Kos Town was founded in 366 BC, on the same site as the present town, in the north-eastern part of the island. It is a blend of ancient, medieval and modern architectural style, and is flooded with greenery. The wide streets lined with trees create a relaxing atmosphere in the town. The imposing Castle of the Knights of Saint John stands on the ... Read more
eastern side of the harbour and is connected to the rest of the town by a bridge crossing Palm Tree Avenue. The Municipality of Kos is preserving the historic centre by trying to turn it into an exclusively pedestrian district. Various cafes, taverns, restaurants and shops can be found in Kos Town as well as a plethora of clubs and nightclubs, which transform the town into a hot spot during the night.
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  • Pyli
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  • Paradise Beach
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  • Bar Street Kos
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    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Bar, Cocktail Bar
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  • Asklepion Temple
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Milano, Italia

From Bodrum, the Greek Islandod Kos is an easy day trip. There are public ferries leaving every day

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Liverpool, UK

Fantastic for shopping little alley ways of shops leading in to a bizare market.Restaurants are plentiful.Catch the ferry to Bodrum in Turkey for the day and very cheap shops.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

The town of Kos is oriented around the ferry terminal. There's a castle, an agora, several outdoor cafes and a mosque that has been converted into a cafe and news stand.

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San Francisco

Very nice island. Not even entirely overrun by tourists (stay out of Kardamaina and you'll be OK). I definitely recommend renting a scooter and doing a day-trip around the island.

Also, the nearby island of Nisyros is worth checking out.

Stayed at http://www.afendoulishotel.com/ -- highly recommended. The owner Alexis is a great host.

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Durham, North Carolina, USA

You often hear about the larger islands -- Santorini, Rhodes, etc -- but the Greek island of Kos deserves recognition, partially because it's so close to Turkey. You can take a quick ferry into Bodrum, one of the most active towns on the turquoise coast. Plus, ancient ruins abound on the island, as does delicious food and a wide range of hotels and guesthouses.

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Bolton, UK

Great place to stay very nice people

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Colwyn Bay, UK

beautiful place

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Manchester

Cool Place

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Rekem, Belgium

mooi echtwaar , voor verliefde koppels en pas getrouwde koppels

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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