A stunning island located between Greece and Turkey, Kos has been a popular holiday destination for many centuries. Stunning beaches and a rich ancient history combine to give the island its unique character, and with a rental car you can explore all it has to offer. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Kos is both easy and economical.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, the island was home to Hippocrates, who founded his school of medicine here back in the 4th century BC, and since then Kos has over time been ruled by a number of nations such as Macedonia, Rome, Venetia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, and finally reunited with Greece. With such a huge list of past rulers, it's no wonder the island has such a unique feel and culture of its own.
The capital of the island, Kos Town is the first stop for most visitors here and has an ancient history that rivals most parts of the world. You can collect your rental car as soon as you arrive, and be on your way to explore this unique land. Near the harbour, you can get an insight into the past of the island, and visit one of the island's most famous sites, a 14th-century castle built by Knights of Rhodes. Not far from the castle is another local icon, the Hippocrates Tree, is also worth a visit, rumoured to have been planted by Hippocrates himself.
While here, drive your hire car to the Kos Museum, home to a great collection of local historical items discovered over the centuries. Sculptures, Mosaics and loads of artefacts are housed in the museum, showing just how prosperous the island was so many years ago.
Once you have seen some of the sights and learnt of the islands amazing past, it's time to set off and take advantage of the scenery and weather. Warm moderate temperatures throughout the year and stunning waters await you, so simply tour the island in your rental car and pick a place to relax and unwind, just as the locals and visitors have done for countless generations, on the shores of this special place.
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