The island of Kos is the jewel of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. Founded in 366 BC, it is the third largest island of the Dodecanese.
Measuring 40 km by 8 km and just 4 km away from the coast of Bodrum in neighboring Turkey, the island has 30,947 inhabitants.
The island is famous for the crystal clear waters of the incredible beaches along its 112-km long coastline.
An amalgam of tradition, history and nature, the island combines medieval and modern architecture with lush vegetation.
The main port and town centre of this beautiful destination in the Dodecanese islands of Greece, are located in the north-eastern part of the Island. A hub of tourism and culture, with charming whitewashed buildings, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs that form the famous Kos town “bar street”.
The town’s 14th century fort is over the port entrance and was erected in 1315, by The Knights of Saint John of Rhodes.
The main villages of interest in Kos are Kardamena, Kefalos, Tingaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari and Pyli. Smaller villages of interest include Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi and Asfendiou.