Kos

Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine. Visit the ancient city near the port and the 18th century knights fortress. Most of the beaches are fully organized with beach bars, loud music, cafes and water sports. Nevertheless you can always find one that meet your needs if you like a quieter place, as in Agios Fokas. If you like nudism, go to Ksirokambos.

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Name of place: Kos

Capital: Kos

Basic tourist information
  • Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine. Visit the ancient city near the port and the 18th century knights fortress.
  • The large hotel complexes have altered the architecture of the island, and the historic centre of the town of Kos, behing the church of Agia Paraskevi is the only settlement where the traditionnal way of life is still alive.
  • Most of the beaches are fully organized with beach bars, loud music, cafes and water sports. Nevertheless you can always find one that meet your needs if you like a quieter place, as in Agios Fokas. If you like nudism, go to Ksirokambos.
  • If you want a different experience, visit Thermes, the beach with the hot springs.


Main port
  • Main port name: Kos
  • Mooring: Be aware when approaching that with the meltemi (NW winds) there are violent gusts. Moor stern-to the quay, bottom offers excellent holding. When the weather is good you can moor outside of the harbour on the NE side, right under the castle.
  • Shelter: Rather safe harbour but N, NE winds cause swell.
  • Available services: fuel by tank, water and electricity on the quay, shops, banks, cafes and tavernas.


Alternative bays
  • Kos marina. Next to the main harbour of the island. You can reserve a place in advance as it may be full during summer months. All the facilities one may need.
  • Mastihari. On the NW side of the island, a small fishing village. Moor alongside at the mole, be aware that the holding is poor. Tavernas with fresh fish worth visiting. Very nice beach with characteristic white sand and exotic waters. For those you like water sports. The beach is organized but there are also more secluded points to enjoy it. The best site of the island to enjoy the sunset.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Port Authorities phone number  Hospital Police Tourist police
+30 22420 28059, -26594 +30 22420 22 300  +30 22420 28211 +30 22420 22444