The island of Kos is the birthplace of one of the world’s most renowned personalities – the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates. Besides the Asclepeion, Hippocrates’s tree, and the the Hippocrates Garden, there’s a lot more to see on the island. Discover the legends behind the castles of Kos.
The Asfendiou village is a Kos destination like no other. Set on the slopes of Mount Dikeos, Asfendiou is an idyllic place, which maintains its traditional Greek character in architecture and lifestyle. The fertile soil surrounding the old village enabled it to flourish between 1850 and 1940. By the census of 1952, Asfendiou counted more than 2800 residents. But today, only around 100 people reside here because from the 1960s to the early 1980s many of the young residents left the village looking for better opportunities in Germany, Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Tigaki is your destination when you stay at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa. It is a quaint resort, known for its pristine Blue Flag beaches, including our own, which has been recognized by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for water quality, environmental education, and management, safety and accessibility.
The Kos Ecclesiastical Museum is housed inside the Old Metropolitan Church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Holy Metropolis Kos-Nisyros and is one of the spiritual landmarks of the island.
If you spend Christmas on Kos you will find the island peaceful and serene, with people enjoying traditions and life without the madding tourist crowds.
Kos may be a small island, quaint and relaxed in winter, with abundant nightlife in high season. If you are not into clubbing, the island still has enough to keep you entertained. Outdoor events are usually organized every summer at various venues around the island according to the program of the annual Cultural Events of Summer Hippocrates festival.