Take Your Other Half to Kos in 2016
Is there any setting more romantic than a sun-kissed Greek island? You’ll be hard pushed to find one that is. The island of Kos, which sits in the Aegean Sea near Turkey, oozes romance. Here are five reasons why it’s the island for you and your other half.
1. Kos Town
This port town is the most thriving area of Kos and offers young couples tons of history in the way of Castle Neratzia and the Kos Archaeological Museum. The Old Town is characterised by cobblestoned streets for you to meander down arm in arm, perhaps ending up at the port itself where wonderful restaurants await to serve you with the catch of the day. If romantic dinners enhanced by gently swaying water and beautiful architecture sound good, Kos town is for you!
2. Kefalos Beach and Kastri Islet
Few things in life are more relaxing than lying on a beach, soaking up the sun and bathing in the warm waters. Kefalos beach is located on the southern side of Kos, about 40 km away from Kos Town and is an ideal place for you and your significant other to relax. You can also take a short boat ride to Kastri Islet, where remains of fortifications and a church provide a nice diversion.
3. Zia village
Take a break from the beach and travel inland to the village of Zia. It’s a a real opportunity to experience the local culture. Located on the side of Dikeos Mountain amongst forest greenery, Zia is known for its thyme honey and watermill (the oldest on the island). After a walk around the main square, sampling honey or stopping into a taverna, head up to the mountain and look out over all of Kos.
4. Triantafyllopoulos Winery
Kos has been making wine since before 500 B.C. The Triantafyllopoulos Winery is a family business which thrives on the traditional practices of the island. There are 50 acres of the winery to explore, making this a pleasant way to spend part of your day with a loved one. Between sampling red and whites, you’ll learn about wine making and the part the winery plays in the local culture.
Generally renowned as the most important archaeological site on the island, Asclepion was a healing centre used by Asclepius, the god of healing. The remains of the medical school (where Hippocrates himself is believed to have taught), Temple of Asclepius, patient housing and water spas can all be seen today. Mysticism and history entwine to contribute the feeling of really being away from it all — entrenched in a time and place far away. Return to reality afterwards by checking out the nightlife Kos Town has to offer and dance in the Exarchia area into the small hours.
Kos blends romance, nature, history and culture abound in Kos. Start planning your romantic getaway and enjoy this marvellous island.