The island of Kos, just off the coast of Turkey, 200 mi/320 km southeast of Athens, was the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of modern medicine. Byzantine and Hellenistic buildings and ruins, nice beaches and natural beauty make this Dodecanese island a favorite of anyone who visits. The sights can be seen in about two days, but beach lovers could easily stay a week.
Visit the fairly well-preserved Asklepeion Sanctuary, 4 mi/6 km west of the Kos Town, the capital. The guide may tell you Hipp... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.