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With a rich history and an even richer coastline, action-packed resorts, and mountain scenery, Kos has been pulling in the tourists for decades.  Long before it was its beaches attracting the crowds, Kos was pulling in a very different type of tourist. Travellers came to the island looking to be cured at the healing sanctuary known as the Asclepion, the remains of which can still be seen today, almost two and a half thousand years later. And did you know that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, also came from Kos? Well you do now. Don’t miss the ruins of the world’s first medical school, which he built here.

Check out the island’s main town too, called, yes you guessed it, Kos Town. If you like your ports picturesque then you’ll love this one, sitting impressively under the watchful eye of a medieval castle, complete with narrow, cobbled streets and pretty little squares. The town also doubles up as a lively resort with everything a tourist could wish for, from bustling nightclubs to typical Greek tavernas and beaches with every type of amenity imaginable.

April 2017
The relatively cool, long days of spring are the time to tackle the summit of Kos, with the best views in the Dodecanese from on top. The route goes from Ziá village; allow under half a day there and back.

July 2016
Salt Depot Hamam, Behind Police Station, seafront, April to Oct Tues to Sun 9.30am to 4pm. It's well worth popping into these tastefully restored 17th century baths, with marble flooring, basins and bronze taps in situ, plus an antechamber for changing and reclining. Good labelling explains public bathing and the current structure, in use until 1948.

April 2017
To the Bros Thermá shoreline hot springs, beyond Agios Focus. Scalding water flows into the sea where a boulder corral lets the waters mix to agreeable temperatures. Best on a moonlit night.

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