Kos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. With modern
tourist facilities, accommodation for all budgets, sun drenched sandy beaches,
lively nightlife and places of historical interest, Kos is undoubtedly a perfect
holiday island. Predominant characteristics of Kos are the
lush vegetation, the healthy climate, beautiful sandy beaches, extensive fertile
plains, crops and dairy farms. After lazing on the wonderful beaches, soaking up
the sunshine and enjoying the beautiful countryside, fun and excitement are
guaranteed for all ages and for all tastes as the island has a good and eclectic
mix of nightclubs, discos, night clubs, bars and pubs as well as evenings with
The capital of the island is the city of Kos which is located on the north-eastern coast of the island. Kos island is particularly famous for being the birthplace of Hippocrates who is considered the father of medicine, Asklepeion is located 4 km from the modern town and the ruins traditionally housed the ancient Hippocratic School of medicine.
The most popular tourist destination is definitely Kardamena, in the southwest of the island a former traditional fishing village and today sensitively developed with restaurants, shops and nightlife. Close to Kos, is the seaside resort of Psalidi, with numerous clubs and restaurants. To the Northwest of the island are Lambi, Mastichari, Tigaki and Marmari, all of which are renowned for their fabulous white sandy beaches.
A tour of the island should include a visit to Kos Town, the well organized and developed tourist resort of Psalidi, Agios Fokas and a dip in the healing Spa waters of Thermes. Mastichari, Kos' main port, connects the island with Kalymnos. The port of Kardamena connects the island with Nissyros and Kefalos the ancient capital of the island.