Kos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese off the east coast of Turkey. It is the third largest island of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos. The surface of the island is 295.3 sq. Km. with a 112 km coastline. The capital of the island is Kos, where it is also the main port of the island. It is rich in historical monuments island and has remarkable archaeological and tourist interest. It is also called the “island of Hippocrates”, the father of medicine, because Hippocrates was born there.
In Kos you will find tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches and historical sights from different times and seasons: ancient Greek, Venetian and Ottoman in a harmonious coexistence.
Tourism is the main industry in Kos the island’s beaches being the primary attraction. The main port and population centre on the island, Kos town, is also the tourist and cultural centre, with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a number of nightclubs forming the Kos town “barstreet”. The seaside village of Kardamena is a popular resort for young holidaymakers and has a large number of bars and nightclubs. Farming is the second principal occupation, with the main crops being grapes, almonds, figs, olives, and tomatoes, along with wheat and corn.
It is a tourist island with many possibilities in terms of accommodation, food, sports, excursions, entertainment. The most remarkable feature of the island is the endless bike paths, which is why Kos is often referred to as the bike island.