Kos Travel Guide
Kos Local History
Known as the birthplace of Hippocrates, and home of many ancient literary and medical icons. Kos was probably one of the major centres of Byzantine times.
Archaeological Museum In Kos Town, this museum has an extensive collection found in the many sites around the island including statues, mosaics and ceramics. The gods are well represented here and you'll find this a worthwhile excursion.
Roman Ruins A large area in various states of preservation encompassing three temples, that of Aphrodite, Hercules and Dionysus, a theatre, pool and gym (don't worry they won't make you join!). Enjoy a lovely stroll back in time, and it's free.
Castle An earthquake in 1495 destroyed the castle that was built by the Knights of St John as a hospital. It was rebuilt about 100 years later as an inpenaretable fortress to withstand Ottoman raids.
Rodanis A fantastic resturant in Tingaki. Family run with fantastic food.
submitted by Jill, 06/06/08
Bar Vision Bar Vision on the harbour upstairs. Great music, amazing views and friendly staff made my holiday.
submitted by Bar Vision, 09/11/07
Baltic The Baltic is at the end of Lambi road. It has the advantage of being right on the beach with waiter service. Every thing about spending time at the Baltic, be it sunbathing during the day or having a meal in the evening you will find no better place to be. You wont be disappointed!!!!
submitted by Traci Bortoli, 02/03/06
Fashion club We had the best time ever in fashion club.
They have the best DJ and the best staff. We recommend other people to visit this place... you won't regret it :)
We were there 4-18 august 2005. Kisses and hugs// Therese-Tisse
submitted by Tisse and Misse, 14/11/05
Kali Kardia, Mastihari Situated opposite the harbor there is always something happening outside the Kali Kardia - even if it just the arrival of the evening ferry from Kalymnos. Inside the food is excellent and the service friendly - the hardest thing is to get them to let you leave before midnight!
submitted by Elizabeth, 09/09/05
Nostos, Mastihari Resort The house special 'Lamb Nostos' is fantastic, The waiters are extremely friendly, Nostos is the best restaurant in Mastihari! Highly recommended.
submitted by Claire, 26/06/05
Lambi Beach Restful 1 km long stretch of golden sand adjacent to the main town. Find a lounger an umbrella and bring a good book. When you've had enough of that, then go for a meal or drink in the many surrounding restaurants.
Kardamena Beach In the village of the same name, this beautiful 3km long beach can get crowded, but keep walking and it thins out dramatically. Enjoy the safe swimming and snorkeling.
Therma These hot springs are only 8km from the capital. The springs attract visitors who like to try out the healing mineral waters and then cool off in the crystal clear sea.
Kos Restaurants and Bars
Ampavris On E.Georgiou, at first looking a wee bit shabby, but the cuisine is superb and authentic, try the stuffed flower buds (a tad weird at first, but they grow on you!)
Nick the Fisherman Averof 21, don't go to the harbour to look for Nick you will be swamped as nearly every Greek male is called Nick, instead you will find this popular taverna on Averof. Fresh seafood straight from Nick's nets to your table.
Adonis Taverna If you fancy a chat with the islanders and don't mind heading off the beaten track for tasty local food, large portions and friendly service, then head down to the corner of Amerikis and Paleo Polemiston.
Kos Bars & Clubs
Fashion Club Kanari 2, the young, fashionable and restless are drawn to this disco. The dance floor throbs till the wee hours with DJs spinning the latest hits with some oldies thrown in.
Haman Club Close to the Agora, this converted Turkish bath is now the coolest club in town. Open-air dance floor and live bands make the house jump. Can't be beaten for atmosphere.
Orfeas In the quieter area of Porfirou lies this waterfront dance club, which also shows American films if the pace gets too hot for you. Well stocked bar caters for all tastes.
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