Kos island

Kos (Κως in Greek)  is an island located very close to the coasts of Turkey and it is the second most popular island of Dodecanese after Rhodes. The name Kos probably derives from the daughter of the mythical King Meropas, called Koos. Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates “the father of medicine” (460-377 B.C) and was already inhabited during Neolithic Period  (5th – 4th millennium B.C).

Due to its large size, Kos keeps a balance in tourism development. As Kos receives many charter flights from abroad, many places around the island are getting really busy in high season. Some places are very organized, while others are almost secluded and away from mass tourism.