Κος: The homeland of Hippocrates


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Kos is the third largest island of Dodecanese, which hugs the coast of the Aegean coast, very close to the Turkish peninsula of Bodrum. It has an area of 290 sq. km and a coastline of 112 km (70 miles).

It is the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of Medicine, who lived on the island in the fourth century BC.

It is one of the top tourist destinations in Greece mainly because of its mild weather, long sandy beaches and self-contained resort hotels.

It is an ideal place for the yachtsmen and the windsurfers. Near perfect winds, deep water tie-ups there is also a newly built top-flight, first class, full service marina offering everything from charter services to a ship’s store to a repair center with a travel lift.

Kos Map

Kos is a lovely Aegean island with a vibrant economy planning its future on its tourism industry offering high quality tourist services. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Greece.

Don’t miss to visit the ruins the Asklepeion, the main archaeological site of the island and one of the important sites of Greece. It was a hospital that was known throughout the Greek world and spread the healing methods of Hippocrates.

Famous beaches: Psalidi, Tigaki, camel Beach, Sunny Beach, Lagades.

How to get there

By ship: from Piraeus and Thessaloniki
By airplane: from Athens (50 minutes)

Kos Photos

Kos Useful Telephone Numbers (Calling code for Greece 0030)

Athens airport
210 353 0000
Kos airport
22420 51229
Piraeus Port Authority
210 4226001-4
Kos Hospital
22420 28050, 22420 22300
Thessaloniki Port Authority
2310 531 505