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Preparing your trip to Kos: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Travelers who wish to enjoy some local delicacies have to visit Andimahiya village. There locals sell homemade goat cheese, honey and small tomatoes jam; tourists often buy these national delicacies as gifts for family members.
2. Kos is known for its clean environment, the island has repeatedly won awards because of it. Travelers must comply with the general rules: don’t leave any litter on beaches and in other inappropriate places, and don’t damage plants. For any violation a large fine may be issued.
3. All major resorts are open for tourists literally all year round. Tourists are encouraged to visit the island during the main national holiday, Hippocratic Oath festival. The cultural program during this period is full of various activities. The date of the festival should be specified in advance, every year it may change slightly.
4. Going for a walk to the shops, tourists have to pay special attention to the leather and footwear of local production, as well as ceramic dishes and handmade carpets. All products are of high quality, many of them are made by hand and are unique.
5. In shopping malls and upscale restaurants payment by credit card is accepted; away from the island's capital this form of payment is unavailable. You have to take a sufficient amount of cash with you on markets; when buying goods it’s necessarily to bargain. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. In restaurants and cafes tipping is common; 10 - 15% of the total amount would be enough. In some institutions, young assistants work as waiters and the tip is the only form of their income. You have to leave cash reward to all people who were serving a table.
7. Stores open early, no later than 9:00 am, and serve visitors up to 8:00 – 9:00 pm. In summer, in especially hot days, many shops and government offices are closed for an extended break. It can last from 2:30 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 - 5:30 pm.
Kos is a beautiful town and a magnificent beach resort that has gained popularity among European and American travellers within just several decades. Old buildings were fully destroyed … Open
8. Before the beginning of an excursion it’s definitely worth to clarify if it’s allowed to take photos and videos. In some cultural institutions and historical monuments it is possible at extra charge only.
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What to visit being in Kos - unique sights

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
Construction of the mausoleum in the capital began long before the ruler's death in 353 BC. Best architects and sculptors of ancient Greece were invited to build and decorate this place. According to available data, several hundred talented artists took part in the construction of the mausoleum. The tomb featured an impressive scale. There was a spacious courtyard, decorated buildings, as well as fine bas-reliefs and sculptures. Stone figures of lions, exquisite sculptures of gods and goddesses, as well as formidable warriors statues have to be mentioned. … Read further

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Travelling to Kos - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Kos. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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