Kos Airport Car Rental
Kos is in the area of Dodecanese and its airport is among the busiest ones for passenger traffic in Greece, since many flights departs from and arrive on its platforms. Kos, indeed, is a very popular destination, preferred by the couples who want to get married on the amazing beaches of the island.
Inaugurated in 1964, Kos Airport has undergone various changes, thought to enlarge both the runways and the terminals, and today it is a modern structure able to comfortably welcome the inbound and outbound passengers.
It is not far from the city of Kos, which is just 30 minutes by car from it: getting to the city centre from the airport is very easy, since you just have to take the road Kos-Kefalou up to the capital of the island.
We suggest you to travel by car, because the traffic is generally light and, above all, because you have to move around a lot top visit the many attractions of Kos. The rental car, picked up at Kos Airport and booked on RentalUp, is the best solution to move in complete freedom throughout the land.
Kos: points of interest
Kos is not only the third largest island on the Dodecanese, but also a centre where you can find many points of interest, from the ancient remains to the spectacular beaches of crystal-clear water: all of these places are easily reachable thanks to the car rental service at Kos Airport.
The most important temple in the surroundings is the Asklepion, a building dedicated to the god of medicine Asklepion: here, the famous Hippocrates learnt the medical art acquiring, then, the fame that he still has. The Asklepion was a true shrine for the sick people in ancient Greece and its ruins still amaze the visitors of the island. For the technology lovers, there is also a software that allows to reconstruct in 3D the temple in all its splendour, step by step.
The Agora of Kos was one of the largest squares in the whole Peloponnesus and still preserves a certain charm here you can see the ancient city walls, in addition to some ruins of shrines dedicated to Hercules and Aphrodite. Dating to a few centuries later, the Roman House of Kos is a building that, despite boasting very ancient origins, has been entirely reconstructed so that it can offer an overview of the Roman constructions as faithful as possible.
Agios Stefanos beach is another enchanting place you can visit near Kos. Not only it includes a stretch clear sand, but it is also crossed by a channel. Moreover, here there are the ruins of some Paleo-Christian churches: if you would like, you can imagine the buildings staring at the remained columns, still today in their original location.
Palio Pili is on the mounts around Kos and can be defined a ghost town. However, in 1800, this small abandoned village was considered the capital of the island, but when the cholera arrived the town became quickly depopulated. Nowadays, Palio Pili is one of the most beautiful places you can visit, in addition to a Byzantine castle dating back to the IX century. These two places are easily reachable taking advantage of the car rental service at Kos Airport.
Kos: art and culture
Kos had a tormented history and knew a continuous occupation by foreign powers until 1948; this fact influenced the culture and the art of the inhabitants, besides the agriculture and the animal husbandry, their main source of economic livelihood until the 1970s.
However, the contemporary Kos is a not-at-all retrograde town: actually, with the development of the tourism industry, the city has discovered an artistic vocation that entertains each traveller with a mix of tradition and foreign influences. Dance and music are the most important cultural elements for the inhabitants of Kos, who combines, in this way, fun, religion and tradition. Each community of the island has its dance and its songs, these latter coming mainly from repertoires of Byzantine origin. It is not rare to see families celebrating weddings, conventions and birthdays with particular songs and moves.
A crucial element of the culture of Kos is its connection to Hippocrates, who has become increasingly over the centuries the symbol of the island and of its capital. The ancient doctor is today such important that the municipality of Kos has dedicated to him even a kermess of events, called “Hippocratia”: the festival includes visits, exhibitions and fairs throughout the island. You just have to take advantage of the car rental service at Kos Airport not to miss none of these events.