Mr B and I went to Kos for our first holiday together. We booked with a travel agent First Choice. I think travel agents are good if you are not confident on booking your own holiday. They can arrange everything for you. We were recommended to go to Kos by some friends of ours.
Kos is a small Greek island. It really does have something for everyone. It has ruins, great food and beautiful beaches.
Hippocrates Plane Tree Square
This tree rumoured to be the oldest in Europe and was planted by Hippocrates the father of medicine 2,500 years ago but really it is only about 600 years old.
Castle of Neratzia
Castle of Neratzia is on Kos Habour. It was built by the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. Parts of the castle date back to the 15th and 16th century.
Hellenistic City Remains
Most of this is fell in a 1933 earthquakes. Most of the remains seen here date back to 366 B.C. This is near the habour and marketplace.
Western Archaeological Zone
South-West of the city Kos (walking distance) there is an area which has the wide archaeological sites that quite an impressive range of items from tiles floors to other items from both Roman and Hellenistic times.
We took a trip that was arranged from our hotel to the volcanic island of Nissyros. We were also taken around the island and got to see idyllic villages.
Pictures of Kos
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