The fruit trees on the island are an attraction for the tourists that live in countries with colder climate.
Here you can see and taste, directly from the tree, the delicious exotic fruits.
And many other delicious fruits are there on the Greek Islands.
One day we took a walk along the roads of Kos, just to take pictures of the tiny buildings. We didn't have much time as it was getting dark but we managed to gather this collection of pictures for you to admire.
During your trips to Greece you'll certainly pay some attention to small church-like constructions built usually close to roads. Some of those tiny churces (about 1.5 m tall) look quite rich, some of them are poor and unattended. If you have a closer look you'll see that an absolute majority of those constructions contain a few pictures, an oil lamp, matches etc.
The unique 'small churches' are put by locals in places where road accidents happened to commemorate the late ones. Sometimes the 'small churches' are built in places of special beauty, just to thank the Lord for His generosity...
You will see a lot of wild cats in Kos. They live in the parks and the archeological sites. I have the impression that local people take good care of them. At places where there were a lot of cats, usually you could find some food too. Sometimes there is box where you can donate some money for food.
Kos has a mild climate. In summer it rarely gets hotter than 35°C and in winter it doesn't get below 0°C. The north-east side of the island has a rich vegetation as it has plenty of water and in the south-west it is dry.
Best time to visit: May - September
Wine: retsina: it's a white wine flavoured with resin of the Aleppo pine tree.
Water: soda or nero (with or without bubbles)
Coffee: frape (cold coffee with froth); Greek coffee (very strong), Fredochino (cold capucchino). Always tell the waiter how you'd like your coffee: with or without milk, no sugar, a little or much sugar.
Metaxa: Greek brandy
Ouzo: an anise drink served with or without water
Beer: Alpha or Mythos
Kos has no lifeguards, you are responsible for your own safety.
Many hotels, tavernas and beach bars rent out sunbeds and parasols. You will pay between 4 to 6 euros for two chairs and a parasol for a whole day.
Kos is the island of Hippocrates. He is the father of medicine.
Hippocrates was born on Kos in 460 BC. He was the greatest of the ancient physicians who introduced the systematic classification of medicine and was the first person to treat sickness in a methodical manner.
Tsaziki: yogurt with cucumber dip
Mezedakia: plate with different appetizers
Thalassina: plate with different seafood