Kos, Greece

About Kos

The largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands, Kos is known for sandy beaches and is rich with Greek and Roman antiquities. Situated close to the Turkish Coast, you'll find an abundance of picturesque villages, varied nightlife and historical sites.

The main attraction for many remains the beaches, particularly Agios Theologos and the white sands at Tigaki Beach. It's also well situated for a day trip to the Turkish town of Bodrum.

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Kos offers a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The hottest month is August with averages temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius and an average temperature of 10 degrees in the coldest month of February. January is the wettest month with an average of 6 inches of rain.

Leisure & Activities

Asklepieion
Situated 4 Km south east of Kos Town, Asklepieion is an ancient Greek medical centre dating back to the third century BC. It was built in honour of the Greek God of health and medicine, Asklepios after the death of the famous Greek physician, Hippocrates. Earthquakes in the area over the centuries have caused some major structural damage to the buildings, but it is still possible to locate the individual rooms which were part of the construction.

Kos Town
Kos Town is the capital of the island and is well worth a visit. It features many different styles of architecture from ancient through to modern structures. One of the main sites is the Castle of the Knights of St. John which is situated to the east of the harbour. There are plenty of cafes, bars and tavernas along the main pedestrian area as well as shops and souvenirs.

Mastichari Beach
This stunning white sandy beach is situated 27 Km south of Kos Town. In the centre there are plenty of facilities including sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports.

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