Kos Island Yacht Charter
One of the most visited islands in the Dodecanese, Kos offers many advantages for travelers who have embarked on a yacht charter Greece holiday. Easy direct flights are possibly to Kos Island from various countries in Europe and other parts of the globe. It’s a flat island, therefore if you decided to tour the island scenically by bike, it is possible and won’t wear you out. Historically, Kos is home of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. The island offers a castle, with other impressive ruins dating back to 3rd Century B.C. Considered one of the livelier islands in the Dodecanese after Rhodes, Kos provide a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops; and the streets are quite lively during the summer until the late hours of the night. The island may not be for everyone. Should you be seeking more peaceful surroundings, the outskirts of the town itself will be quieter.
Kos Island is situated in the southeastern Aegean Sea and south of the island of Kalymnos; north of Nisyros island, and southwest from the shores of Turkey. Kos is the 3rd largest island in the Dodecanese. The island offers a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman architecture. There are variety of beaches to enjoy during your visit. There are some interesting sightseeing available of ancient sites such as the Medieval Castle, the Ancient Agora, a Roman Odeon, the famous Asklepieion (ancient healing centre) – all within walking distance from the town centre.
Many gulet cruises from Bodrum, Turkey and other parts of the Turkish coastline visit Kos Island which makes for a great addition to the itinerary.
Kos Island International Airport, which is also referred to as Hippocrates, close to the village of Antimahia is 22km south-west of Kos town.