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A few words about Kos

Ιστορικά στοιχείαt is a rich historical monuments island and great archaeological and tourist interest. Today Kos is a modern tourist destination with many options on accommodation, food, sports, excursions, entertainment.

The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Colonized first by the Carians and the historic period agreed Dorians from Argolis. The 7th-6th century. BC, Kos along with the cities Knidos, Halicarnassus, Ialysos, Kamiros and Lindos, was the Doric Exapolis. The 500 BC conquered by the Persians, of which released in 479 BC and joined the Athenian Alliance. Flourished in the 4th century. BC especially after the inauguration of the new town of Kos (366 BC) to the northeast coast, in place of the current capital. Kos was born the father of medicine, Hippocrates (460-357 BC), after whose death was established on the island Asklipieio.

Conquered by Alexander the Great in 366 BC. During the Roman Empire the island declined and reached a new peak in the Byzantine period. Plundered by the Saracens (11th century AD.) Passed to the Genoese, the Venetians and in 1315 the Knights of the Order of St. John. In 1522 it was conquered by the Ottomans in 1912 and came to the Italians. On October 3, 1943 was occupied by German troops and on 9 May 1943 it passed to the British. On March 7, 1948 was the integration of the island with Greece.
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Kos, the island of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is an island in the Aegean. It has a population of 30,947 inhabitants (2001) and is the third largest island in the Dodecanese area after Rhodes and Karpathos, the second in population after Rhodes. The surface of the island is 290.3 km. 112 km of coastline. The island's capital, Kos, which is the main port. Distance from Piraeus 200 nautical miles.
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