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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Therma are located in the southeastern part of the island, about 13km from the town of Kos. The landscape has a wild beauty, steep slopes, cliffs and dark pebbles; result of tectonic disturbances and volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The area takes its name from the hot springs that gush water into the sea. This hot spring water is rich in calcium, potassium, sodium, sulfur and magnesium; substances considered to aid the healing of skin, arthritic and rheumatic diseases and also improve the general condition the skin. The temperature of the water ranges from 30 to 50 degrees Celsius. The experience is invaluable, a natural Spa! In front of the beach has been created a small lake that is separated from the rest of the beach with rocks that allow seawater to enter and cool the hot water. The beach is suitable for all ages and for all seasons. You can visit Therma either by bus or by any private means of transportation. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Asklepieion is an ancient medical center placed 4 km to the southeast of Kos Town, beyond Platani village. It dates from the first half of the 3rd century BC and it was built to honor the god of health and medicine, Asklepios, after the death of the famous ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. The characteristic symbol of this institution was a snake, as Greeks honored this animal due to its ability in terms of selecting curative herbs, and it can still be seen. The physicians of this hospital were also priests and a sanctuary was available for everyone who wanted to pray.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice traditional greek food. Great view all day, especially at the sunset..”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family based restaurant serving traditional Greek & Turkish cuisine on good value. Delicious food!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“It's a unique place, a forest called Plaka with dozens of Free Peacocks in the area. The place it has free entrance to the people and you have to visit it for sure.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The plane tree of Hippocrates is a historical site visited by thousands every year. According to tradition the plane tree was planted by Hippocrates 24 centuries ago. Under its shadow the great teacher instructed his students.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The only place in Kos where you will find natural thermal water coming from the mountain. You must visit it if you wish to swimm in warm-hot water”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“SCENERY IS SIMPLY GREAT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY. TRY SPARKLING WINE WITH A PLATE OF CHEESES AND COLD CUTS.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our favourites since they always serve nice food. It has become pretty popular and are highly rated on Trip Advisor so to be sure to get a table out in the street it's best to book your table. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Restaurant
“VOTED ONE OF THE 10 BEST PLACES FOR NIGHTLIFE IN GREECE, IT IS A PLACE WITH VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE AND A HUGE VARIETY OF DRINKS.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The ancient Odeon of Kos was built by the Romans around the 2nd and the 3rd centuries. It was found in the early 20th century along with the Gymnasium and the Roman baths, all of them in generally good condition. These constructions are placed on the east and west of the Casa Romana, which is part of the Ancient Town and its several excavation areas.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The castle of the Knights of the Order of Saint John is situated at the entrance of Kos harbour on what used to be an island in antiquity, communicating with the inland through a bridge that one can still see even today namely the bridge of “Phoinikon" (Palm Trees) Avenue. The castle consists of two defensive precincts. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Souvlaki Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The Archeological Museum of Kos is housed in a neoclassical well-preserved building that was designed in 1935. That time the Italians were ruling Kos and all the Dodecanese islands. Situated in Eleftherias square, the museum stands out for its architecture. It hosts several findings which came to light during the excavations around Kos, Rhodes and smaller Dodecanese islands in the late 20th and the early 21st century. Most archeological findings cover a long period from the ancient till the post-Roman and Hellenistic times. The most impressive exhibits include beautiful mosaics, statues from the ancient site of Asklepeion, an extensive collection of prehistoric pottery and metallic objects, exhibits from a tomb of a young athlete dating back to the 3rd century B.C, coins, anaglyphs with various representations and many other items. Frequently the museum organizes educational programs for students and other groups in order to familiarize with the history of the island.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very nice traditional greek food. Great view all day, especially at the sunset..”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family based restaurant serving traditional Greek & Turkish cuisine on good value. Delicious food!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“SCENERY IS SIMPLY GREAT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY. TRY SPARKLING WINE WITH A PLATE OF CHEESES AND COLD CUTS.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“VOTED ONE OF THE 10 BEST PLACES FOR NIGHTLIFE IN GREECE, IT IS A PLACE WITH VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE AND A HUGE VARIETY OF DRINKS.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our favourites since they always serve nice food. It has become pretty popular and are highly rated on Trip Advisor so to be sure to get a table out in the street it's best to book your table. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“FRIED LIVER WITH OREGANO IS ALWAYS GREAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN ACCOMPANIED WITH LOCAL WINE SYRAH BY HATZIEMMANOUIL. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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