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.
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.
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.
Tigaki is a quaint, peaceful holiday resort, famed for its pristine coastline with a 10-kilometer long beach and clear, shallow waters, perfect for swimmers but also suitable for all kinds of water sports.
Kos in June is a thing of beauty. Nature regained its emerald green in spring and now rolls it all over the hills and valleys inland. The weather is mild and pleasant: it’s summer, but the heat of the season doesn’t set in until early July. This is the perfect weather to explore the island of Hippocrates.