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    When it comes to offering access to some of the most ancient history in the world, Greece seems to have it all. In fact, anywhere you go in Greece you are surrounded by mythology, ancient history, ancient technology, and some of the most brilliant minds to have ever been born. The island of Kos is another of the many Greek regions to offer visitors the chance to experience some of the unique Greek culture and history that has been handed down over the generations. On top of that, the island itself contains a variety of geography from for plains to mountainous highlands, and is only four kilometers out from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey, making for a perfect day trip if you are staying in the resort town.

    As an island in the Aegean Sea, Kos is actually part of a chain of mountains which were separated by earthquakes in ancient times. As such, there has been a wide variety of fossil remains found, and the mountains themselves are a popular hiking destination for tourists. Beyond the hiking, however, are the pristine beaches stretching along the 112 kilometers of coastline along the Aegean, although the island's major claim to fame is the ancient home of Hippocrates, who is considered the father of modern medicine, who both lived and practiced medicine here.

    While Kos is a major tourist destination, and your first glimpse of the island will be that touristy sheen that covers such places, once you get beyond the outer rim into the inner parts of the island it’s almost as though you're entering a different world. From the Plane Tree of Hippocrates to the ruins of Asklepieion to the 14th century castle and the mountains and beaches that cover the island, there is more than enough to keep you busy for several days if you truly want to experience everything the island has to offer.
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      While traditionally Bodrum was the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, and home to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—that was tragically destroyed by an earthquake in the Middle Ages, today it is known for being one of the most friendly resort towns in Turkey, and one of the best places to experience the Aegean Sea. From the marina packed with private sailing vessels to Bodrum Castle looking out over the sea itself to the windmills or the amphitheater, this is prime adventure territory, and gives access to a wide variety of activities for the seasoned traveler.

      Bodrum is not a beach destination, despite being along the coast. However, the town acts as a central hub for a wide variety of sea-and-coastal-based activities for the surrounding region. The scuba diving around Bodrum is some of the best in the world, and the surrounding seaside is a treasure-trove of ancient shipwrecks that are perfect for archaeologists and otherwise, since this was once a major hub on the ancient sea routes. However, if you are not into diving, relaxing on the open water or windsurfing, then the nightlife of the city might provide you with exactly what you need.

      From the Turkish baths to the mud baths to the legendary open markets that line the streets, Bodrum is an absolutely amazing experience. Visitors should also check out the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which is a major draw for visitors interested in that branch of archaeology, or if you just happen to be interested in ancient sea-based cultures. The open market, however, is probably the most striking feature of Bodrum. Remember one thing, and one thing only, if you come to this town: haggling is a must. This is a great place to pick up designer clothing and real leather jackets for a steal of a price if you are a master of the art. Add to that the legendary Turkish cuisine available in the restaurants and resorts and you have an absolutely perfect trip already laid out for you.
      Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey

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    Graphic showing average weather in Kos in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 13.1 212 55.6 83.5
    Feb 13.2 97.8 55.8 38.5
    Mar 14 76.3 57.2 30
    Apr 17 28.4 62.6 11.2
    May 20.9 26.5 69.6 10.4
    Jun 24.4 4 75.9 1.6
    Jul 26.7 1.1 80.1 0.4
    Aug 26.8 0.1 80.2 0
    Sep 24.6 13 76.3 5.1
    Oct 21.1 53.8 70 21.2
    Nov 17.6 114.8 63.7 45.2
    Dec 14.4 206.1 57.9 81.1

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      • One of the best island i have ever visited. The best time to visit this is land is summer (jun-Sept).
      • Kos is a beautiful, relaxed, happy island. Excellent restaurants, stunning scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and cultural places to visit. We have stayed in Kos many times over the last 20 years. Firstly with our young sons and now on our own, as they have all flown the nest. My favourite places are still the same as they were the first time we went. Zia at night, watching the sunset, then wandering around the stalls and shops, looking at all of the handmade wares. Finally finishing the evening with a traditional Greek meal, in an open air restaurant, overlooking part of the island. Idyllic. Secondly, Kos town on a night, it comes to life, with the twinkling lights and Greek music in the background. Combined with the general hustle and bustle of happy people, It feels magical. Lastly, Tigaki beach. The lovely, long, white sandy beach and fabulous clear water, lapping at the beach edge. Just perfect! We're starting to get ready for our next visit and I can't wait!
      • Been going to Kos for around 10 years now on and off... there's a reason we keep going back! Great views around the island, good beaches, amazing restaurants, friendly people, just perfect.
      • Lovely island. Wish I'd had more time to spend there and explore though.
      • There's not much do to. If you're a tourist you can have a walk around and see the ruines and stop for lunch. That won't take half a day. Just follow the touristic map. The thing to do is grab a sightseeing boat to see the islands around.
      • Lovely people who go out of there way to help you love kos
      • I love this Greek island. The people who live here are good honest genuine people trying to make a living. The island is big enough to be interesting and diverse but small enough to be quaint and homely x
      • Simply a beautiful island. We travelled around the whole island in a beach buggy that we hired for €110 for the whole day. Gorgeous views from high up the hillsides. And the thermae spa is a must see!!
      • Awesome holiday destination with very friendly people. Lots of things to do and places to visit. Island is very small so worth hiring a car or bike to site see.
      • Beautiful island! Whether is incredible, so much to see and do. Locals are all very friendly! Will be returning!!
      • Great island that still lives up to its reputation.
      • Nice island but no beach where we stayed. Lovely friendly people and lots of interesting places to visit but I wouldn't go back.
      • A quaint Greek small island ideal for a quiet get away.
      • Beautiful island the locals are friendly and there is plenty to do
      • Love Kos. Friendly people, lovely service wherever you visit. So good we're going back this year to get married.
      • Great place to go, everything you need for the best holiday. 👍😎
      • KOS a perfect place for all kinds of generation with lots of opportunities.
      • Paradise beach is absolutely stunning, the view is beautiful in every direction. The part called bubble beach is unique, it's like swimming in sparkling water. There is lots to do including jet skis and paragliding to pedalo and sun lounger hire. I recommend the paradise restaurant at the top of the hill, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I look forward to returning.
      • The center of Kos is quite nice near the marina and such with plenty of places to eat or drink with a nice view over the water. I love the plentiful options to rent bikes, buggies and ATV's etc. Being a small island in Greece it is quite rundown in most places but this adds to the eccentricity of the area. Depending on the part of the island which you stay you can expect both sand and pebble beaches. Some really nice hotels/resorts and some not so nice ones as well. People tend to be friendly and honest which is nice. Not a fan of the airport though which is crowded and a bit rubbish if I'm honest, but it does the job (eventually).
      • Wonderful Island for two weeks of sun. Lots to see and do. Car hire makes that easier. Good food and lovely people.
      • Beautiful island with lots to do and many walks to do in the future. Recommend hiring a car for a week to see all of the island's beauty.
      • Kos is a very interesting town to visit. Ancient monuments everywhere. Nice harbour and plenty of restaurants to choose from.
      • A beautiful little island. Some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited, calmer water on the south coast particularly paradise beach which is stunning and offers plenty to do. I recommend paradise restaurant on the top of the hill. The staff are so friendly, the food was the best we had on the island and the view from the balcony is amazing. I recommend the seafood platter with a bottle of ice cold Alfa. For the more adventurous there are some challenging walks, especially the highest point on the island Mount Dikeos. You set off from the beautiful village of Zia which has views to the north of Turkey. There are loads of shops selling a range of goods from traditional souvenirs to modern clothing and well known brands. On the whole the food on Kos is great, I wasn't disappointed with any of the food I was served. Almost everyone speaks English to a high standard so you can easily communicate any allergies which was a relief to my partner who is allergic to cows milk. Try to find the local markets not the tourist trap markets that are extortionate. The difference is massive, 1 litre of water is 80 cents normally where it can be 2.50 at a tourist market. I look forward to returning to this little gem of an island. The locals are so friendly, the views are stunning and there is something for everyone to do.
      • Great place for holiday with family. Good place to stop over. This is the 4th Greek island we are visiting. The scenery is not the best compared to others
      • It's definitely one of my favourite places. It's a small island, however you have everything you need, from shopping to crazy nightlife. Riding scooter is another great thing you can do, each day you can spend at different beach. Looking forward to visit Kos island again.
      • Kos is a wonderful island for everyone from history buffs to nightclubbers! The marina is nice for a morning walk with your coffee&my hotel was right at the marina so very handy. I visited the Nisyros volcano which has been 1of my best life experiences yet! Kos also has loads of great resturants/ bars& clubs. Also everyone is so friendly& as a solo traveller i felt very safe! Go on book a flight!😊


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