The Island

You wake up in the morning, rent a bicycle, ride on the specially formed cycling routes, wander around the harbor, stumble under the plane tree of Hippocrates, then continue for the mythical Asklepieion and end up diving into the thermal springs. Kos, the second largest island of the Dodecanese Islands, with about thirty five thousand permanent residents, is the place of harmonious compositions. The island is pretty touristy and at the same time traditional, cosmopolitan, filled with countless antiquities and sandy beaches. With a coastline of more than one hundred kilometers, it is very difficult not to find a beach that you like!

Recognized as the island of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, Kos offers a variety of activities for visitors, such as diving, cycling, sightseeing in mountain villages, tours in wineries, explorations in archaeological sites and very interesting gastronomic experiences. Well-known for its legendary bars and lively nightlife from previous decades, Kos is gradually developing a complex tourist identity and is gradually evolving into an attractive destination throughout the year.

The recently positive change of attitude from its residents, hoteliers and entrepreneurs towards local wealth (products and cuisine) has played a decisive role in changing its identity. Wine, honey, olive oil, meat, fruits, herbs and vegetables not only preserve the authentic traditional recipes but also enrich the diet of thousands of visitors. As a matter of fact, the traditional and well-known spoon sweet «ntomataki» has developed well, improved its quality and is now included in the travelers' luggage bags on their way home, more than ever.

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