Kos island belongs to the Dodecanese islands in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. It is the third largest island in Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos, with a population of 38029 inhabitants (2021 census). The island measures about 40 kilometres in length and is about 4 km away from the coast of Turkey.

Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine". The tree, under which he used to teach stands in the city centre, and is considered the oldest tree in Europe and one of the oldest trees in the world.

The Asklepieion is undoubtedly the most important monument of Kos, the oldest and most famous healing centre of the Antiquity. To this day, the Hippocratic Oath is heard every summer at the temple of Asklepieion, spoken in Ancient Greek. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, 

Ottomans and Italians have conquered the island throughout the centuries and have left their mark on modern Kos. Archaeological monuments more than 3000 years old are found all over the island. Numerous castles, ancient temples, old theatres and the Ancient Market provide evidence of the past glory and fame of Kos.


Kos International Airport, KGS, has direct flights from Athens several times a day all year around and in the summer time direct charter flights from all over Europe. From Kos airport, you can take a taxi to Agios Fokas (40 minutes), where Michelangelo Resort & Spa and Dimitra Beach Hotel & Suites are located. Both hotels are 7km from Kos town with frequent local bus connections. Kos has also frequent ferry connections from Athens, Rhodes and the neighboring islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros. In addition, in the summertime, there is a daily connection with a ferry from Bodrum, Turkey.


Kos is a lively island full of possibilities. Once the sun sets, the city wakes up with various restaurants & bars and activities. You can start by having dinner and continue with a drink at a nightclub or a cocktail bar by the beach. No matter what you choose good times are guaranteed. For those who want to continue until late, a beach party under the moonlight is a great experience, while a sunrise after a night on the beach will give you something to remember forever.

The picturesque mountain villages on Dikeos, the highest mountain of Kos (846m), offer a spectacular view of the neighbouring islands from the northern coastline and give visitors a profound feeling of freedom over the sea. Also do not miss the chance to visit the traditional Zia village or old Pyli and its castle ruins.

Antimachia, the only village to have kept its ancient name, has  traditional windmills and spreads along the ruins of the famous Venetian Castle. The villages of Kefalos and Antimachia specialise in honey, which is of premium quality.

During your Holidays in Kos, do not miss the chance to explore hidden treasures with daily cruises to the neighbouring Greek islands such us Kalymnos (the sponge divers’ island), Nisyros (the Volcano Island), Pserimos and many others or discover the charms of Anatolia by visiting Bodrum in Turkey.

Modern Kos awaits you to present you with a carefree life, the sun, the sea and the Greek feeling. The locals know how to enjoy their life and host their guests. As far as luxury is concerned, the sky is the limit! Experience luxury at its best in Kos! Take a deep breath and enjoy things you had only dreamed of.


Kalymnos Island Michelangelo Hotels


Kalymnos belongs to the Dodecanese and is in the southeastern Aegean Sea, between the islands of Kos and Leros. It is about 20 kilometers long and has 18000 inhabitants on the island.