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...

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