About Kos island

About Kos island

PSMR 2014 Conference in Kos is a great chance for all participants and companions to visit the beautiful island of Kos, one of the most animated and pretty islands of Dodecanese! Kos offers a plethora of choices in the spring time to go around, go for a Greek taste experience or visit Greek ancient and Byzantium monuments.



Starting with the capital, Kos, hosts an interesting archaeological museum, Kastro dated from the 13th century.  Here is also an archaeological excavation area where ruins from the ancient agora have been found. You can also visit Roman Villa, a replica of an ancient Roman house open for visitors. Asclepion is finally a must for those interested in ancient history. Here, the great temple of Hippocrates lies dating from 4th century BC.

Apart from main town, Kos island has many small villages worth visiting like Palio Pylio, Asfendiou, Kefalos, Astypalea, Kardamena and Antimachia with churches and castles built in Medieval and Byzantium times.

Beaches and cruises

The most popular beach in Kos is Paradise beach, a long, beautiful sandy coast. Other popular beaches are Tagaki, Mastihari, Lambi and  also the beaches in Kardamena and Kefalos, which most surfers prefer. If you want to find a quiet beach it is best to look around on the west side. For a day excursion, there are also daily cruises to close islands Pserimos, Nissyros and Rhodes as well as to Turkey.

Paradise beach
Tigkaki beach
Mastihari beach
Lampi beach
Kardamaina beach
Kefalos beach

Food and nightlife

The local specialty is cheese baked with red wine called "Red Cheese". Most places are in Kos town, but you'll also find many little taverns in the villages, as well as on several beaches. Most of the bars are in Kos town, and the two most frequented streets the so called bar mile of Kos are Nafklirou and Diakonou streets, just next to the archaeological site.

In the end of a full day, you can get a moment of relax with the best sunset on the southern peninsula Moni Agiou Theologou, close to Kefalos village.