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Kos

Kos

Kos is one of the most popular islands in the Dodecanese. The island has a well-established tourist industry, which benefits visitors because the island is very organized. The locals are very friendly people and they have realized just how important tourism is for the island. Kos offers plenty of action in the summer, but goes rather quiet in the wintertime.

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Kos
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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.

Address
Platía Eleftherías, Kos
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.

Address
Leoforos Foinikon, Kos
Caravan Restaurant

Caravan Restaurant is a popular family-owned restaurant located on the Amerika Street in Kos Town. They offer excellent traditional Greek dishes with quick and efficient service from breakfast to late night dining. The atmosphere is friendly and ideal for families and large groups. You do not need to worry about rushing to move on when you have finished your meal. What is more? Try their steak - it is amazing!

Address
Amerikis 52, Kos
Karnagio

Karnagio is probably the best fish restaurant on the island. The owner of the place goes fishing every day to ensure their customers get the best fish available. Their stuffed squid, pot-baked prawns and fish soup are among the favourites of many locals and tourists. The delightful see breeze near the setting is enticing as well.

Address
Karnagio Beach, Kos
Olive Wood

For wooden utilities, visit Olive Wood. They feature handmade wooden items from artistic decorations and jewellery to traditional games. Besides that, they also sell cosmetics that are made of organic olive oil like soap, lotion, and shampoo.

Address
Apellou 13, Kos Town
Hippocrates House

If you are looking for traditional confectionery to bring home, come to Hippocrates House. It is a souvenir and gift shop of pastries, featuring handmade products such as classic Greek sweets, olives, various treats, and spices. If you have a sweet tooth you will definitely find something here.

Address
Asfendiou, Zia, Kos

Passport / Visa

Greece can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Kos Island International Airport

Kos Island International Airport, also known as Hippocrates Airport, is located near Andimachia village and lies about 26 km from Kos Town. The easiest way to get to the city is to catch a taxi, which is available from the airport arrival gate. The journey from the Airport to Kos takes about 30-35 minutes. If you prefer the local transport, then head over to the big roundabout outside the airport gate and catch the orange and cream coloured KTEL bus. The bus service is offered between the Airport and the city of Kos, Mastichari, Kardamena and Kefalos The tickets have very reasonable prices and available on board. It usually takes about 25 minutes for the bus to travel between city centre and the airport. (www.ktel-kos.gr) There are many reliable car rental companies at the airport such as Hertz, Budget and Sixt. The car rental companies are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Address
Kos Island International Airport