Kos the island of Hippocrates ,after Rhodes is the second largest island of the Dodecanese islands and second as well in tourism. The town of Kos has many similarities with the town of Rhodes with the old Venetian Castle and some parts of the old town. Kos has a total surface of about 50 km long and 12 km wide at the widest and live there permanently about 30,000 people, most of which concentrated in the capital of the island Kos.
In addition to capital of
Kos Greece, other towns of the island are Kardamena, Kefalos,
Tigaki, Antimachia, Mastichari, Marmari and Pyli, in addition to smaller
villages of Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi and community Asfentiou, a centre
comprising 5 villages now almost entirely abandoned at the foot of Mount
Dikeo, the higher on the island.
On Kos there are many archaeological sites such as Asclepeion, the temple of Asclepius, greek god of medicine, Roman baths, the tree of Hippocrates, considered the oldest tree of Europe, the Roman Odeon, the Neratzia Castle, the medieval fortress (modernized by the knights hospitalers) placed at the entrance to the port town of Kos and the fortress of Antimachia.
For lovers of the sea there are many beaches to visit. The northern part of the island is always hit by the wind, but with most crystalline waters compared to the south, with sea always calm and clear water. Among Kardamena and Kos Town are the famous' Thermes', natural pools of hot and sulphurous water . A true relaxation for all. Going in the direction of Kefalos you can not not notice the beautiful island of Castri often visited by people who enjoy the sun in the beach.