Kos holidays guide and advice

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Kos Island advice on what to do, what to see and where to have fun.

  • Kos information and useful advice
  • What to visit in Kos
  • Art places to visit in Kos
  • Kos most beautiful beaches
  • Excursions to do in Kos
  • Tips for visiting Kos at its best
  • What to do in the evening in Kos
  • Kos pictures and photos

Kos information and useful advice

THE Kos island also known as COO Is part of the Greece and it is one of the islands of the Dodecanese, is very close to the coasts of Turkey, dopo Rhodes it is the most visited of the Dodecanese islands, Kos is the capital.



The island has as its predominant characteristics: the luxuriant vegetation, the historical testimonies and the wide sandy beaches.

It is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, in fact, it preserves numerous archaeological finds from the classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.

What to visit in Kos

For those arriving on this enchanting island, a visit to the plane tree of Hippocrates, tree of gigantic dimensions, in the shadow of which it is said that the famous doctor taught.

The city of Kos it is immersed in an oriental atmosphere, in fact it should not be forgotten that from Kos you can see the Turkish coast and that many of the local uses and customs are of direct Ottoman descent.

Kos night life

Also not to be missed is a visit to Kardamena, a picturesque village.


The best side of the island is undoubtedly that of the Kefalos area where there are the most beautiful beaches.

Go on vacation a Kos is gorgeous and full of adventure. In fact, this splendid island is recommended for those looking for adventures, and is also considered a regular destination for young girls and boys from northern Europe.


Art places to visit in Kos

Il Antimachia Castle; the Asclepeion Temple whose imposing ruins are located a few kilometers from Kos, where the first medical practices on a scientific basis were started (the first hospital in history), with a view of Turkey; the plane tree of Hippocrates (in central Kos) under which Hippocrates entertained his students and where, they say, the famous Hippocratic oath was taken; Zia, a characteristic hilltop town where in the evening they organize Greek dinners with lots of music and sirtaki; the Palace of the Knights of Rhodes (in the center of Kos).


Kos most beautiful beaches

The beaches that I recommend to see are certainly:

  • Marcos beach
  • Paradise beach
  • Agios Stefanos
  • Aghios Fockas
  • Tingaki
  • Marmari
  • Psalidi


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Excursions to do in Kos

There are numerous excursions that the island offers but the most beautiful ones we recommend are:

  • Bodrum (Turkey)
  • Kalymnos
  • Nisyros
  • Rhodes
  • Platy
  • lousy

Tips for visiting Kos at its best

It is very suggestive to walk in the evening from Piazza dei Delfini towards the castle, as about ten sailing ships are moored, all illuminated with each one a nice young lady who describes the type of excursion they offer you.

Don't miss this amazing experience.

What to do in the evening in Kos

To know the best night clubs, beach bar e discotheques of the island consult Kos nightlife.

Kos pictures and photos

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