Brilliantly-coloured flowers and date palms embellish the streets of Kos. This light-bulb shaped harbour is a succulent cocktail of historical significance, gently blended with a hidden serenity. A perfect balance exists between areas of quiet seclusion and those of lively nightlife. Tourist attractions offer historical satisfaction to the casual sightseers, religious revellers, and intellectual migrants.
And where better to start your holiday than the centre of Kos ? The Castle of the Knights of St John with elaborate double walls and moats dating back to the Turkish raids stands on the edge of the harbour. It is a great place to explore and climb on the ruins. Hop aboard one of the many daylong boat trips from the main harbour and head to the secluded coves of Nisiros and Kalimnos.