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Kos

Martian Risk: considerable

Kos is not only a gateway airport but a hub for ferries. Big ferries operating from Piraeus to Rhodes pass through and a motley of smaller boats and catamarans island-hop NW to Patmos and SE to Rhodes, not to mention a daily procession of Greek and Turkish excursion boats making the short crossing north to Bodrum, less than an hour away.

We do not offer this un-hidden island for a full holiday, but Kos town, birthplace of Hippocrates the father of medicine, has fine Greek and Roman remains, a museum, the Aesclepeion, the tree (now very visibly prosthetically supported – just to stress the profession?) under which Hippocrates sat, and a busy historic harbour with a gigantic castle protecting its eastern edge. Ferry schedules sometimes dictate an overnight stay here but there are many worse fates, especially now that much of the town has been pedestrianised!

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We do not offer this unhidden island...

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That said, there's a busy harbour-front...

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...where the fishermen sometimes get behind with their nets..

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...and the Aesclepeion is superb with its view to Turkey...

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...and the Tree of Hippocrates - now a demonstration for prosthetics?

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Kosta Palace

 

Right on the harbour-front with a lovely panorama of the busy yacht harbour and the castle beyond. Convenient for everything.

Enquire about: flights + accom'n at Kosta Palace , or accom'n only

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