Explore the rejuvenating vibes of Kos Island

Kos, the Greek Island of Kos is part of the Dodecanese group close to the Gulf of Cos. The most important town of the island is the town of Kos. The main attractions there are the yellow and sandy beaches, a very rich history and a great nightlife where a comfortable hotel in Kos will make sure to make your trip unforgettable. But mainly, the city is known because of the fact that the ancient physician Hippocrates was born here. Thus, in the centre of the town there is the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, a temple where it is supposed that he had taught. Kos is, in the same time, the home of the International Hippocratic Institute. In his honor, locals there have built a museum dedicated to him near the ruins of Asklepieion, where ‘the father of medicine’ was taught medicine by Herodicus.

The main tourist and cultural centre on the island of Kos is filled with trounced buildings like hotels such as the Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort hotel, elegant restaurants and a few nightclubs that form the city’s famous ‘bar street’. Kardamena is another amalgam of bars and nightclubs, especially known by the British tourists who spend their vacations there.

Among other interesting attractions, the town also has a 14th century fortress at the entrance to its harbor. Built in 1315, the fortress was under the rule of the knights of Saint John of Rhodes. The Castle of Knights can be visited along with some few other attractions that Kos has to offer, like the Archaeological Museum that includes findings from the Ancient Agora, from Asklepieion and from other sites from the island. Asklepieion represents the most significant archaeological site on the island of Kos. Locals say that in the past it functioned like a healing centre. Its name comes from Asklepeios, son of Apollo, the protector of human health and of medicine.

The Roman Odeon deserves a stop also. Built in the 2nd century B.C. in order to host crowds of people who gathered to watch fights between prisoners, it has been very well preserved. As a reminder of the old city, the Ancient Agora competes with the Odeon in its preservation. Including the remains of the ancient town of Kos, the Agora stands as a symbol of the level of civilization with its ample streets, sanctuaries, stadiums, gymnasiums and some other different settlements.

But the city of Kos does not mean only ancient history. It offers great, luxurious accommodation for tourists. If you want to choose a hotel in Kos but you’ve got no idea which one is the best, why don’t you try the Grecotel Kos Imperial Hotel? One of the best places you could stay while in Kos is the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso Hotel. With villas, family suits and double rooms, the hotel can surely be on everyone’s taste.  
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