Move over Crete, there’s a hot new holiday destination in town for 2015!
The Greek Isles have been a popular spot among Irish tourists for many years, but the island of Kos is only recently rearing its head as one of the hottest spots to visit.
Steeped in centuries of ancient history and tradition, Kos is famed for its fascinating heritage, but its shimmering azure seas and golden sandy beaches are also worth noting! Perfect for couples or a relaxing family trip, Kos is already a hot destination with the celebrity jet set, and its popularity among seasoned sun seekers is on the rise.
Top 7 things to do on your holiday to Kos
Check out our roundup of the top 7 things to do on the idyllic island below - Kos you’re worth it (sorry!).
1. Relax in a hot water spring
Tucked into a rocky alcove just 10km from Kos town is one of the island’s most remarkable hidden treasures. As the name suggests, Therma Beach is so-called for its hot springs and tepid water that falls down from the mountains above. Pop on your swim suit and get ready for a day of lounging in the small rock pools below, where the warm, element-rich water is said to have healing properties. For sea hardy Irish swimmers it will definitely knock the socks off a bathe in the freezing Atlantic!
2. Experience traditional Greek life in the countryside
Take a trip back in time and immerse yourself in traditional Greek life with a visit to Zia Kos, a mountain village nestled in the Kos countryside where wildflowers grow freely and colourful tavernas line the cobbled streets. Spend the day wandering through the quaint market stalls shopping for local produce like intricate handmade rugs, jewellery, and delicious olive oil. Be sure to save some energy, you’ll need it for the hill walk to the Sunset Balcony where you will experience the best sunset in Kos
3. Go on an aquatic adventure
Ever wonder what lies beneath the azure waters of Kos? Discover the aquatic wonders of the undersea world with a snorkelling or scuba excursion. Dive in head first and observe the mesmerising beauty of your surroundings, where unique rock formations line the sea bed and friendly fish eat straight from your hand!
4. Discover Kos from the saddle
Get your adrenaline pumping and feel the wind in your hair as you cruise the coastal roads from one end of the island to the other! With a largely flat terrain and well maintained bike trails all over the island, Kos is the perfect place to satisfy your inner adventurer while exploring the breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Bicycles are available to rent, making cycling one of the cheapest and most enjoyable forms of transport on the island.
5. Picnic in an enchanted forest
Located just 5 minutes from Kos airport, Plaka Forest is a magical pine-covered oasis that stretches all the way down to the sea. A must-see attraction for any nature-lover; let the scent of pine fill your nostrils as you wander down the peaceful meandering dirt paths. Pack a picnic and relax beneath the branches, and get ready to marvel at the free-roaming peacocks showing off their colourful plumage nearby!
6. Sail the seven seas
Sail away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland and explore the surrounding area on one of the many fun-filled boat trips embarking at Kos Harbour. Cruise along the coast and through the clear waters to visit the neighbouring islands of Bodrum and Nisyros, where the anchor is dropped and the day is yours to relax on the sandy beaches, taste the local cuisine, and shop til you drop!
7. Discover the ruins of the Old World
Hands up history buffs, this one is for you! Asclepeion is one of the city’s most renowned archaeological sites - once the healing centre of Greek God, Asclepius. Offering panoramic views of the island, visitors can roam through the medical school, water spas, and patient housing where pioneering medical developments took place centuries ago. It is said that even Hippocrates himself received medical training here!
Holidays to Kos
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