The largest settlement on Kos is Kos Town, the capital. Hippocrates is thought to have been born and lived there and the ancient plane tree of Hippocrates still stands today, its aged limbs supported by scaffolding. The town is clean and vibrant with lots to appeal to all ages. It has its own ‘Bar Street’ with numerous bars, clubs and discos which attract the young but there’s also an attractive harbour and marina as well as a lovely beach.
For history buffs, the agora was considered to have been the largest and most important in the ancient Greek world and many excavations have taken place unearthing Roman and Greek buildings and artefacts. Today’s market stands on the site of the former agora and some of the remains of the former market are still visible.
The main attraction of the island is its beaches of which there are over sixty dotted around the seventy mile coastline. They are kept in pristine condition and several have blue flag awards to their name.