Internship Greece on Kos – enchanting beaches and a trail of history
Kos is one of the Dodecanese Islands, which is situated in the East of the Greek islands, off the coast of Turkey. It has kept its historical charm, even though the northern part of the island being transformed by holiday makers.
Population: approx. 33.000
Size: 287,2 km²
Location: The Island is in the south east corner of the Greek islands. Off of the coast of Turkey. The island of Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of the modern medicine.
Internship Greece on Kos – Excursions
Nisyros is a small island just off of Kos, and ferries make the trip daily from Kardamena to Mandraki. Mandraki is the islands capital, and the main port of the island. There is a small museum to see and great walks to take. There are also buses which take tours up to the volcano. If you are daring enough you can walk down into the crater and see the mud pools, with a strong scent of sulphur.
This is another small island to the south of Kos, below Nisyros. There is a small village called Mikro Chorio, which is now uninhabited, and has been for the last 50 years. The church in the village is still well kept, but the rest is dilapidated and in ruins. The view is spectacular looking out to the sea and other islands.
Church of Agia Paraskevi
This bishop`s church is the main feature in the central square of Kos town. It has huge blue and beige painted walls and is intricately decorated inside. The courtyard which is set in is partly covered in mosaics.
On Kos are not so many museums; however the island is rich in history, with the 1st few traces of human life dating back to the prehistoric times, being found on the Greek Islands. We have here an archaeological museum, a folklore museum and a Hippocrates Cultural centre. All of which can be found in and around Kos Town.
Asklepieion is a historical and archaeological site, it is situated just outside of Kos Town. It is the place where the Hippocratic philosophy of medicine was practiced. The Hippocratic philosophy is the foundation of western medicine.
Nerantzia Castle/ Castle of the Knights
The castle was created from local stone and with the remains of previous constructions. There is a stone bridge crossing into the castle ground, as the castle used to be on a separate island. Nowadays, it is called “Phoinikon”. Throughout the grounds and castle interiors there are remnants of what its main purpose was – a defense for Kos, with battlements and gun ports kept in condition.
Internship Greece on Kos – Beaches
There are many beaches just south of the port, with ample space to swim and sunbathe. Towards to the north part of Kos Town, the beaches can get crowded in the peak of summer, with many bars, restaurants and souvenirs shops plastered along the promenade. With crystal clear water and a great sandy beach, you can understand why.
Is a white sandy beach that stretches over 10 km, situated west of Kos Town. This is now a tourist area with built up hotels and hotel complexes. It is one of the most popular beaches on Kos – worth to visit.
On your days off during the internship, this beach is great for sunbathing. The shallow waters are home to a natural habitat for many sea creatures, but beyond that people are able to swim in the shallows. The sandy beach has many sun beds and parasols available for rent, but there is still more than enough space for you to lay on your towel and sunbathe too.
Internship Greece on Kos – Sports
Cycling day tours
Here are many places on Kos where you can hire bikes from, and take a tour of the area you are in or of the island throughout your hotel internship Kos. Some companies also offer guided tours by bike of specific areas – particularly in Kos Town and the surrounding terrain. They offer the option to rent the bikes for full or half days for the avid ´biker´ there are plenty of options available and for the more relaxed cyclist too. Many places will let you rent the bike for 1 or 3 days.
Whether for the passionate “biker” or the relaxed cyclist – there is something for every taste. Just ask or check the conditions online. The prices and times can vary slightly.
Internship Greece on Kos – Ways of getting around the island
Bus: Here is a good system of buses on Kos, connecting Kos Town and from the airport to many of the major resorts. The timetables can be find at: www.ktel-kos.gr
Car hire: Here are many car hiring companies available. Many of them are situated at the airport, while others can be found in the larger towns on the Island. Make sure that you check the requirements in terms of age, insurance and license.
Bike hire: There are many great places where you can hire bikes from, some places offer the option for ½ day hire, 1 day hire or 3 day hire. To find more information, search online the store closest to you.
Ferry: In terms of getting to the other islands there are plenty of ferries that run services to the islands and Mainland. Check online for further details of times and prices here: greeceferries.com/athens-piraeus
Internship Greece on Kos – Nightlife
There are several bars (tavernas) situated in all cities and especially in the well known tourist areas too, by the beach mainly or at least with a sea view and invite to a cozy cocktail.
There are a handful of good clubs on Kos. Although Kos is a relatively small island, it still attracts many students – especially in spring and summer for various events and festivals. Below we have listed the best clubs and bars on Kos: