Kos, the island of Hippokrates, the father of medicine, is an island of the Aegean Sea. It is the third largest island in the Dodecanese area following Rhodes and Karpathos and the second in population after Rhodes. The beachline is 122 km. It is 200 nautical miles away from Piraeus.
It is rich in historical monuments and presents you with a remarkable archaeological and touristic interest. Today's Kos is a modern touristic island with a great deal of potential in matters of stay, food, sports, excursions and entertainment. In kos was born the father of Medicine, Hippocrates (460 - 357 BC), after whose death the Asklipio was introduced.
In 1912 it was occupied by the Italians and on October 3rd 1943 it was occupied by the german military which afterwards gave up to the English in May 9th 1943. On March 7th 1948 the merging of the island with Greece's territory took place.View Kos Photo Gallery