Kos Island, Greece.
85 300 Kos: area 287sq km; perimeter 112km; resident population 26,379; maximum altitude 843m.
Port Authority: T. 22420 26594–7 & 24185.
Travel and information: Panos Tours, T. 22420 23078, fax 28068.
Kos Travel Guide
The landscape of the centre of the island is volcanic and flat by comparison with either of its extremities— a raised plateau of pumice, riven by the gullies of sea sonal torrents, forming a long neck or isthmus linking the mountains of the Kephalos peninsula in the west to the Horomedon massif in the east. This is, in effect, the sunken rim of the ‘Kos Caldera’, which erupted 160,000 years ago, and stretches under water to the active volcano of Nisyros to the south. It has created a landscape of long bays, splendid beaches, and wide views.
Kos Island is part of the Dodecanese Island group
Antimachiea and the West of the Island