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FROM MILANO

Kos
69,99€

FROM VERONA

Kos
69,99€

FROM BOLOGNA

Kos
154,99€

GUIDE OF KOS

Continent: Europe

Country: Hellenic Republic

Capital: Athens

Main city: Kos

Geographical position: in the Dodecanese, 4 km off the Turkish coast in correspondence of the city of Bodrum

Currency: Euro

Official language: Greek. English is fluently spoken

Time difference with Italy: + 1 hour all year round

International phone codes: 0030 2242 0 and then the local phone number

Document for entry: No requirements for EU citizens

Electricity: 220 V


Information

Originally colonized by the Carians, the Greek island was then conquered by the Dorians in the XI century BC, subsequently passing under the Greeks’ domination and reaching its maximum expansion in the Hellenistic period, during which time, among other things, it was an ally of the Kings of Egypt. Initially under Alexander III of Macedonia’s domination and then under the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasties, it became a free city in 53 AD. In the Middle Ages it was invaded by the Venetians, it was sold to the Knights of Saint John of Rhodes in 1315, and two hundred years later it became part of the Ottoman Empire for the following four centuries. In more recent times, Kos passed from Turkish hands to Italy as a result of the Treaty of Lausanne; in the last part of WW II it was under German control and finally under English control until 1947 when the island was ceded to Greece.


To visit

On Kos, in Greece, you can visit the XIV century Castle, the Harbor that was built by the Knights of Saint John of Rhodes in 1315, the Hippocrates Museum, the ruins at Asklepieion, the Roman Catholic Church, the Mosque and the Jewish Synagogue.


Surface

The Greek island of Kos, in Greece, is 40 km long, 8 km wide and it has 112 km of coastline.


Curiosities

Kos was known in antiquity as Meropis and Nymph. Among the illustrious people of the Greek island of Kos we can mention Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and the poet Theocritus.