Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese and is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Kos is a mountainous island close to the ancient region of Caria in the Southeast of Greece and forms a separate municipality within the Kos regional unit.

Facts about Kos

The island has a fortress at the entrance to its harbour, and another one in Antimachia.

The ancient market place of Kos was considered one of the biggest in the ancient world. It was the commercial and commanding center at the heart of the ancient city.

The ancient physician Hippocrates is thought to have been born on Kos, and in the center of the town there is the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, a dream temple where the physician is traditionally supposed to have taught. 

Famous for

  • Asklepieion, the island’s most important ancient site which stands on a pine-covered hill 3km southwest of Kos Town
  • Fine porcelains, ceramics, jewellery and weaving 
  • Krasotiri, cheese cooked with wine 
  • Sarsoumades made with honey and fruits in syrup 

Facts and Figures about Kos Airport

Kos Airport is located in the South Aegean region within close proximity to Turkey offering connections to Europe. Kos attracts mainly German, British and Italian tourists.

The catchment area of Kos Airport includes Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi and Patmos.

Passengers 2015: 2.1 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 16,800
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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