Renowned for its abundance of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, there is a plethora of things to do in Kos, the third largest island of the Dodecanese island chain. Whether you are in search of the latest adventure or are looking to relax on a paradise beach, Kos caters for every kind of traveller. With year round sun and warm temperatures, ranging from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius in winter months and 20 to upwards of 35 degrees in the summer, Kos’ climate, beautiful scenery and rich, cultural history make the Greek island the ideal destination for looking to get out and explore while on holiday.
Discover Kos’ Paradise Beaches
Defined by their white sand and turquoise waters, Kos’ beaches have plenty to offer tourists. Providing visitors with all of the modern amenities you would expect on a holiday island, most of the beaches are equipped with sun loungers with plenty of watersports and beach activities available – the ideal place to spend an afternoon with family and friends. There are also quieter beaches that don’t attract the masses where, at times, you can be the sole person on the beach.
With a number of boat trips around the island and its coast, you can discover Kos’ hidden bays and coves for yourself. A great way to spend a day, the majority of boats trips will take you to quieter beaches and provide snorkelling equipment for those who wish to swim amongst Greece’s rich marine life. If you’re really lucky you may even spot a sea turtle which can be found in the area. For holiday makers who particularly enjoy spending time on the beach and in the water, Mark Warner have a range of watersports holidays to Greece, perfect for those looking for an active holiday in the sun.
Explore the Island’s Ancient Ruins
Like most of Greece, Kos has an abundance of historical ruins dating back to ancient times. Perhaps the most famous and interesting of Kos’ ruins is the Asklepion Temple in the north east of the island. Home to one of the world’s first ever hospitals, the temple was a medical centre and a temple to the god of healing, Asklepion. With its long, historical relationship with medicine it’s no surprise that Kos was the birth place of Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine. As well as the Asklepion Temple Kos has a host of other ruins including the fascinating castles and historical city walls.
Discover the Island’s Local traditions
No trip to Greece is complete without experiencing a taste of their vibrant cultural traditions. In almost all of the towns on the island you will find traditional Greek Tavernas where locals enjoy kicking up their heels with a bit of traditional Greek dancing. A fun evening activity for children and adults alike, traditional Greek dancing has been around for thousands of years, since ancient times, when it was regarded in a spiritual nature.
Discover the Magic of Kos