When entering the harbour of Kos town the imposing medieval Castle of Neratzia (the Castle of the Knights of St. John) is bound to draw your attention. This castle is connected to the mainland by a bridge that crosses the Palm Tree Avenue, the same one that connects the Castle to the Platanos, the large plane tree under which Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used to teach.
Kardamena is a modern tourist resort, at a distance of 29 kilometers southwest of Kos town counting around 1800 permanent residents. Houses and other constructions have been built along the beach and the surrounding area is very beautiful, full of cultivations, trees and green. The natural environment attracts many visitors to the place and the small port part of this town connects Kos to Nisiros.
Kefalos is 40 kilometers south-west of Kos town and it’s a beautiful village built on a hill at the west side of the island. By antiquity it was the first capital city of the island and today it counts some 2.500 permanent residents. The houses are built so close one to another that the narrow streets created emphasise the traditional architectural features of most Greek islands, which invite you to make a tour in the history and life of the place.
Situated 4 km west of Kos, Asklepeio is the most significant archaeological site on the island. Asklepeio was built in a green area full of cypress trees. During the ancient years, it served as a sanatorium and it was dedicated to Aesculapius, son of Apollo, protector of health and medicine. Many significant people taught and worked here, one of them being the father of Medicine, Hippokrates.
In the location of Agios Fokas, there is a sea-pool with hot springs, known as the thermes. The place is well know as one of the most outstanding places on Kos. In order to get there, it is necessary to go across the East beach and pass Psalidi cape, as well as Agios Fokas cape.
Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city – where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centres of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast.