Picturesque Kos is most famous as a fly-and-flop beach destination, but the Greek island – located on the southeastern side of the Aegean Sea – has an interesting culture and rich history, too.
So if you like your sand and sun loungers with a helping of sightseeing, you’ve come to the right place, as my husband and I discovered on a recent trip.
The island started life as a Minoan colony in the 14th Century BC, but over the years it was ruled by many, including Persians, Athenians, Spartans, Byzantines, Romans, Venetians and Turks.
And during the Second World War, it was occupied by Germany, before passing under British rule and finally unified with Greece in 1948.
As such, it’s a place of diverse cultural influences, with its own unique charm.
The resort of Psalidi, on the east of the island, is one of the best bases to get a real feel for island life; it’s close to Kos Town, as well as all the main archaeological sites and the village of Zia, with its picture-perfect sunsets.
Source: Express.co.uk — Read: Original Article