Say hello to... Kos
Kos gives you a choice of lively party towns, laid-back seaside resorts and traditional fishing villages – all of them jewelled with beautiful beaches, and dishing up heavenly traditional cuisine.
You’ll be opposite Bodrum Bay too, so why not pack two trips into one and explore the spoils of Turkey?
- Shopping lovers – Kos does a strong line in handicrafts and you can snap up everything from handmade jewellery and leather goods to olive oil soap at the island’s many boutiques and stalls. Make for the mountain villages to buy beautiful handwoven fabrics – the perfect souvenir from your Grecian retreat.
- History lovers – Away from the main resorts you’ll find and further afield there are acres of unspoilt countryside, peppered with quaint villages that have hardly changed in centuries. Some of the island’s most famous historic sites are even older – the Asklepieion, Hippocrates’ ancient hospital, dates from 357 BC
- Beach lovers – Kos’s coastline covers 290 kilometres, plenty of which is blanketed by beach. Soft sands, bar-backed promenades, hidden coves – this little island has the lot.