Kos is the third largest island in the Dodecanese and a must-visit for anyone booking a charter in the region. It attracts thousands of tourists every season, most of which congregate on the island’s beautiful beaches, and tourism is by far the biggest industry on the island.
There is a lot of ancient and modern Greek history to discover in Kos. This island was first mentioned by Homer in his Iliad and it was colonized by some of the earliest known Greek tribes, before becoming involved in the Greco-Persian wars many years later.
A lot of this history can be seen throughout Kos, with ruins of castles, palaces, and an ancient odeon. The island was also inhabited by the Romans, Ottomans, Byzantines and Genoese, and snippets of this history can also be discovered in the island’s ruins, architecture, and many museum exhibits.
You can immerse yourself in all of this by partaking in one of the island’s tours, including sunset tours by 4×4, or private tours at any time of day. They will show you the best of Kos and they’ll make sure you witness all the natural beauty of this island as well, giving you ample opportunity to snap some memorable pictures for your scrapbook.
There’s much more to Kos than ancient history. Modern Kos is an island paradise, with gorgeous beaches, great bars, and a host of fun activities. There is plenty of great food to sample, including some locally grown produce. Kos grows some of the best figs, olives and almonds in all of Greece, and you can also buy plenty of juicy tomatoes that are grown locally.
If you want something a little stronger, try the local wine or grab yourself a glass of chilled ouzo—just what you need to relax on an evening as you watch the sun go down.