Going to the island of Kos, travelers should definitely find out more about local rules of etiquette; they are quite simple and can help to find common ground with natives. Entering to a public institution, shop or restaurant be sure to greet all those present. You have to answer on greetings; at the same time shaking hands with strangers is not accepted. Locals welcome travelers who are trying to communicate in Greek with a great respect.
If you greet a seller on a market or in a store in his native language, you can reckon on a good discount and promotional gifts. During conversation locals are actively using hand language and a dialogue between two friends can recall a heated argument or quarrel. In fact, there is no aggression in gestures; their main task is to help to express emotions, but not to threaten the interlocutor.
When interacting with new acquaintances, locals often use interjections referring to companions. Such treatment also shouldn’t be considered an insult or a sign of disrespect, it's just one of the features of national culture. Kos is an island with a rich history, it has a lot of interesting symbols.
According to historical data, 2.5 thousand years ago on the island great physician Hippocrates was born. Here, he founded his first school; the famous plane tree is one of the major attractions and the undisputed symbol of Kos. It’s not easy to find a famous tree, so all travelers wishing to have a trip on their own are offered to buy a special map.