Kos is the island of Hippocrates.
Even though the days when the father of modern medicine taught his students here are long gone, the famous Asklepeion built to honor the god Asclepios today operates as a hospital applying the achievements of Hippocrates.
You should trace the first springs of modern medicine on your trip to Kos. Be it in a luxury-appointed room or a budget offer all Kos hotels available at Booked.net. Check out hotel offers listed with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
The city has much to do with the glory of its famous heritage from sites to honorary residents. Along with Asklepeion stands another of the world's wonders - Parthenon. As a home to the world's most unique architecture, Kos is going to take you a few days to tour it.
- Hippocrates tree planted by Hippocrates is the oldest one in Europe
- Knights Castle, The 15th century medieval building built in the Venetian period
- The Archaeological Museum, a home to a collection of Roman mosaics and sculptures from the 3rd century
- Garden of Hippocrates houses sculptures by Alexandros Alwyn
- ODEUM, a Roman theater built in the 3rd century AD
When sightseeing makes you tired then you should find the Mediterranean to enjoy. Kos boasts umbrella-peppered beaches washed by crystal-clear waters. It means that abundance of aquatic activities are waiting for you on the island. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and surfing opportunities spring in all directions along the sandy coast.
Along with the truly regional experience Kos reflects foreign influence that the city didn't manage to avoid in its early years. Thus, palm-lined waterfront with luxurious yachts dotted along the shore share the space with traditional English pubs and glossy high-rises. Consequently, Kos developed into melting point of ancient sites, modern structures, both regional and international cuisines, kicking night clubs and bar/galleries.
Searching for Kos' true heart? You are hardly going to win as its sandy stretch embracing the horseshoe bay has made it all unique within the city. Living mainly from tourism, Kos is no more a remote haunt for flamingos, but a chic destination to travel with Booked.net.