Kos Island: Christmas is a favorite holiday here as anywhere else in Europe. The advantage for travelers is that it happens off tourist season, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy it like a local.
One of the top attractions to see in Kos, Casa Romana or the Roman Manor has been renovated in early 2015 and is now welcoming guests with the “Archaeological exhibition of Casa Romana of Kos,” a permanent display that showcases mosaics dating back to the 3rd century AD, sculptures, coins, pottery, and other artifacts of the Roman period in Kos.
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 25 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.