Marina Kos (1st floor), 85300 Kos
Tel: +30 22420 29991
Fax: +30 22420 49403
Kos, the third largest island of the Dodecanese, is home to the father of modern medicine Hippocrates. Kos is a popular tourist destination offering all amenities for an enjoyable stay offering numerous alternatives for sightseeing excursions, entertainment and dining. The ruins of Asklipion, an important healing centre & medical school during antiquity, the 2500 years old Hippocrates Plane Tree, under which, according to the legend, the father of medicine taught his students, and the 14th century Castle of the Knights built by the Knights of St. John, are among the most popular sights one should visit when in Kos.
A must see area while in Kos is the traditional village of Zia – positioned on a hill top – best visited before sunset, offering the visitor breathtaking views of the surrounding islands while enjoying a meal on a roof garden in one of the many restaurants of the village. The streets of Zia are lined with craft shops, selling local products and souvenirs.
Yet another legacy of the island is the hot springs called Therma, which are 5 km outside Kos town and attract many visitors for their healing properties and combined with the unique natural beauty makes the area definitely worth visiting.
Last but not least, visitors are bound to enjoy a refreshing plunge on the shady beach of Kefalos before relaxing in the sight of an amazing sunset, best enjoyed from the site of the Ancient Odeon just opposite the small island of Agios Stefanos.