Kos, then and now
Kos, the island of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is distinguishes for her rich history, the untold beauties and the culture of her residents.
This beautiful island, which belongs to the complex of Dodecanese, is third in size after Rhodes and Karpathos. Its extend reaches up to 290sq.km. It has an oblong shape and in the south part of it we meet two mountains, Dikeo and Simbatro.
Kos has dense vegetation. The rich fauna and flora of the island impresses every visitor. The island’s ground is lowland and can be cultivated. In the vineyards of Kos is produced fine, white, sweet wine, while the island is also famous for tomato production.
From ancient times to our days Kos, an age-long birthplace, gave birth to important personalities and became famous to the entire world.
It met times of bloom that are registered on the remains of ancient towns and important monuments. It was the bone of contention among Genevans, Venetians, Turkish and Italian conquerors.
But it kept its identity and the residents exploiting this untold beauty and important route in time, elevated their island to a top travel destination.
Flat plains have made cycling uniquely popular and there are around 5,000 cycles on hire at the height of the season. One of the most popular package holiday destinations, Kos hosted 800,000 tourists last year swamping the local population of 22,000.
Kos town and Kardamena are the two biggest resorts.