Kos Island

Kos Island

Kos is an amazing island for those who dare enjoy an adventure to uncover a very long history of the island, Mediterranean beaches, medieval fortresses, hidden thermal springs and lots more. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine was born on this island five centuries BC. Due to its long and often violent history the island of Kos is also home to some stunningly beautiful medieval castles as well. Finally, some beaches are plain looking but beautiful still and will certainly make you summer holidays very enjoyable.

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Photos

Photos of Kos Island

On this page our visitors will find the best photos of the Kos Island in Greece, its ancient sights, tourist attractions and beaches. This is the fastest way to get to know Kos and what this beautiful island has to offer. Browsing through the photos you will have a unique chance to, just in a few minutes, get to know Kos and get an idea of the tourist attractions that may interest you.

Photos of Kos Island

Tourist map

Map of Kos Island

On this tourist map one may find the location of all attractions, towns, beaches and places to visit on the island of Kos in Greece.

Tourist map of Kos Island

History

History of Kos Island
Kos Island is a large island located in the Aegean Sea very close to the Turkish Anatolian coast. It is the third largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, which is a group of 15 large and 150 small islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, and the second most populated after Rhodes. It measures 45 kilometers in length and from 2 to 11 kilometers in width. Funnily enough, it is located just 4 kilometers off the Turkish coast.

History of Kos Island

Sights

Sights in Kos Island

On this page visitors will find a full list of all tourist sights on the Island of Kos in Greece. Kos is famous for its ancient Greek ruins, its fortresses, historic buildings, museums etc. We have selected the most important tourist sights of Kos so that you can spend less time planning your visit and more time enjoying what Kos has to offer.

Sights in Kos Island

Beaches

Beaches in Kos Island

On this page visitors will find the complete list of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos in Greece. Kos is famous for its warm thermal beaches where visitors can enjoy the hot volcanic waters as well as some breathtaking beaches that will at least for a moment make forget some of the more exotic destinations that we have always dreamed of.

Beaches in Kos Island

History of Kos Island

Kos Island is a large island located in the Aegean Sea very close to the Turkish Anatolian coast. It is the third largest island in the Dodecanese island chain, which is a group of 15 large and 150 small islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, and the second most populated after Rhodes. It measures 45 kilometers in length and from 2 to 11 kilometers in width. Funnily enough, it is located just 4 kilometers off the Turkish coast. The origin of the name of the island: Many ancient legends have been associated with the name of the Island. One legends has it that during the battle of Gods against giants (Greek mythology) in which the Gods prevailed, some giants took refuge from the persecution of Goods on the island of Kos, therefore the first names of the island “Kynnis” has been derived from the name of the giant Konnis while “Koia” after the giant Koio. Another legend has it though that the Island got its name after the name of the king Meropas the second daughter, Koos or Kos. On the other hand, some research claim that the princess was called Astypalaia.

History of Kos Island

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Kos Island

Kos is an amazing island for those who dare enjoy an adventure to uncover a very long history of the island, Mediterranean beaches, medieval fortresses, hidden thermal springs and lots more. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine was born on this island five centuries BC. Due to its long and often violent history the island of Kos is also home to some stunningly beautiful medieval castles as well. Finally, some beaches are plain looking but beautiful still and will certainly make you summer holidays very enjoyable.

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