Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese Islands after Rhodes and Karpathos. It is long (about 45km) and narrow in shape, mostly flat with two low mountains that run along its southern coast. The natural beauty of Kos and its landscape is fantastic for hiking and mountain biking. The relatively flat surface of the island has made the bicycle an incredibly popular form of transportation and a fantastic way of discovering the hidden beauties of Kos, with dedicated cycle lanes running all over the island.
FBC Kos is situated on the beach in front of the Natura Park Village Hotel on the north east coast of Kos Island. This area is called Psalidi and it is well known for its Meltemi, the strong north/northwest wind which blows side/side off from the left, almost every day during the summer season. FBC Kos is perfectly positioned facing the coast of Turkey which is only 15 km off of the center. This creates a funnel effect on the Meltemi as it is squeezed between the two coastlines giving a stronger localized wind effect. It is 6km into the city from the center, and 25km to the airport.
Kos Island really has something for everyone, not only windsurfing and kitesurfing! It is swept by magnificent sandy beaches and has some of the most interesting archeological sites in the Mediterranean. The city is alive day and night with shops, tavernas, bars and a new modern marina. The famous Bar Street can keep you partying into sunrise, or for a more relaxing night take a trip to the local Thermal Springs where you can bathe in healing volcanic waters under the stars. The only question is will you have enough time off of the water to fit it all in?!!
WE RECOMMEND –
Platani – Great food at even better prices
Nissyros Island – The active volcano which last erupted in 1888
Therma Springs – Bathe in the hot volcanic healing waters
Asclepion – Culture, stunning views and peaceful energy
Kefalos – The picturesque bay and hilltop village on the southwest of the island
Kalymnos Island – The neighbouring rock climbers island also famous for its sponge diving community
Bodrum, Turkey - 45 minutes by boat for a shopping paradise