No many islands inspire as much as Kos. Yoga is an increasingly popular activity here, with schools popping up everywhere, and instructors offering lessons by the beach, in parks, in special studios designed for hot yoga, and so on.
Long ago, Kos was famous for silk and wine, one a defunct industry, the other seeing a revival in recent years, with several wineries popping around the volcanic landscape of the island. And the island is still famous for its melons, which are still sold by the roadside in many villages, and heavily exported to neighborhood European countries.
The Kos Asklepion dominates a hilltop overlooking the town, and Turkey in the distance. Its origins are traced back to 400 BC when, according to historians, it was raised as a healing temple dedicated to the god of medicine, Asclepius (Asklepios). It is the most important and beautiful archeological site on the island.
The Ancient House Hippocrates Garden is one of the cultural gems of Kos. Located in Mastichari, about 35 minutes drive from your Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa, it is an exact replica of a traditional home from the fifth century BC.
Visitors to Kos will not want to miss one of the island’s most time-honored gastronomy traditions, Choirosfagia, the meat festival celebrated throughout the Cyclades for centuries.
The Double Sea View Rooms are the second most affordable accommodation choices at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa.
One of the most fascinating attractions on Kos are the Plaka Forest peacocks: stunning birds, of glamorous royal beauty, inhabiting this area by the hundreds.
Igroviotopos Alikis is a destination for nature lovers, a great place to hike or go horseback riding.
Diving in Kos is a promising activity: the waters are clear, the marine life abundant, rich in colors, and safe.
Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is the perfect vacation spot for active travelers on Kos.