Kos Island

  • Tigaki Beach

Kos Island, Greece… (the Island that has everything)

Welcome to Kos, one of the most loved islands of the Dodecanese. The island has adopted some fascinating names “The garden of the Aegean”, for its wealth of water and crops, and “The island of Hippocrates” for having given birth to the most famous doctor in history. Kos is known to be an excellent starting point for exploring the Dodecanese islands or neighbouring Turkey.

Kos is 43 km long and 2 km wide at the narrowest point, up to a maximum of 6 km at its largest point. It is the third island of the Dodecanese for size and the second for the population. Its close proximity to the coasts of Turkey and more precisely to the ancient city of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, makes it particularly fascinating as it offers an interesting combination of eastern and western elements. Even though Kos is known for its tourism, it has done well in maintaining its soul. Escaping from the tourists is easily done, and you will always manage to find a hidden away beach.

Kos City and other known places…

The capital of the island is Kos town (Kos City), a lively tourist town, rich in history as well as bars, Greek taverns and narrow streets with shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the Meltemi and is the most requested tourist resort on the island. Nearby there are several villages with a traditional soul such as Platani, Pili, Zia and Asomatos. A short distance away are the thermal baths of Kos, a natural swimming pool renowned for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site “Asklepion”, the most important site of the island of Kos. Just stone’s throw away from the Asklepion itself is the extraordinary location of our incredible Hippocrates Fitness & Wellness Retreats.

Other known villages are Tigaki, Marmari and Mastihari in the northern part of the island, these are mainly tourist resorts that offer good services but most importantly long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos there is the small village of Kardamena, a place that in recent years is particularly frequented by families, but also couples of young people, in search of tranquillity and crystal clear sea. Kefalos, however, has to be the gem of southern Kos. It is known to be the most authentic and peaceful place, as well as boasting the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos. Beaches are mostly wide and sandy, but you can also find bays and rocky coves with amazing sea colours.

The Climate…

Most people escape to the Greek Islands for the Sun, and Kos is no different. From April to November, a period during which the rains are very rare, the island offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives the possibility to fully enjoy the sea and perpetually sunny days.

At the same time caressed by the Meltemi (the summer wind) which allows the high temperatures of the high season to be more pleasant. It is possible to run into a few hours of rain only from the end of September / early October but it is dispersed in a short time.

Where our Nature Retreats are…

We are located at The Asklipion Valley Guest House approximately 4.5km away from Kos Town. The Guest house is set in stunning gardens with incredible sea and mountain views, the perfect setting to wind down. Each studio/apartment is uniquely different but with a fantastic traditional Greek design. The owner of the guest house is an incredibly talented local artist and has made the guest house extremely welcoming. Each studio/apartment comes equipped with basic cooking facilities for the days you do not fancy eating with the group (however, 3 meals a day will be provided). Some of the rooms have terraces/balconies allowing you to enjoy your morning coffee/tea in private (if you wish) and all have private bathrooms.

Where our Luxury Retreats are…

We are located at the luxurious TAF Boutique Villas, which is on the outskirts of the wonderful village of Tigaki. Tigaki is famous for its long golden sandy beach. There are 3 villas on site, each having its own swimming pool. As part of the retreat, we occupy Villas Theodoros and Alexandros. Each Villa has a Master Suite with an ensuite and two double bedrooms. The complex is all about outdoor luxury living. On-site, we have a top-of-the-range outdoor gym, an outdoor cinema and an outdoor bar which will be where we will dine in style

Where our Beach Retreats are…

We are located at the gateway of Tigaki’s Nature Reserve and on the most spacious part of the golden sands of Tigaki Beach. Tigaki is famous for its amazing long sandy beach. The Nature reserve is home to flamingos in the cooler months, and many different wildlife all year round. At our location, most of our classes will take place on this magnificent beach or in the gardens of the accommodation. Each en-suite room has spectacular views of the beach and sea. There are two amazing restaurants on site serving amazing home-cooked Greek food. 

Where our Beach classes are…

We are located on the most spacious part of the golden sands of Tigaki Beach. Tigaki is famous for its amazing long sandy beach. At our location, most of our classes will take place on this magnificent beach or in the amazing Aegean sea.