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Kos Island - Holiday on Kos

GENERAL INFO
NAME KΩ, KOS
MAIN TOWN KOS TOWN
TOURIST RESORTS TIGAKI, MARMARI, MASTIHARI, KARDAMENA, KEFALOS
POPULATION 28.000
DIMENSIONS 43KM LONG/2-11KM WIDE
AIRPORT “IPPOCRATES” INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KGS)
DO NOT MISS

THERMAL SPRINGS, SUNSET IN ZIA, 3 ISLANDS CRUISE, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE ASKLEPION

Welcome to Kos, one of the most popular islands of the Dodecanese. The island of Kos is called: "The garden of the Aegean" for its abundance of water , "the island of Hippocrates" for being the birthplace of the most famous doctor of history, and "The Little Rhodes" because of its proximity not only geographical but also cultural and historical island of Rhodes. Kos is also proposed as a good starting point to explore the islands of the Dodecanese or neighboring Turkey.

The island of Kos is 43 km long and wide from 2 up to a maximum of 6 km, is the third largest island of the Dodecanese and the second largest in population. Its close proximity to the coast of Turkey and Bodrum, makes it particularly attractive as it offers an interesting combination of Eastern and Western elements.

The island's capital is Kos town, a tourist town and lively area full of history as well as bars, greek taverns and alleys of shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the Meltemi wind and is the most popular tourist resort on the island. Near Kos city there are many villages with a traditional soul as Platani, Pili, Zia and Afandou, a short distance from the town are the thermal baths of Kos, natural pool known for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site "Asklepion" the most important site of the island.

The other nice places are Tigaki, Marmari and Mastihari in the north of the island. Those resorts offer discrete services for tourism and long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos are the lively Kardamena, location known for its vibrant nightlife, while Kefalos is the most quiet tourist resort on the island. The beaches of Kos are sandy, some long and equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, other beautiful bays and coves.

"The Sun", is one of the main features that make popular island of Kos. From April to November, the period during which the rains are very rare, the island of Kos offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives you the chance to enjoy the sea and sunny days.

At the same time the summer wind called meltemi  makes more pleasant even at the high temperatures of the high season. You may run into a few hours of rain only from the end of September / early October.