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Kos belongs to the Dodecanese islands and is located between Rhodes and Kalymnos, and with very short time by boat to Kalymnos. Travelers to Kalymnos, where there is only located a small domestic airport, often use Kos as transit island, as this island has a good international airport.
“Kos town is nice with small narrow streets in the center and small places and can remind a little bit about, among others, Chania in Crete”
We have lived for a few days on the outskirts of Kos city (Kos city) and explored this eastern end of the island a little. Kos town is nice with small narrow streets in the center and small places and can remind a little bit about bla. Chania in Crete. In the evening, there is a lot of party in the area around the harbor, while the rest of the city seems quite calm and pleasant. One of the biggest attractions in Kos is probably Asklepieion, which is said to be the first hospital in the world. It was built in the 3rd century before our time bill. It was built to honor the God of Health and Medicine, Asklepios, after the famous Greek doctor Hippocrates had died. The symbol of this hospital was a snake that the Greeks honored because it had a great ability to select healing herbs. Today, the snake is still seen as a symbol in medicine. Asklepieion is located a few kilometers outside Kos city. The Neratzia Castle or Knight Castle dominates the port of Kos Town. It is a crusader castle from the late 14th century.
“One of the biggest attractions in Kos is probably Asklepieion, which is said to be the first hospital in the world”
The beaches around Kos town are semi crowded with people. However, you do not have to go far away from Kos town before it changes and we had dinner on a taverna, named Akrogiali, on the outskirts of Kos town and here was served the real Greek food, which could be enjoyed in pleasant surroundings a few meters from the beach.
If you are looking for experiences outside the city, you should visit some of the beautiful mountain villages along Dikeos, for example. Asfendiou and Zia. In addition to enjoying a good Greek lunch at a cozy tavern, you can shop for fragrant spices, olives and honey that are sold at attractive prices and if you are long enough you can enjoy one of the island’s finest sunsets.
North of Kos has lots of long sandy beaches and the island generally has many great holiday resorts and is geared to receiving a lot of tourists.
Here is a link from the Danish newspaper Politiken describing some of the more unspoiled Kos.
We have connections to a small cheaper hotel, with pool, which is perfectly located near Kos Town, where most ferries depart. And in reasonable distance to the airport.
Taxi fare from the airport to Kos city is about 38 euros.
There have been many cycling trails in Kos in recent years, as the island’s inhabitants want to change the island’s reputation from party island to more family-oriented destinations.
There are often cheap flights from Denmark to Kos and it makes it interesting, both as destinations, but especially as a transit island to other Greek islands.
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