Kos sits bang in the middle of the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands that hug the Turkish coast. Kos island is about 45km long while its width varies from 2km to 11km. This is a hugely popular resort with the British and it is one of the Greek islands that has gone for mass-market tourism is a very big way. In general the scenery is not outstanding by Greek standards. It is more mountainous in the south while the north has a flat, featureless and rather monotonous plain. The lack of hills however has helped to make cycling a uniquely popular holiday activity on Kos. The coast of Kos is swept by magnificent sandy beaches and the island has some of the most interesting archaeological sites in the whole Mediterranean.
It's large part ruin and a large part ruination, thanks to the growth of cheap package tourism, most notably on the east coast. But the island still has much to offer the more discerning visitor, particularly away from the east and north coasts. Excursions to neighbouring islands such as Pserimos are popular and plentiful and, in order to have a real luxury sailing vacation, you can include in your Dodecanese archipelago sailing cruise some amazing sites of the nearby Turkey. You can rent sailing boats for team building, luxury motor boats, Mega yachts for briefing, luxury crewed ketch or gullets with a group of friends for a pleasant sailing holiday among the Greek islands. Kos has been one of the most popular package holiday destinations for many years. The combination of sand and sightseeing give Kos a uniquely broad appeal and for an all-in beach holiday Kos must be considered one of the best of sailing destination in Greece.