Small and great!
Kos has everything holidaymakers could wish for, with stunning beaches, an exciting nightlife and famous landmarks. One of them is the well-preserved temple of Asclepeion. The temple was a place where Asclepios, the god of healing, was worshipped and is still well preserved today. And if you want to experience something special after a long day of sightseeing, visit the Embros-Therme. The hot water gushes out of the mountains and flows into the sea.
Anyone needing a change of air can hop on a boat and visit one or several of Kos’s neighbouring islands, such as Kalymnos with its famous sponge divers, or Patmos featuring the Holy Grotto of John the Evangelist. The island of Rhodes can be reached by boat or ferry.
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Edelweiss tips for Kos
Sightseeing in your Kos holidays
There are many beautiful beaches in Kos. Kardamena in the south and Tigaki in the north are considered two of the most beautiful seaside resorts. In the very west of Kos, however, there are still many small bays where you can swim relatively undisturbed. View in maps
Unfortunately not an insiders' tip, but a trip to the mountain village of Zia is still worthwhile. In the evening hours you can admire the sunset from there. View in maps
Especially for families with children, a trip to the Plaka pine forest, which is home to wild peacocks, is recommended. A few locals take care of the forest and its inhabitants. View in maps
Kalymnos, Patmos and Nisyros are particularly suitable for island hopping. Nisyros is a volcanic island and it is worth exploring the island on your own. The hike into the crater of the volcano is an absolute highlight. View in maps