Search Cruises

travel42 Port Guide: Kos

Kos travel42 Port of Call Guide

The island of Kos, just off the coast of Turkey, 200 mi/320 km southeast of Athens, was the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of modern medicine. Byzantine and Hellenistic buildings and ruins, nice beaches and natural beauty make this Dodecanese island a favorite of anyone who visits. The sights can be seen in about two days, but beach lovers could easily stay a week.

Visit the fairly well-preserved Asklepeion Sanctuary, 4 mi/6 km west of the Kos Town, the capital. The guide may tell you Hipp...

travel42 Want to read the full Kos travel42 Review? travel42 features professionally written reviews of more than 300 cruise ships, 78 cruise lines and more than 3,000 hotels in nearly 200 popular cruise embarkation ports worldwide, plus 7,000 additional destination hotels. Visit or call 1.866.566.8136 to learn more about subscribing.