Kos International Airport “Hippocrates”
Kos International Airport “Hippocrates” (IATA: KGS) is the international airport serving the island of Kos. Located near Andimachia Village, the airport mainly offers transfer to travelers going on holiday to the island. Kos Airport is the most crowded during summer, connecting the island of Kos to Europe, mainly Germany and Great Britain. The airport has taken its name from the Greek doctor Hippocrates originated in Kos, who is considered to be the Father of Medicine.
Kos International Airport Transfer
Access to Kos International Airport is provided via the city bus, connecting the airport with Kos town and other popular areas, as well as via taxi transfer.
What to do in Kos, Dodecanese
Kos Island belongs to Dodecanese and is located in Aegean Sea, pretty close to the coastline of Turkey. Back to Ancient times, it was famous as the homeplace of Hippocrates, the great doctor. Today, Kos is a beautiful island, visited by travelers mainly during summer and featuring an advantage that many people adore: it can be simultaneously popular and outgoing as well as secluded and peaceful. So, apart from the really famous beaches, you should always consider to book a taxi transfer as there are areas that only the locals know for you to explore.
In Kos town, start by visiting the Castle of Nerantzia, located at the port of Kos and built by the Byzantine Empire. A few steps after it, you will see Ancient Agora, first built in the 4th century BC in limestone and marble, featuring a colonnade, sanctuaries dedicated to Greek Goddess Aphrodite and Greek Hercules and ruins of homes and warehouses. On the south of Kos Town, you can also visit the ancient Odeon, a music conservatory and senate meeting place built in the 2nd century AD, as well as the archaeological site of Cardo, dated back to the 3rd century BC with a stadium, a gymnasium and the Western Baths, featuring one of the largest mosaics on Kos.
Leaving Kos Town with a taxi service, you should visit the place where Hippocrates was trained, the famous Asklepion. Consisting of four enormous parts of plain, you can see the patient’s rooms, spas, medical school and abaton (priests’ sanctuary) as well as the “Great Altar”, once featuring a great statue of Asclepius, God of medicine. Another interesting taxi transfer you should consider taking is to the abandoned village of Palio Pili on Mont Kieo, capital of the island from the 11th century to the 19th. Apart from the great views to the Turkish coast and almost the whole island of Kos, you can also visit a Byzantine castle founded in the 9th century and the ruins of the village abandoned in 1830.
Of course, your daily taxi trips should include beautiful beach destinations and Kos can guarantee that. Agios Stefanos Beach, offering a magical scenery of white sand and pebbles, sits on a channel run by turquoise waters and facing an islet called Kastri. Tigaki Beach is also a short distance away from Kos Town, with a sandy beach and calm waters, whereas if you want to see some wilder natural beauty, you should visit Cavo Paradiso on the south, where sharp slopes, rocks and waves form an exotic setting.
On the west of the airport, a pine forest is worth visiting too. Plaka Forest, as it is called, offers picnic tables and the chance to meet peacocks, tame cats and turtles, making it a very special place to spend the day, especially if you love nature. Last but not least, Kos island hosts a different kind of beach, featuring hot springs, bubbling up through a rock. If you love a hot bath, this small natural pool will be your favorite. Book a taxi transfer and dive in the hot waters!
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