9+1 REASONS WHY WE LOVE KOS
The town of Kos, the main town on the island, is an open-air museum. The monuments you’ll pass as you stroll through the streets of Kos date from many periods — ancient Greek, Byzantine, Ottoman. While you’re there, sit back and enjoy a coffee in the history-steeped backdrop of Eleftherias Square.
Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine, and Kos is where he was born. The plane tree in the city center marks the spot where he is said to have taught his students, so make sure you pay it a visit.
Unlike many other islands, Kos is relatively flat, and this makes it a beautiful place for a cycling trip. Bike rentals are easy to come by, and there are also plenty of cycling paths around Kos Town and the main beaches. Alternatively, you could take to the mountains and try out the forest trails!
If you’ve never bathed in a hot thermal spring – or even if you have – you should definitely visit Therma (some spell it Therme) Beach, not far from Kos Town. The volcanic water is said to have a healing effect, and this combined with the gorgeous rock and sea surroundings creates the perfect relaxing experience.
Winemaking is an age-old tradition on Kos, and although the vineyards were neglected for years, the island is now rapidly climbing the ladder of wine destinations. Wine lovers will want to visit different vineyards, where many of the whites and reds on offer are impossible to find outside Greece.
If you’re in the mood for a party, this small island is packed with lively bars and clubs to keep you entertained all night long.
From Kos you’ll be able to get a ferry to a huge number of other islands – you’re definitely not limiting yourself by staying here. The neighboring island Nisyros is home to a dormant volcano, and it’s a beautiful place for a day trip.
If you are looking for heavenly beaches, the island of Kos is the ideal destination for you. Kos has some of the undisputed superlative beaches of the whole Dodecanese chain. Long white sandy beaches with turquoise water. Some beaches on Kos are packed with sunbeds and backed by tavernas. Others are pure seclusion and even swimwear is optional.
This picture-perfect spot is a favorite postcard theme among tourists, making it the island’s most widely traveled image around the world. Enjoy swimming at the location’s two beaches, situated next to the archaeological site featuring the remains of two early Christian basilicas (5th – 6th century), named Agios Stefanos. Gaze out towards the islet of Kastri and feel the energy transmitted by the foundations of these old churches and the Baptistery, the columns of the sanctuary, and the mosaic floors.
The gastronomy is an important element to discover a country and its culture. The local cuisine, inspired by Koan traditions, local ingredients and the Mediterranean culinary culture has many innovative tastes to present in an exceptional selection of taverns and restaurants around the island.