Kos has immense selection of superb beaches, which are usually found on the south coast. Naturally, most of activities on the island are based around the water. The swimming possibilities are plenty and it is a great place for diving or snorkelling as well. Moreover, Kos is an excellent place for windsurfing, jet-skiing or even sailing in your own yacht. There are plenty of day-tripper boats which can take you to other nearby islands, as well as to Turkey if you wish.
The mountain villages on the island possess a remarkable beauty and it can easily be visited either by car, bus or bicycle. Kos is also a place for some of the world’s most fascinating historical sites that are all worth a visit. Many of the structures were built somewhere between 3rd to 4th century B.C.
The Ancient Agora
Walking around the Ancient Agora gives you an experience and imagination of how a Greek market looked like in the early times. The archaeological site no longer functions as a marketplace today. However, visiting here lets you uncover a series of historical ruins including the Shrines of Aphrodite and Hercules, and many other remarkable remains.
The Castle of the Knights
One main attraction to keep on your list while sightseeing in Kos is The Castle of the Knights. This is a 14th century castle, which stands as a secure fortress against the attacks of the Ottomans in the early times. In June 2017, an earthquake unfortunately damaged the caste and for now, it´s closed for visitors, however you can walk around it.
Zero Cafe is a modern and colourful little coffee bar in town. They offer delicious milkshakes and good coffee. For book lovers, they have a mini book stand for you to check out. A live gig adds up to its fun and relaxed ambiance during the night.
Good to know
The bus service on Kos is very well organized and the ticket price is inexpensive. The public transport KTEL travel between cities and their tickets are available on-board on the bus or at the station. You can find the main bus station on Kleopatras Street in Kos Town.
The island can easily be explored by mountain bike, as it is relatively flat. If the weather is too hot or you don't like biking, there are several places to hire either a scooter or a car.
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