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Introducing Kos

Soaked in history and ruins, after a few hours wandering Kos town’s fortress and the Asklepion (Hippocrates' ancient sanatorium), you become almost blasé at sidestepping millenia-old Corinthian columns gathering weeds at the roadside. Indeed the past and present converge magically on this island (the second-largest in the Dodecanese) of varied treasures: from vernal valleys and peacock-blue coves, to sylvan hillsides and rocky stretches – one moment you find yourself in a rustic mountain taverna the next in a busy cosmopolitan cafe. There really is something for everyone here.