Kos, the capital of the island, is located on the northeastern shore of the island. This is also where the central port of the island is located. The first things you see, as the boat approaches the port of the island, are the Castle of Nerantzia and the imposing fortress that surrounds it since the age of the Knights Hospitallers. The ancient market is located on the southwest side of the port and the ruins remind people of the glorious history of the place. Walking through the narrow streets of Kos, you’ll find the famous plane tree of Hippocrates, impressive and many centuries-old. Moreover, the modern city of Kos has palm trees, bougainvilleas and hibiscus. It combines an exotic beauty with the comforts of a big city, having a cosmopolitan identity. Kos has very convenient cycle tracks, so you can move around the island by bike, like the locals do. Some of the most typical elements of the island are the wide roads with rows of trees, the stylish cafés and the bars that offer you a fascinating view to the Aegean Sea. You can shop whatever you wish in the large commercial and tourist market. The nights in Kos are particularly “naughty”. Young Greeks and foreigners gather in the numerous bars and clubs of the island that offer wild entertainment. Of course, this is not your only option, as there are also more alternative ways of entertainment, like more relaxing bars and cultural events held throughout the summer.
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