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Discovering the Beauty of Kos: 5 Reasons to Visit this Island

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With its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and historical landmarks, it’s easy to see why the island of Kos in Greece is one of the most popular vacation destinations!

Human beings are communal creatures of the same specie but with different cultures, modes of dressing, foods, and laws. We are so similar, yet our little world is so different.

Different locations in the human world are filled with different attractions, wonderful views, tasty foods, and attractive cultures. Traveling to places beyond our hometown exposes us to various cultures and traditions.  An enjoyable journey can be memorable for your whole life!

church on island of kos in greece

There are so many locations that you can choose to spend your next holiday, but do you know that visiting an island is one of the most amazing travels you’ll ever have?

The sound of water waves calms your soul and de-stress your mind and body. The sight of water is also like meditation; it makes you feel fresh and rejuvenated.

There are thousands of Islands to visit, but here, we choose the Island of Kos! Why?

The Island of Kos in Greece is the second most popular Dodecanese Island after Rhodes, and it’s a very attractive ferry destination. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and historical landmarks influenced by society’s culture over the years.

The island is visited by almost 1 million tourists every year! Here are five reasons to visit the island next summer:

The Beautiful Beaches

If you’re looking for heavenly beaches, then the island of Kos is an ideal destination. The island is home to magnificent beaches with clear crystal waters.

Kefalos beach also known as the paradise beach is one of the best beaches on the island. This fine sandy beach has clear waters whose waves will send chills of happiness and love into the hearts of families.

The Mastihari and Tigaki beaches are also popular for white sands and turquoise water. However, these beaches are very popular. Therefore, they are mostly crowded. The eastern part of the island has many isolated beaches for those that prefer to listen to the waves dancing in silence.

The Island also has a wide choice of water activities for water sports enthusiasts. You can go surfing, scuba diving, or rent a boat and explore the surroundings and coast of the island.

The Amazing Weather

The Kos Island enjoys a hot Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.

If you’re a lover of warm climates, the best time to visit Kos in August. Then, the temperature is at its peak, often reaching up to 29°c and not dropping lower than 21°c. Also, it hardly rains during that time. Therefore, you can leave your raincoat at home and enjoy a 14-hour dose of sunshine.

If you’re a swimmer, that’s the best time to swim as the temperature of the sea is between 23°c to 26°c.

From October to November, the temperature becomes slightly cooler with more rainfall. It’s a great time to visit as the beaches as less crowded, and the temperature is cool, especially at night.

If you’re visiting around December to February, make sure you take an umbrella and a raincoat as the weather is mostly rainy.

The Delicious Food

Visiting Kos isn’t only about sightseeing and spending the day on beaches; there is also palatable food! The island is famous for its restaurants, bars, taverns, cafes, and coffee shops.

The Mediterranean cuisine is very diverse so that everyone will find something they like. If you’re a food lover, the Island of Kos will welcome you with cheese and other treats.

Greece has different recipes for young lambs, calves, goats, and chickens for the meat-eaters. If you’re a seafood lover, there are shellfish, sardines, red bullets, and whitebait.

Go on to the Island of Kos, don’t forget that Greece believes that meat is there in the mountain, but fish is in the sea. Also, please don’t leave without tasting their tasty wine.

The Friendly Locals

The people of Greece are generally known for their hospitality. The country was voted the eighth friendliest country in Europe.

The locals on the Islanislandos aren’t an exception; you’ll receive a warm welcome when you reach the town. The residents are known for their ‘filoxenia’, generosity towards people from any background.

The Breath-taking Sites

There are many thrilling sites on the island of Kos. The ancient Agora, the Sanctuary of Asclepius (Asklepieion), the Fortress in Antimachia, and the Venetian Castle.

The Zia Picturesque village is another most visited site on the island. Surely, Kos has more than enough sites to feed your eyes.

Conclusion

The Island of Kos has endless coasts, clear and turquoise waters, ancient and medieval monuments as well as impressive buildings.

The weather on the Island is as friendly as the residents, and the food is also delicious!

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