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.
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
Internship Greece on Kos – Ways of getting around the island
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: