Situated close to the coast of Turkey, Kos is the third largest island in the Dodecanese archipelago. It used to form part of a chain of Ancient Greek colonies which stretched from the Black Sea to North Africa.
Just over 200 nautical miles away from the Greek capital, Athens, it offers wonderful climate and some interesting history to enjoy alongside its more obvious holiday attractions. Firstly, anyone heading for a trip to Kos holiday villas should know that the island is the birthplace of the Ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, viewed by many as the founder of modern medicine, was born on the island in 460 BC. Following his death, the people of Kos erected the Asklepeion. This large hospital functioned according to the principles set out by Hippocrates, and its ruins can still be seen on the island to this day.
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Kos Island Villa Rentals - come and visit the founding place of modern medicine
Another historical landmark which visitors to Kos apartments should make a point of seeing is the Castle of the Knights of St John, also known as Neratzia. This is situated in the harbour of the town of Kos itself, on what used to be an island, and covers a variety of different periods of history with its various sections, dating back to the 14th century. Elsewhere on the island, it is possible to see the remains of some 5th and 6th century early Christian basilicas. As with many of the Greek islands, the sea also offers up plenty of opportunities for visitors to Island Kos holiday rentals to enjoy themselves. As well as fishing, many people enjoy sailing around the clear blue waters off the shoreline, and there is an excellent marina.
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If sailing you own boat does not appeal, then taking your place in a boat trip around the island can provide some new perspectives on the scenery and architecture of Kos. With around 300 days of sunshine a year, simply sitting on the beach is probably enough for most visitors to Island Kos holiday rentals. A great many of the usual beach activities can also be enjoyed on the island. As well as wind-surfing and other water sports, visitors can also enjoy learning to scuba dive or snorkel. With plenty of warm Greek hospitality on offer in the tavernas and restaurants of the island, as well as good local produce and seafood, a trip to Island Kos holiday rentals is a great way for anyone to recharge their batteries.
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