Summer Memories from Kos Island

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Autumn has arrived, the summer’s heat and walks by the beach are a distant memory and, meanwhile, the golden leaves signify everyone’s return to their daily routine.

However, summer in Kos Island will always be remembered!

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Surrounded by an infinite coastline with many exotic beaches, Kos Island is known as the jewel of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece. Kos is not simply an island but an experience itself, a colorful canvas where history, tradition, nature and gastronomy blend the colors, aromas, secrets and stories of the land and await for you to paint a picture of your own.


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Summer memories in Kos begin to unfold one by one, from the very first walk in the Old Town and The Castle of Nerantzia (Castle of the Knights) that was built in the 15th century by the Knights of Rhodes to protect themselves from the Ottoman attacks and all the way to the plane tree of Hippocrates and the Roman Odeon. If you are a sightseeing lover, Kos Island offers a wide variety of historic monuments and castles waiting to be explored.

But summer is more than sightseeing, it is all about swimming, gazing at sunsets and immersing into nature. Visit the villages of Kos and discover their hidden treasures and breathtaking views. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset at Zia village, take a tour at Kefalos’ remains and partake in a series of watersports activities at Kardamena. Do not miss the chance to visit Kastri Island which is probably one of the most photographed places in Kos.

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Once you’ve done all your touring, it is time to tickle your taste buds with some of the finest specialties of the island’s cuisine. Kos Island is characterized by a rich gastronomic tradition based on Greek and Mediterranean flavors. Some of the must-taste local treats include the “posa cheese” (wine-cheese), the “pitaridia”, “pligouri”, “katimeria” and “varvara”. Make sure to buy some local food products to bring back home such as the sweet preserved cherry tomatoes, so as to carry with you some of the island’s most distinct flavors.

Souvenirs are also a great reminder of moments you wish to treasure for life. Make sure you buy some sea shells, sponges and other local artifacts to share with your beloved ones.

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Kos really does have a lot to offer! Explore the island, walk through its colorful alleys and let the scents and medieval magic lure you to another era, visit its scenic villages and the monuments and delve into the mystique paths of history.


If you are planning to visit the island for the first time or go back for a second summer in a row, stay at the Diamond Deluxe 5 star luxury hotel in Kos Island and experience the epitome of luxury accommodation.

Create memories in Kos to last for a lifetime.