What to Do in Kos, Greece
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There are so many gorgeous places to visit in Greece, it can be hard to choose. The Greek island of Kos is relatively small and it is a bit off the beaten track. However, there is no shortage of things to do here. This is a placefor adventure, relaxation, and exploration. Here are some things you can do when visiting Kos, Greece.
Spend Time at the Beach
Kos, Greece is home to many beautiful beaches. Whether you’re looking for an organized beach to spend the day at with the family or a beach that allows nudism, you’ll find it on the island of Kos. Lambi Beach is just 3 km from Kos Town, which makes it a popular destination for locals and visitors. The beach is family friendly, organized, and there are water sports available on site. 3 km southeast of Kos Town is Psalidi Beach where you will find a diving club.
You can also windsurf here, so if you’re an adventurer, this is the perfect beach for you. Nudism friendly beaches on the island of Kos include: Camel Beach, Polemi Beach, and Psilos Gremos Beach. Part of Psilos Gremos Beach is also family friendly and an amazing place to visit for water sports and the surrounding landscape.
Try the Local Specialties
Enjoying meals when visiting the island of Kos is the perfect opportunity to try the local products and specialties. Specialties of Kos include: katimeria, a mizithra cheese pie; pitaridia, meat noodles; lampropita, a cheese pie; and hismata, a wheat bread. You won’t want to miss trying kanelada, a favorite refreshment of the locals that is made from sweet tomato and sweet cinnamon. It is a traditional spoon sweet. The island of Kos also produces delicious fresh honey.
Take a Boat Trip
When visiting the island of Kos, a boat trip is a wonderful way to see the island and surrounding areas from the water. You can take a boat trip to the nearby island of Kalymnos. Looking at Kalymnos from a distance, it will appear as a reddish rock that emerges from the dark waters of the Aegean Sea. The island is blessed with beautiful mountains, volcanic valleys, and large vertical rocks that will take your breath away.
Another boat trip can take you to the small island of Pserimos. The colors and landscape of Pserimos make it the perfect place to visit. Any boat tour you choose to take from the island of Kos will be worth your time. It’s a unique and fun way to discover the area.
Visit a Historical Site
The island of Kos is rich in historic and beautiful monuments that you won’t want to miss. The Defterdar Mosque was built in 1780. It is located in the center of Kos Town at the Square of Eleftherias. The mosque is a historical landmark from the Ottoman occupation. It is also an architecturally important monument. A landmark of the island of Kos is the traditional flour mill of Antimahia.
The Folklore Museum is in the same square as the flour mill. The Ancient Stadium of Kos dates to the 2nd century BC. It is in Kos Town across from the Church of Agia Anna. The remains of the Ancient Stadium include fragments of marble columns, column heads of white marble, and Doric-style architecture.
There’s so much to do in Kos it can be hard to choose. While here, you’ll definitely want to try one of these activities.
Categorized in: About Kos, Greece, Greek Travel Guide
This post was written by Greek Boston
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