Kos or Gos is a Greek island in the south Sporades group of the dodecanese, next to the Gulf of Gokova, Kos. The island forms a separate municipality within the Kos regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Kos town. The island has population of around 35 000 people. The marketplace of Kos was considered one of the biggest in the ancient world. It was the commercial and commanding centre at the heart of the ancient city. The main port and population centre on the island, also called Kos, is the tourist and cultural centre, with whitewashed buildings including many hotels, restaurants and a small number of nightclubs forming famous Kos town bar street. Kos has one of the four cathedrals in the entire Dodecanese. There is also a Roman Catholic church on the island as well as a Mosque catering to the Muslim community of Kos.
In Kos the bus service is very well organized. You can reach a lot of regions of the island, with cheap tickets. The taxi is another alternative transportation way, faster and more expensive. In Kos you can find easily a taxi in the centre of the regions, either at the taxi stations, or by phone with the service of radio taxi. The central port of Kos is located in the capital of the island. The boat of line connects the island leros, Patmos, Kalymnos and Rhodes.
Kos Island International Airport, Hippocrates, is located 22 km from Kos, near to Andimachia village.