Lying in the southern Dodecanese islands
Lying in the southern Dodecanese islands, and just 4km from the Turkish coast, Kos is a sun-kissed spot which has been much sought-after through history... having been a plaything of everyone from the Pharaohs to the British Empire over time. Now, it can be your plaything, too, with ruins and golden sandy beaches aplenty.
|Time zone:||GMT +2 hour (GMT +3 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||4 hours 15|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 23.5°C
Take an oath to visit the Hippocratic Museum, sit under the plane tree where Hippocrates is said to have taught the very first lessons in medicine 2500 years ago.
Must eat at:
Fish House, just off the main square in Kos Town does exactly what it says on the tin – quality seafood, authentically presented... and not always with chips.
Must be there for:
When mid-summer hits and the island heaves with visitors and party vibes, the Hippocrateia Festival in Kos town provides a useful cultural antidote with live music, dancing, art and theatre – much of it outdoor.
· Kardamena beach, approximately 22kms from Kos town, is among the island’s best. For a black-and-white beach experience, where volcanic sand meets pure white sand, head to Agios Fokas.
· The Castle of the Knights, a 14th century fortress in Kos town, is a worthwhile historical diversion from the island’s beautiful beaches – just for an afternoon!
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