Kos is the island of Hippocrates
(father of medicine), the third largest in the Dodecanese after
Rhodes and Karpathos, lying close to the Asia Minor coast, between
Nisyros and Kalymnos island.
You should not miss Asklepeion. In 460 BC Hippocrates was born in Kos. After his death the people of Kos built the famous Asklepeion, in honor of the god Asclepios, which operated as a hospital applying the methods of therapy taught by Hippocrates.
Kos offers a healthy mild climate most of the year. Along with the greek sunshine and the marvelous golden beaches made Kos an international tourist center and one of the most attractive and beautiful of the Greek Islands. Kos is connected direct by air from many of the capitals of Europe, as well as from Athens and Rhodes. There are ferries to Kos from most greek islands ,the rest of Dodecanese, Piraeus, the Cyclades, Crete, the greek islands of the northern and eastern Aegean and Kavala. Large enough to be explored, Kos promises you unforgettable holidays.
For island hopping Kos lies in the Dodecanese between Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos to the NW, Rhodes to the SE and Karpathos to the South.