Guide to Kos

Home of Hippocrates - Kos’ healing powers live on

As one of the better known islands in, Kos hasn’t avoided the traps of tourism but it’s best and most beautiful charms can only be enjoyed by those lucky enough to be on board a superyacht.

Kos is within the Dodecanese islands in Greece and follows the popular island of Rhodes when it comes to size and visitors. This does mean that the summer months can become crowded amongst the hotels and resorts but if you’re travelling in the luxury of a charter yacht, you’re free to enjoy some of the finest beaches in the region along its coast on your own terms.

When heading inland on Kos, make sure to spend some time taking a tour of the vineyards. With its rich, fertile soil the island has the perfect environment for agriculture and is proud of its winemaking history that dates back to Ancient Greece. Today you can enjoy a variety of tours and tastings whilst soaking up the beautiful scenery, some of the best of which can be found in the vineyards if Chantziemmanouil, Mores and Triantafyllopoulos.

The buzzing Mediterranean harbour town of Kos Town is also worth exploring on the island. Although well-known for its lively bars, restaurants and nightclubs, here you’ll find winding cobbled streets as well as important historical ruins such as the Ancient Agora and the tree of Hippocrates - the Greek father of medicine who called the island home. Of course you won’t be able to miss Kos Town’s crowning glory which is the magnificent medieval castle of which the fortress guards the entrance to the harbour.

While the north of Kos has found its place as a tourist hub, the southern coast still remains largely undeveloped and largely inaccessible unless you are travelling by sea. Here you can enjoy the best beaches on the ascend, with a five mile stretch of sand divided into havens with names like Paradise Beach and Magic Beach to choose from. Beyond the beaches, a must-see place to visit and enjoy while in Kos is its thermal springs. Around 10km from Kos Town in Agios Fokas, these pools of hot waters surrounded by boulders contain minerals said to have healing properties - a perfect way to relax after a hard day at sea.

In order to find out more regarding the cruising grounds of Kos, be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker after taking a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in Greece.

Reasons to Visit

Soaking in the thermal springs
Finest beaches in the Dodecanese
Pretty mountain villages
Magnificent medieval Kos castle
Wine tasting and tours
Beautiful undeveloped south coast

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