Things to see and do
The island of Kos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. The second most popular destination of Dodecanese, after Rhodes, Kos island has crystal beaches, interesting sightseeing, intense nightlife, traditional villages and delicious restaurants. It is geographically located between the islands of Kalymnos and Nisyros. The coastal villages of Kos Greece are tourist places with many accommodations, while the inland villages are kept away from tourism. Some beaches are organized, while others are totally secluded. There are also few naturist beaches, around Paradise Beach.
This Greek island has many interesting sightseeing. The Asklepieion is the most famous sight, which was actually a healing center in the ancient times. Worth a visit are also the Ancient Agora, the Roman Odeon, the Venetian Castle in Town and the Castle in Antimachia. In this village, you can also visit an interesting folklore museum in the central square. This guide of Kos proposes all useful information about holidays in Kos.
Highlights in Kos
The main town is a beautiful place with distinctive architecture. The old part of the town has Medieval style, with Venetian houses and Ottoman mosques.
Located on the southern side of the island, Kefalos is a developed place with many tourist facilities and an organized sandy beach. This is a popular place to stay during your holidays.
In short drive from the Town is the famous beach of Themes, with black pebbles and thermal waters. The waters in this beach has healing facilities.
In close distance to the Town, there is the ancient sanctuary of Asklepios. This was actually a healing centre and in fact the father of medicine, Hippocrates, would teach there.
The beautiful beach of Agios Stefanos has crystal waters and relaxing atmosphere. This beach is partly organized with tourist facilities and traditional seaside taverns.
Nerantzia Castle is actually the Medieval Castle at the port of the capital town. This is an interesting monument to explore and gives nice view to the Aegean Sea.
Mastihari is a lovely beach with organized and secluded spots. Due to the strong summer winds, this place is popular for windsurfing and kite surfing.
Windsurfing is a popular sport on the island of Kos. The best places for windsurfing and kite surfing are the beaches of Mastihari, Tigaki, Psalidi and Kefalos.
Ancient Agora is an interesting archaeological site in the Town. Other interesting ancient monuments in the town are the Roman Odeon and Casa Romana.
Located on the slopes of a mountain and offering great view to the sea, Zia is an authentic village with traditional shops. This is a nice place for an evening stroll.
In summer, there are daily boat trips from the ports of Kardamena and Kos Town to the close island of Nisyros, famous for its still active volcano.
Diving is gradually developing in Kos, with many diving centres opening around the island. These centres offer diving courses of all levels and organize trips to famous diving spots.