Kos Dodecanese island

Kos Dodecanese island is found in the Dodecanese group of Greek islands, in the South East Aegean sea. Kos is famous for its white sandy beaches and is a popular tourist island.  Kos island is not that far from Turkey. Kos has an international airport and you can reach neighbouring Nisyros by ferry. Many boat day trips from Kos come to Nisyros to see the volcano crater and villages. I last went to Kos more than 10 years ago on a mini cruise so only stayed a few hours before moving on to Rhodes.


From a birds eye view Kos looks like the shape of a whale. The main area is Kos town and port where the Dodecanese ferries depart to neighbouring islands such as Leros and Kalymnos. The southern part of the island has lots of lovely sandy beaches. Kos has an international airport with regular flights from the UK. There are some interesting Roman ruins around the port and town area, an ancient Gymnasium, an amphitheater, a striking looking Police Station, and a castle to name but a few. We will be exploring the church in the rock near Basilica, called Agios Nicolaos Church. This appears on many images of Kos. We will also visit Mastichari and Kardamaina.