Would you like to discover the impressive Greek Island Kos more? Kos Island is located across from Bodrum! Kos Island is extremely close to Bodrum so the transportation is significantly easy and fast by the sea with Kos Ferry Boat!
It is one of the most preferred Greek Islands by Turkish people as well! The activities that you can do on Kos Island are limitless! There are many stunning restaurants, cafes, bars, and historical places that you will be able to spend time!
There are stunning places that you can go shopping as well! You can find souvenirs for your family and friends! Vegetables, drinks, and cheese variations are significantly popular on Kos Island! You can try them!
While you can visit the historical and touristic places, enjoy the night at the restaurant and bars, you will also be able to learn more about Greek traditions! You can try traditional Greek cuisines and visit the places which are essential in the history!
You will be impressed by the stunning view of the sea and the nature of Kos! The unique and special energy of the island will make your summer holiday more unforgettable and amazing as well!
Kos or Cos (/kɒs, kɔːs/; Greek: Κως [kos]) is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese by area, after Rhodes and Karpathos; it has a population of 33,388 (2011 census), making it the second most populous of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes.
The island measures 40 by 8 kilometres (25 by 5 miles). Administratively, Kos constitutes a municipality within the Kos regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Kos Town.
The name Kos (Ancient Greek: Κῶς, genitive Κῶ) is first attested in the Iliad, and has been in continuous use since. Other ancient names include Meropis, Cea, and Nymphaea.
In many Romance languages, Kos was formerly known as Stancho, Stanchio, or Stinco, and in Ottoman and modern Turkish it is known as İstanköy, all from the reinterpretation of the Greek expression εις την Κω ‘to Kos’; cf. the similar Istanbul and Stimpoli, Crete. Under the rule of the Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes, it was known as Lango or Langò, presumably because of its length.
In The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, the author misunderstands this and treats Lango and Kos as distinct islands. Bodrum Kos Ferry Boat
In Italian, the island is known as Coo.
A person from Kos is called a “Koan” (or “Coan”) in English. The word is also an adjective, as in “Koan goods”
Kos is in the Aegean Sea. Its coastline is 112 kilometres (70 miles) long and it extends from west to east. Bodrum Kos Ferry Boat
The island has several promontories, some with names known in antiquity: Cape Skandari, anciently Scandarium or Skandarion in the northeast; Cape Lacter or Lakter in the south; and Cape Drecanum or Drekanon in the west. Bodrum Kos Ferry Boat
In addition to the main town and port, also called Kos, the main villages of Kos island are Kardamena, Kefalos, Tingaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari and Pyli. Smaller ones are Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi and Asfendiou. Bodrum Kos Ferry Boat
The present municipality of Kos was created in 2011 with the merger of three municipalities, which became municipal units:
The municipality has an area of 290,313 km2, and has a municipal unit of 67.200 km2.
Tourism is the main industry in Kos, the island’s beaches being the primary attraction. The main port and population centre on the island, Kos town, is also the tourist and cultural centre, with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a number of nightclubs forming the Kos town “barstreet”.
The seaside village of Kardamena is a popular resort for young holidaymakers (primarily from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia) and has a large number of bars and nightclubs.
Farming is the second principal occupation, with the main crops being grapes, almonds, figs, olives, and tomatoes, along with wheat and corn. Cos lettuce (romaine lettuce) is named after the island, from where it is said to have originated.