Kos Travel Guide
The third largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Kos is also one of the most fertile. Its climate is the best of any of the islands in the archipelago and is littered with remarkable archaeological sites. The superb tourist facilities and the ease with which it is reached make it a very popular, truly cosmopolitan holiday destination. Situated at the hub of the Dodecanese ferry network it also an ideal base for ‘island hoppers’. The city of Kos, the island’s capital and chief port, is a pleasant and attractive town with the fifteenth century Castle of the Knights of Saint John overlooking the harbour and the famous ruin of the Asklepion near by.
The beaches are all excellent, although around Lampi and Tigaki it can get extremely crowded. The bay at Kefalos has been virtually taken over by a vast Club Med. More secluded areas include the underdeveloped Magic beach, whilst Zia has plenty of good bars and restaurants and the best sunsets on the island. The local government really has really gone to town, creating a high quality, extremely people friendly holiday island offering the very best of everything you would expect from a sunshine break.
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