Kos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, located in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea, opposite the Turkish coast and the Gulf of Gökova. Kos has been known as' little Rhodes' 'and is one of the most popular Greek islands. Kos is characterized by a diverse and interesting relief, many picturesque villages and towns, rich tourist offer, a valuable cultural and historical heritage, beautiful beaches and bays and hospitable locals.
The most significant places and holiday resorts on the island are Kos, Kardamena, Kefalos, Mastichari and Psalidi. Kos is the capital city and main port located on the northeast side of the island. The town offers rich and varied nightlife, great shopping, numerous restaurants and taverns and valuable cultural and historical sites and monuments. East of the Kos port is located marina Kos, which disposes with 250 berths and plenty of tourist facilities. Kardamena is the largest holiday resort on the island with many hotels, restaurants and bars.
The beaches of the island of Kos are one of the most beautiful among the Dodecanese Islands. The beaches are clean and offer a lot of tourist facilities, and some of the most attractive are Kardamena, Kefalos, Marmari, Tigaki and Lambi. Especially popular is beach Thermes, with black sand and warm water springs. In the summer months the island has air connections with almost whole of Europe.