At the southeast corner of the Aegean Sea, lies the third largest island in the Dodecanese. Kos with its crystal clear waters, the enormous beaches, the ancient monuments and the imposing castles raises both archeological and tourist interest.
It is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of Medicine. Kos has a long history since it was inhabited at the Neolithic times and has been throughout the centuries, the meeting point of many ancient Greek cultures and later, of western and eastern cultures of the Mediterranean. The effects of different cultures within centuries appear, at every point on the island.
The island is fertile with dense vegetation and plenty of water. On its shores there are extensive beaches that give unparalleled beauty to the scenery. The natural beauties combined with the hospitable nature of the locals, the everyday cultural events and the developed hotel units give unlimited entertainment and relaxation options.
The endless cycle paths characterize Kos as an island of cycling.
In Kos the nightlife is endless. Cafes and bars are open until late and visitors can continue to have fun in nightclubs. The well-known Bar Street is located in the center of the town of Kos, between Eleftherias Square, Ancient Agora and Hippocrates Plane. There are bars for all tastes, playing from Greek music to rock and many other kinds.
The Asclepieion of Kos is the most important archaeological monument of the island. It dates back to the 4th century BC. and is situated on the slopes of a small hill, southwest of the current city of Kos, about 3.4 km away. It was the largest hospital in Ancient Greece.
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