Explore our beautiful island!

The signs of time, civilizations and people that have passed through Kos are still alive today.

From the mythological period of Hercules, King Harmilos, the Hellenistic era of Asklepieion, the ancient stadium, market and theater until today, with its modern infrastructure and settlements, Kos bears the signs of various people and cultures.

The name of the island has many interpretations, one of many is that it came from the Caric word "koion", meaning "sheep" because of the widespread rearing of sheep with rich wool.
It is a rich in historical monuments island and presents remarkable archaeological and tourist interest. It is also called the "island of Hippocrates", the father of medicine, because Hippocrates was born here. Today Kos is a modern tourist island with natural beauty, with enchanting beaches and many possibilities in terms of accommodation, food, sports, excursions, entertainment. The most remarkable feature of the island is the endless cycle paths, which is why Kos is often referred to, as the island of the bicycle.

Swim in clear blue water...

The clean and award-winning beaches are one of the first reasons that Kos attracts and hosts more than 1 million tourists every year from Europe and the rest of the world.

There is no other place like Kos with such easy access to the sea and the crystal clear beaches. Within a few minutes you can find yourself from any part of the island to a beach. Once in Kos, it is worthwhile, to try to visit them all!

 • Τigaki  • Cavo Paradiso
 • Aghios Theologos  • Aghios Stefanos
 • Aghios Fokas  • Therma
 • Kamari  • Kardamena
 • Karnagio  • Kochilari
 • Lampi  • Limninas
 • Marmari  • Mastichari
 • Paradise beach  • Faros
 • Chelona  • Psalidi

Travel to past.

The passing of people and cultures on the island over the centuries is evident in every part and place of the island. Just as the city of Kos as in all settlements and towns.

The most important archaeological sites and monuments are:

• Ancient town ruins
• Archaeological Museum of Kos
• The sanctuary of Asclepios (Asclepieion)
• Tree of Hippocrates
• Το κάστρο των Ιπποτών
• Temple of Hercules
• Temple of Apollo
• The cave of White Stone
• Church of St. John the Baptist
• Old Town of Pyli
• The Castle of Antimachia
• Lozia Mosque