Eating and drinking
Greece boasts all sorts of traditional dishes that are well worth sampling, from baklava pastries and tyropitakia cheese pies to souvlaki and dips such as tzatziki. But all tastes are catered for on this beautiful island, as its resorts host an impressive array of bars and restaurants.
Things to do
It's well worth spending time exploring Kos's relics and ruins. For instance, the Asklepieion is an ancient medical centre just four km south-east of Kos Town and dates back to the 3rd century BC.
The Ancient Agora of Kos is another remarkable spectacle. Archaeologists have discovered everything from temples and baths to columns and mosaics on this site, so you can really imagine just how busy it would have been in years gone by.
Kos is a volcanic island so we'd recommend you venture under the water to see some of the remarkable subterranean features yourself.
The island boasts some beautiful reefs and underwater caves, so head to a diving centre to get kitted out with the gear and venture below the surface to see some truly incredible sights.