Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea south of Kalymnos and north of Nisyros and it is the third largest island in the Dodecanese.
Kos Island has over the years become a synonym to biking. A signature mark of summer’s coming, thousands of visitors touring the mostly flat island on a bicycle. However the prevalence of the bicycle does not imply insufficiency in public transportation, with busses, taxies and rental services connecting the most remote corners of the island to the town.
Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, which was born on the island around 460 B.C. and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos. The island is famous for its rich vegetation and its temperate climate.
The Hippocrates International Airport of Kos (KGS) is 27 kilometers away from the city of Kos, quite close to Antimachia. During the summer season there are three daily flights from Athens to Kos. Flight duration is approximately 50 minutes. During the same period, chartered flights from virtually all over Europe land in the airport.
The port of Kos is connected with the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Symi, Patmos, Leros and Kalymnos. The trip from Piraeus lasts approximately 12 hours and there are daily departures.