Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera! You will get great pleasure from walking in its wide streets, green parks and blossoming gardens.
The huge ancient (XV Century) Castle Of Knights will meet the sea travelers on the entrance of harbor. Near the port is an extensive archaeological area with ruins of buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman Eras – Gymnasia, the Odeon, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Hercules, Roman baths and Roman villas with mosaic fragments. Aqueduct joins castle with a small area on which stands the ancient Sycamore, according to legend, planted by Hippocrates. In the central square Elevterias (Liberty) is the Archaeological museum, which gathered interesting exposition artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the island.
One of the most interesting attractions of the Kos are the ruins of an ancient temple Asklepios (God of Medicine), where Hippocrates studied. His life was closely connected with Kos Island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4 kilometers from the capital of the island. It will take around 20-25 minutes to reach the Asklepios by car and about 30 Minutes by bike. Perhaps the best option to get a tour and see the city at the same time is auto locomotive, which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos.
Having reached Asklepios by passing the Shady Alley, a majestic view of the ancient complex opens in front of you. A walk in Asklepios will take about half a day.
If go inland from Asklepios, you will find the town Asfendiu. The Mountain Dikteo will show spectacular panorama of the island’s beaches and the neighboring islands.
In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center, is located Mastihari and to the south the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island is, Kefalos located 43 km from the town of the Kos. Kefalos is famous for beautiful beaches of Kamari and paradise beach, the ruins of the ancient city, the Monastery of St. John.
Another attraction of the island is thermal baths Agios Fokas. You can reach the place by car, bus, bicycle or walking. Kos Island is a paradise for cyclists.
In the evening, have a dinner in one of the beachside restaurants. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad, which is made from tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, onions, olives, olive oil, and of course fresh cheese made from sheep’s milk feta. Especially popular are fish and seafood dishes. Also there are many different patisserie shops. Surely try a Greek wine. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional Greek Drink Uzo (Ouzo), forty-degree anise vodka, cancers grape vodka, Metaxa (Famous Greek Brandy).
As for evening attractions, life on Kos abounds. There are lots of clubs, taverns and cafes.
The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable. Everyone knows each other and people are always happy to invite guests.
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