About Kos Island
Kos is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea south of Kalymnos and north of Nisyros at the ancient Kerameikos bay or Kos gulf, just 3 miles off the coast of Asia Minor. It is the third largest island in the Dodecanese, and It was from prehistoric times an important station of the sea started from the Black Sea across the Aegean sea until North Africa.
Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, who born on the island around 460 BC and founded the famous medical school of Kos. Thanks to Hippocrates the small island of Kos has been very important for the development of Greek thought and civilization and Hippocrates, a reformer of medical arts, made the island of Kos famous in the old world. Kos, because of the origin of the "Father of Medicine" Hippocrates and the related archaeological monuments (Asclepion) is a vey important reference point of visit for hundreds of thousands doctors from around the world who want to be and walk to the place where the great Hippocrates lived and taught medicine to see and hear the Hippocrates’ oath.
This is the reason for which today on the island of Kos there are several conference tourism centers Kos is very famous also for the development of several kinds of arts painting, theater, ceramics and brass musical instruments . Every year specially during the summer saison big part of the cultural activities of the island is presented to the residents and tourists making part of a big program of cultural events called "Hippocratia" of the Municipality of Kos giving the opportunity to the visitors to taste and feel how the people was living in the past.
Kos is the island with the longest length of costs and beaches with white and fine sand and with green, turquoise water, cosmopolitan and organized with umbrellas and water sports or quiet and secluded, with the sunset or the sunrise as background. Kos is the only island with such an easy access to the sea .
You can reach from any part of the island a beach in just a few minutes. The clean and well organized beaches are the first reason that Kos attracts and hosts each year more than 1 million tourists from across Europe and the rest of the world.