Located just three nautical miles from the Asia Minor coast in the southeastern Aegean Sea, the island of Kos in Greece is not only chock full of interesting history, but is an exotic paradise.

Its plush grounds are famous for their green vegetation and are considered one of the most temperate places in the world, both qualities making it ripe for medicinal progress and advancement, something known in Kos since 460 BC, when Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was born.

Today, there is an array of blissful activities to take part in. Check out the new Marina, which just turned 10 years old, or hop down to old harbor where you can get some of the best sailing or boating on the continent.

With tons of other modern accommodations, you can always stay on top, while you see the well-preserved and myth-laden archaeological sites of Greek antiquity. As the heart of the Dodecanese Islands, there may be no better to way to spend time away in Greece.

As Kos is a popular location for many visitors to Greece, there are quite a number of ways to get in and around, starting with the various ferries that leave almost every day from surrounding locations. If you are in Athens, the best way in is by plane from Athens airport.

Once there, it would be a good idea to coordinate where and when exactly you are planning on going. As a small island, there are buses that seem to go everywhere, so it becomes just a matter of acquainting yourself with the schedules. No patience for that? Another popular option is to simply rent a scooter for a few days. They can be found at about 10 euros per day.

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Kos Island Independent Day Trip from Bodrum

Visit the Greek island of Kos on an independent day trip from Bodrum, and enjoy a full day of free time to get to know its history and scenery! Bask on ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

Private Tour: Kos Island Highlights Including Zia, Asklepieion and Tree of Hippocrates

Get to know Kos Island on a private half-day tour, visiting ancient ruins, a mountain village and a winery! While enjoying personalized attention from a guide, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.39

Private Tour: Kos Island Villages and Wine Tasting

Explore Kos Island on a half-day tour with a private guide and visit ancient villages, ruins and a family-run winery! After enjoying free time in the mountain ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $132.30

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