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Favorite thing: Archaeological finds show that Kos has been inhabited since prehistoric times. From the excavations at the cave Aspri Petra (White Stone) on the hill of Zini at Kefalos there have been discovered finds dating back as early as 3000 BC, the Early Bronze Age. The first settlement in Kos Town dates back to the end of this era and since has existed in various forms and under various dominations. Kos flourished during the Minoan and Mycenaean periods and, according to folklore took part to the Trojan War with 30 ships. After the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, the island became Doric and a new period of glory started.
Written Feb 23, 2010
Favorite thing: This is the name of a Bus tour I booked for Kos. A lady at the Ferry Terminal in Bodrum was walking around, handing out leaflets. If you were interested, you then booked with her on the Ferry, and met her outside Passport control at Kos. Here she showed you where the Bus was waiting to take you on tour.
The tour left as soon as everybody was there. We drove along a beach front for about 10kms, then wound our way up to the highest village on the Island. Views were fantastic on the way. Here we stopped for lunch (not included) and had time to explore the village. On the way back, we stopped at Asklepion, those who wanted could go for a look (not included admission) and then headed back to Kos. The Tour guide could speak good English, and gave a commentary the whole way. I saw more of the Island this way and I thought it was good value.
COST IN 2009 WAS 12 Euros.
Written Jul 18, 2009
Favorite thing: In the beach there are some places where you can use the sunbeds for free. You only have to buy something from the coffe shop and you can stay on the beach all day. Usually the "free" sunbeds are the ones without cushions.
Written Jun 18, 2009
Favorite thing: A remarkable building on the Eleftheria Square is the18th century Defterdar Mosque. It is still used by the 50 Muslim families mostly living in the nearby Platani town. It is not open to the public. In front of the mosque is a lovely cafe.
Updated Dec 5, 2005
Favorite thing: At Platea Platanou, in front of the entrance to the Castle of the Knights stands a huge plane tree. It is supported by some kind of scaffolding because the tree is very old. Some say that Hippocrates often sat under this tree to teach his students medicine. However, the tree could never been that old. Normally it can get about 400 years old. Next to the tree you will find a lovely fountain. The fountain was used by the muslims for washing before entering the Loggia mosque.
Updated Nov 18, 2005
Favorite thing: Eleftherias Square lies in the old town and close to the harbour. It's a bustling square with cafes, a museum, the municipal market and the Defterdar mosque. Around are many streets with mainly souvenir shops.
Updated Nov 18, 2005
Favorite thing: The harbour is a nice place to walk along the promenade, which will lead you from dolphin square to the castle and beyond. There are many colourful fishing boats and yachts for day trips. Along the promenade across the street you can have something to drink or eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Updated Nov 17, 2005
Fondest memory: Palm tree Avenue is the most beautiful street in Kos town. This avenue lined by huge palm trees brings you from the castle to the centre of town. There is a stone bridge that crosses over Palm tree Avenue from Platea Platanou (where Hipprocates plane tree is), over the former moat to the castle entrance.
Updated Nov 8, 2005
Favorite thing: Our visit to the dodecanese in May was greeted with a riot of colour - I wondered if it would be as green and as colourful later in the year or indeed at the end of the season. Anyway we were glad to see such a colourful bloom as this.
Updated Jun 8, 2005
Favorite thing: Cat lovers will be delighted to sze cats everywhere - they looked to be a bit more healthier than those we saw on Rhodes or Symi. Thes greek islands all seem to have cat rescue charities and regularly go around feeding them - judging by the pregnant ones we saw there doesn't appear to be much of a neutering programme around! More kitties in the travelogue below!
Updated Jun 4, 2005
1 Review and 430 Opinions I stayed with my hubby in the apartment hotel Alice Springs in August 2004. It was run by a...
1 Review and 133 Opinions This place has it all! We flew into Kos late at night and took Taxis to Michalis Studios. Manos, the...
1 Review and 415 Opinions There is also a large swimmingpool and good accomodation all around like recreationground for the...