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Kos, Greece

Published July 5th, 2012

Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως) is a Greek island in the south Sporades group of the Dodecanese, next to the Gulf of Gökova/Cos. The island measures 40 kilometres (25 mi) by 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), and is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey, and the ancient region of Caria. The island forms a separate municipality within the Kos regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Kos town. The island has a population of 30,947.

We spent a week on the island during the summer of 2011.


Some of the ruins near Kos port.

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The Island

Kos is a very small island. It can easily be crossed in one day. The main villages of Kos island are Kardamena, Kefalos, Tingaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari and Pyli. Smaller ones are Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi and Asfendiou.

In The Water

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The shores of Kos Island are washed by the waters of the Aegean Sea. Its coastline is 112 km long and is caressed by long immaculate beaches, leading to its main industry being tourism.


Shot during a boat trip to Bodrum while on our holiday in Kos.


The main port and population centre on the island, also called Kos, is also the tourist and cultural centre, with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a small number of nightclubs forming the famous Kos town "barstreet". The town has a 14th century fortress at the entrance to its harbour, erected in 1315 by The Knights of Saint John of Rhodes.

  • July 2nd, 2011
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  • 3.85mm / f/2.8

Blue Skies

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  • July 6th, 2011
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Typical wooden tourist boat in Bodrum

Breaking In

We found a beautiful lagoon during our visit to Limionas


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