Therma Beach, sometimes known as Bubble Beach, at Agios Fokas is an excellent choice for relaxing breaks or day trips. There is a steep hill leading down to the pebbled beach but the climb down is worth it for the chance to sink into wonderfully hot volcanic spring fed waters that retain a temperature of 40-50°C throughout the year.
Distance to Agios Fokas
- From Kos Town: 5.3 miles, about 15 minutes
- From Kos Airport: 19.7 miles, about 44 minutes
Once a hospital cum religious retreat, the ruins of Asklepion are sure to be on any history and culture lovers list of must-see places on Kos. Following the death of Hippocrates, the site was established in 3BC in honour of the god Asklepios. Although there are lots of steps and the route is strewn with boulders, you will be rewarded with sensational views from the top.
Distance to Asklepion
- From Kos Town: 3 miles, about 11 minutes
- From Kos Airport: 17 miles, about 38 minutes
No visit to Kos would be complete without spending some time at one of its fabulous beach resorts. Load the towels and sunscreen into your rental vehicle and head for Kardamena. The bustling beach town is best known for its beautiful beach and its dazzling nightlife. Let your toes sink into the soft sand as you sip a cool drink and top up your tan or try some of the water sports on offer. Take the kids to the Aquatica Water Park or spend the night at Kardamena and visit some of the island's most popular bars and nightclubs.
Distance to Kardamena
- From Kos Town: 17.8 miles, about 34 minutes
- From Kos Airport: 4 miles, about 12 minutes