Kos Island (Iraklides) Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Family Travelers
- 83%Local Culture
- 82%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
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- Kos Island (Iraklides)Member ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 17, 2014
In 2009 I visited Kos on a ferry from Bodrum. The island is only a few miles from mainland Anatolia. The ferry docked in Kos Town, which is a small downtown area with an agora, an orthodox church and, interestingly, a cafe located in a former single-minaret mosque.
The biggest attraction on the island is the Asklepion, an ancient temple complex located about 2 miles from the port. In antiquity the Asklepion was a temple devoted to healing. It sits on a wooded slope facing the Aegean and the Anatolian coast. The setting is idyllic with dragon flies browsing wildflowers that grow up among the columns. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves.Recommended for:
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Aliases: Kos Island, Irakleideis