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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Island of Kos

Beach in Kefalos on a Greek island of Kos
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Beach in Kefalos on a Greek island of Kos

Greece stimulates the imaginations of travellers with its 200 inhabited Mediterranean islands, which are perfect for a vacation. Here, everyone can find an island for him or herself – the number of blue lagoons, fantastic bays and small cosy fishing villages is, seemingly, infinite. Kos, however, is one of the most popular destinations. What attracts tourists to this particular island? Here are five of the main reasons.

1. Direct Flights

View on Kefalos bay
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  View on Kefalos bay

From the Baltics, reaching Kos is easier and less expensive than going to the capital, Athens – getting to the warm sea and beaches of Kos is only 130 EUR if you go with the cheap flight company Ryanair. If you plan your vacation in advance, you may get an even lower price. This has turned the island of Kos into one of the most accessible tourist resorts.

On the other hand, cheap airlines offer flights from the major European cities, too, which is the reason why this small Greek island is never short of tourists – especially during season (not to even mention the ease with which the island can be reached from the Turkish resort Bodrum).

2. The Island’s Night Life

City streets at night in summer season.
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  City streets at night in summer season.

During the summer season, bars and other entertainment venues, located in the city of the same name, are swarming with visitors. Here you’ll constantly hear the latest European and international music hits and see attractive waiters. Sometimes it feels more like Ibiza than a historic Greek resort, which is why this city is certainly not for everyone.

On the other hand, along the spectacular beaches, peppered all around Kos, you’re bound to find a number of restaurants and cafés designed for families, couples and groups of friends. The relatively low prices of food and drink are certainly appreciated by both party-goers and those after peace and quiet.

3. The Ease of Exploration

City streets at night.
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  City streets at night.

The island of Kos is very flat and full of blooming trees and flowers, so it’s simply perfect for a day trip with bicycles, which can be got hold of for 5-7 EUR in every tourist centre. Here you’ll also be able to rent scooters. And then, this historically fascinating and significant Greek island will be yours to explore.

4. Yacht Trips

Fishing boats in Kefalos on a Greek island of Kos.
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Fishing boats in Kefalos on a Greek island of Kos.

Having explored every nook and cranny of Kos, you’ll always have the opportunity to visit a number of other islands or even visit Turkey and its resort town Bodrum, all for a relatively low price. During the warm season, you should have no trouble finding a boat captain who will take you anywhere you like, including uninhabited islands with their own lagoons.

5. Fantastic Food

Octopus hanging out in sun near tavern on Kos island
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Octopus hanging out in sun near tavern on Kos island

The cuisine of Greece is characterised by simplicity and very fresh, natural products, and Kos is no exception. Traditional taverns offer traditional Greek dishes and steaks made from freshly-caught fish. If you want, you can wash it all down with traditional anise ouzo or wine. Olives, cheeses, fish, fresh vegetables and meat – Greek people really know how to make your stomach and taste buds happy.

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