The Greek Island of Kos basks in the Aegean Sea and is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands. Kos is well known for its hot summer sun, sandy beaches and rich history.
Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of modern medicine and traces of this rich ancestry can be seen around the capital Kos Town and in the nearby Asklepion which is the most significant ancient site on Kos.
Next to the walls of the harbour front castle of the St John Knights is situated the Plane tree where Hippocrates is said to have tutored his students and this is one of many sites where you can find evidence of Greek history.
In summer the northern beaches of Kos have a cooling breeze and warm waters. Tingaki in particular is good for children due to its shallow waters and long sandy beach. From here you also get fantastic views of Turkey which lies not far from the Kos coast.
On the south coast of Kos towards the resort of Kefalos the sea is calmer but condiderably cooler, but this is where the best beaches on Kos are, Paradise and Bubble Beach.
Kos also has great nightlife. The place to head for if you want non stop party action is Kardamena where there are plenty of music bars, clubs and discos which are all open until sunrise! You will also find Bingo, quiz nights and karaoke bars in Kardamena.
If you want to explore some of the Greek island of Kos then you can take a day cruise over to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Buses take you to the crater rim where you can walk down to the sulpher encrusted fllor of the crater.
Also, less than an hour away by ferry from Kos Town is the Turkish port of Bodrum. The town is dominated by the spectacular 15th century castle and it is well worth a trip.