Welcome to Kos Island, the jewel of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. Founded in 366 BC, Kos Island is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands in Greece.
Measuring 40 km by 8 km and located at a distance of a mere 4 km from the coast of Bodrum in the neighboring country of Turkey, the island has a population of 30,947.
Kos Island, Greece is noted for the crystal clarity of the waters that surround the incredible beaches of its 112 km of coastline.
Merging tradition, history and nature, Kos blends ancient, medieval and modern architecture with abundant vegetation.
The main port and town centre of this beautiful destination in the Dodecanese islands of Greece, are located in the North Eastern part of the Island. A hub of tourism and culture, charming whitewashed buildings, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs form the famous Kos town “bar street”.
The town’s 14th century fortress is at the entrance to its harbor, famously erected in 1315, by The Knights of Saint John of Rhodes.
The main villages of interest in Kos are Kardamena, Kefalos, Tingaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari and Pyli. Smaller villages of interest include Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi and Asfendiou.