Things to Do & Must-See Attractions in Kos
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.
Opened in 2005, Lido Waterpark is one of the largest and most modern water parks in Greece, covering upwards of 18 acres (75,000 square meters) and accommodating up to 3,000 guests each day. Visitors can experience the park’s many water slides and pools, with favorites including the Kamikaze, the Hydro Tube, the Black Hole and a multi‐lane giant slide prime for racing. The Lazy River, a wave pool and a Jacuzzi provide spots to relax once you have had your fill of excitement on the slides, while an interactive children’s area includes water pistols, a rotating water bucket, slides and waterfalls. It’s recommended that guests allot about five hours at the park to fully enjoy its offerings.
Lambi Beach is located at the northeast corner of the island of Kos in the Dodecanese island group of Greece. Since the island of Kos is located so close to Turkey, it makes an easy day trip, and Lambi Beach is not far from the port. The island is often included in island hopping boat tours from Turkey as well. It is one of the closest beaches to the town of Kos, the island's main town. Due to its proximity to the town, Lambi Beach is easy to access for visitors staying in Kos for the nightlife.
It is a long beach with both pebbles and fine sand, and plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas. Visitors come here to swim, sunbath, and enjoy a variety of other water activities. It's a popular beach with several tourist facilities and shops. There are several restaurants and cafes serving seafood and other local meals near and even on the beach. Along the shore is a flat path ideal for cyclists. The path leads to the nearby village of Tigaki.
Limnionas Beach is on a cove along Limnionas Bay about 3 miles north of the village of Kefalos on the island of Kos. It's about 27 miles from the main town of Kos. The island of Kos, in the Dodecanese island group, is only 4 miles from Turkey's coast, so it makes an easy day trip from Turkey. The cove where the beach is located naturally protects the area from strong winds. As a result, it is a haven for fishing boats during bad weather.
It is a quiet beach with fine, white sand where you'll find clear water, rocky scenery, umbrellas, and chairs for sunbathing. You can also go swimming and snorkeling at Limnionas Beach. From the beach, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Kos, the Aegean Sea and the nearby island of Kalymnos. In the harbor, there are fishing boats that offer day trips and fishing excursions. A few cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy seafood and other local dishes are located near the beach. This is a great beach to relax and get away from the crowds since there isn't a lot of commercialization.
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