From beginner freestylers to professional windsurfers, Kos is the place to be. The island counts on reliable winds from May up to mid-September, and it offers excellent conditions for all windsurfers, regardless of their level of expertise. Local windsurfers and windsurfing schools are familiar with the best spots, but generally, Kefalos and Mastichari are the most popular.
Picture this: a quiet beach at sundown and you lovebirds indulging in a candlelight dinner, with tiki torches lighting up the night and the gentle sound of the waves brushing the shore close to you. This is one of the delightful scenes you can expect when you stay at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa.
As unlikely as it may seem, birdwatching is a trending pastime in many countries around the world, and even in urban environments where traffic and noise often disturb our feathery friends. Fortunately, Kos offers peace, tranquility, and a wonderful habitat for all kinds of birds. In fact, you can call it a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Like Rhodes, Kos is one of the main islands of the Dodecanese. Due to its strategic location, just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, the island attracted the interest of the Ottoman Empire, which captured the island on January 5, 1523. Kos thus became a province of the Ottoman Rhodes. The Turks ruled over Kos until 1912, when the island was transferred to the Kingdom of Italy, after the Italo-Turkish War.
Like all Greek islands, Kos has a long history with traces still visible at every turn. Kos Town has the largest concentration of Greek ruins, signs of a civilization ages ahead of its time, with healers with a hedonistic and scientific approach to medicine as early as 500 BC.
In the southeastern Aegean, just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey, Kos represents a quaint haven of Greek and Mediterranean tradition, with the occasional Ottoman Muslim influences that give its lifestyle charm and flair.
Blessed by an ideal position on the Aegean Sea to offer visitors a long summer and the chance to stroll on the beach, and even go for a swim in the offseason, Kos has beaches that suit all tastes.
Visitors to Kos often speak of the curative experience the island on returning home. Famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, who was the father of modern medicine, the island is also well known for its thermal springs like at Agios Fokas. Unbeknownst to most travelers arriving on the island, though, are the hundreds of medicinal herbs and plants native to Kos.
The Old Town of Kos is fascinating. This is where you will stumble upon legendary landmarks like the Tree of Hippocrates, Casa Romana, Platia Elefteria (Freedom Square) with the Agora and swanky cafes, Neratzia Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Kos, the Altar of Dionysus, and many other attractions.
The Executive Double Sea View Room with Private Jacuzzi is the newest type of room available when you want to vacation on Kos at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa.