In former times Kos,
the birth place of Hippokrates, was famous for its silk and local dresses. In
the last years tourism has grown in importance. Especially at the well watered
west coast the island is very fertile.
The east coast of Kos is mainly bare and the eastern part with its
cliffs is virtually uninhabited. There is an airport available in Kos and
during the season there is a direct connection to various towns in Germany.
Meanwhile the island is along the sandy beaches well developed for tourism. In
the town of Kos with its well worth seeing fortress you can find antique
excavations, houses with Italian stylistic elements and a lively business and
shopping centre. Kos has got one of the best Greek marinas, if not the best at
all. About ¾ of a sea mile south east of Kos’ old harbour there is the new
marina. Approach and entry are straightforward. 36° 53,84’ N 027° 17,94’ E. You register on channel 77. The moorage will be assigned. A rubber dinghy leads the oncoming yachts to the