The third largest island in the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos, Kos lies between Kalimnos and Nissiros. It is mainly flat with a mountain chain that offers this island not only beautiful beaches but a top the mountains fantastic sunsets.
Kos today has developed into a cosmopolitan resort, which is becoming more and more in demand, for apart from its physical beauty, it possesses some remarkable archaeological sites and important monuments -- leftovers of various eras - excellent facilities for tourists and, furthermore, it is easy to get to whether by boat or by plane.
For the restless traveller, Kos could also form a base for visiting other islands in the vicinity, such as worldly, sophisticated Rhodes, or less well known places, off the beaten path.
Kos if famous for the beautiful beaches. One of the best beaches starts from the south end of the city and continues for about 2 km. Other beaches are, Tigaki, Marmari, Mastihari, Kardamena, Agios Stefanos and Kamari.
Restaurants, fish-taverns, pizzerias and candy stores are more than enough in Kos. Discos and bars can be found at Kardamena and Tigaki, while taverns with local music can be found in the village of Asfenidou and Kardamena.
Regular flights are scheduled from Athens airport. The duration of the flight is 50 min. For more information contact Olympic Airways in Athens tel. (01) 9666666, Olympic Airways in Kos tel. (0242) 28.331.
From Piraeus there are regular ferries every day, number depending on the season.For more information contact the Coastguard of Piraeus tel. (01) 4226000-4.