Every year thousands of us try to decide on locations to visit on holiday. For many it is the highlight of the year and because people are going to spend a bit of money, finding the right location is important. Sunshine breaks are not only important for travellers but also for the many holiday providers that rely on annual travellers.
We are going to look at some of the best locations around the world that might appeal to people on the lookout for family holidays, romantic getaways or adventure breaks.
The Greek island of Kos is located in the south eastern Aegan Sea, about 4km away from the lively coast of Bodrum in Turkey. It is part of the group of Dodecanese (3rd largest island) next to the gulf of Cos.
Apart for being a popular tourist destination because of its great atmosphere, warm weather and great beaches, Kos is famous for being the birthplace of Hippocrates – father of medicine. He was born around 460 B.C. and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos. According the Greek Mythology he was the 20th grandson of Hercules and the son of doctor Irakleida and Fenareti. There is a Hippocratic Museum as well as Institute dedicated to him on the island.
There are 7 volcanoes situated between Nisyros and Kos according to the latest geological studies. The last time one of them exploded was 160 thousand years ago in an area located between Nisyros and Kefalos. As a result, the western half of the island was covered in ash with a thickness reaching 30 meters. Its ground fertility is a direct result of the area’s past volcanic activity.
Kos has a coastline of approximately 112 km long and it main villages are Kardamena, Kefalos, Mastihari, Tingaki, Antimachia, Marmari and Pyli. The tourist and cultural centre of the island is called Kos. This is where we have the biggest number of bars and restaurants, as well as the island’s main port. The town has a 14th century fortress located at the entrance to its harbour. It was built in 1315 by The Knights of Saint John of Rhodes.
The Market (Agora) of Kos was considered one of the biggest of the Ancient world. It was organized around a rectangular plan 50 x 300 metres and was the heart of the city. This is where most people would gather not only to do their shopping, but to socialize. It was connected to the city by a central road (Decumanus). The building was destroyed by an earthquake in 469 AD.
With so much to see and do and great year round weather , Kos is a great option for people looking for the perfect summer holiday.