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ABOUT KOS

Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese – a chain of 165 islands in the Aegean Sea. The 287 km2 island is located only 4 km from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey. Thanks to its beautiful coastline, ancient attractions and sunny climate, Kos has remained a hot spot for tourists from all over the world. 

Kos is an island where history, legends and myths come alive. The island has had a long and complicated history. Kos has been under various different rules throughout its time, before ceding to Greece in 1947. The most important historical monument in Kos is the Asklepion – a healing temple sacred to the god of medicine, Asclepius. Kos was also the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern-day medicine. 

Kos has a population of around 30,000 people. A native person from Kos is called ‘Koan’ in English. The inhabitants of Kos are very warm, friendly and hospitable. They pride themselves on helping guests enjoy the island as much as they do.

Today, Kos is a haven for seekers of relaxation, unique experiences and fun under the sun. Fantastic beaches, stunning sights, charming villages and delicious cuisine – what more could one ask for?