Kos is the third-largest island of the Dodecanese and one of its most fertile and well-watered. It lies only 5km from the Turkish Peninsula of Bodrum. The father of medicine, Hippocrates was born and lived on the island and made Kos famous throughout the Greek world, you can visit the Three of Hippocrates. Asclepeion is the greatest archaeological site on the island and together with the Ancient Agora worth the visit. Kos Town is the island’s capital and main port. It’s modern, picturesque, and lush, with an abundance of palms, pines, oleander, and hibiscus. The Castle of the Knights dominates the port, and Hellenistic and Roman ruins are strewn everywhere. If you dream of long sandy beaches then the island of Kos is perfect for you!