Mild Mediterranean climate, verdant hillsides with picturesque villages, beaches with dunes and clear waters, unique antiquities of the classical times, medieval castles and a city designed by Italian planners. This is Kos, home of Hippocrates. An island that combines the glamour of the past with the high quality tourist infrastructure and the cosmopolitan aura of the present. When you visit it, you will immediately understand why it is included in the top five of the top tourist destinations in Greece every year!
Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean, between Kalymnos and Nisyros. It is 4 nautical miles far from the coast of Turkey and 200 nautical miles from Piraeus. Covering 290 km², it is the third largest island in the Dodecanese. Its shape is long and narrow and its highest mountain is mount Dikeo with an altitude of 846 metres at the south-east of the island. Kos Town is the capital of the island and there are seven more organized settlements.