Kos is most well known as the island of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. The ancient site of Asklepion 3km from the town was a religious sanctuary devoted to Asclepius, the god of healing, it was also a healing centre and a school of medicine and is now the major attraction of Kos.
Blessed with some of the best beaches in the Dodecanese, lush greenery and millennia-old Corinthian columns scattered everywhere across the island, Kos is an island of visual and sensory gems. The town is home to a medieval fortress that dominates the skyline and harbour.
Kos is home to rich gastronomic traditions with Greek and Mediterranean roots. A trademark of the island is the Posa cheese or wine-cheese which is prepared by allowing local goat cheese to mature submerged in red wine, granting it its famous capricious flavour. The island is also noted for its local wines and fragrant thyme honey.
HOW TO GET HERE
Easy to find as it’s the most famous Italian designed building in Kos town, whether you’re coming in by boat or by air the 30 min drive from the airport is a relaxing journey of anticipation as you approach this landmark historic icon.