Holidays to Kos Town whisk you back to Roman times. But there are beaches, bars and a buzzing club scene to enjoy in the present, too.
An updated resort
Way back in the day, the Romans ruled the roost at Kos Town. Set on the northeast coast of Kos, the place still carries their mark in its ancient ruins. It’s not all history here, though. A throbbing nightlife and some of the best beaches on the island in easy reach means there’s plenty of fun to be had in the 21st century.
Kos Town comes with its own little beach – a sandy and pebbly stretch in front of the castle’s Medieval walls. It’s a handy spot because you’ve got cafés and restaurants on hand, and the palm trees here sort out some shade when you need it. And there’s a second option, too – a bigger beach just north of the harbour.
Big on sightseeing
Unlike some resorts, with Kos Town you don’t have to go far to see the sights – they’re right here. The Romans left quite a bit to see. You’ve got baths, an amphitheatre, an old market place and a gymnasium – a sort of Olympian sports hall. And if you’re more into Medieval, there’s the impressive waterfront castle.
Day trips to Bodrum Town
If you fancy seeing a bit of Turkey, Bodrum Town is just a 20-minute ferry trip away. This place has its own castle, filled with ramparts and dungeons to root around – and you’ve got the Museum of Underwater Archaeology inside it, too. It’s a top spot for souvenir shopping and sampling Turkish meze, and you’ve got neon-lit Bar Street for the evening.
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