Kos is the third largest island with a surface area of 290 km2 of the
Dodecanese group, after Rhodes and Karpathos, situated between Kalimnos and
Nissiros. A coastline length of 113 km. The land of Kos is fairly flat, the only
peaks being Mount Dikaios of 875 m and Mount Sympatros of 846 m, the town of Kos
is built within a valley and has an ideal climate.
There are many remarkable archaeological sites, the house dating back to the
Roman era with fabulous mosaics, the Palace of the Knights of St John in the
town of Kos, early Christian churches with their noteworthy frescoes. The Father
of Medicine was born on this island and founded the Asklepeion.
The island also has many villages famed for their charm, quiet fishing
villages and beaches.