Kos in Greece is the second most popular island of Dodecanese, after Rhodes. Known for its historical sites, beautiful beaches, and lush vegetation, the island is visited by almost 1 million tourists every year!
Kos island has a 5,000 years long history and has been influenced by many cultures, such as the Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Venetians, the medieval Knights, and the Ottomans.
Thanks to the remains of all these cultures, sightseeing is one of the best things to do on the island.
The most important of them is Asklepieion, one of the top holistic healing centers of the ancient world, which followed the medical guidelines of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.
Other sights worth visiting include churches, Neratzia medieval castle, the ancient Greek Agora, and Antimachia Castle.
One of the recommended activities to do is cycling. It’s not a surprise that Kos is also known as the “Cycling island”, as bicycling is a very popular means of transportation there.
There’s also a 13 km long cycling road, ideal for bike strolls, starting from Faros beach and ending at Psalidi beach! Apart from the cycling road, though, there are many mountain cycling trails, ideal for cycling in nature!
What can we say about its beaches? The options are endless! Sandy, shingly, crowded, secluded, organized, unorganized… There’s a beach for every taste and they are all easily accessible.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit some of the island’s best seashores, such as Kardamena beach, Tigaki beach, Mastichari beach, Marmari beach, and Kefalos beach.
Get ready for an unforgettable trip to Kos!