The Ikos Aria Resort is close to many of the top attractions in Kos, a number of which have been detailed below.
The Asclepeion, an ancient healing temple in Kos, was built for the Greek demi-god Asclepius, who was said to have had such incredible healing powers that he could bring people back from the dead. For years pilgrims would travel to this temple for healing that was physical as well as spiritual in nature. Today, the Kos Asclepeion is particularly well known for supposedly being where Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, received his training.
Built in the 14th century by the Knights Templar, Neratzia Castle is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Kos. The walls of the castle themselves have been left remarkably intact by time, and are a striking feature of Kos port.
A trip to the Plaka Forest in Kos is always recommended as a great way to break up the beach days and further take in the natural beauty of Kos island. Located between the villages of Antimachia and Kefalos, the Plaka Forest is notable for its growing population of peacocks and cats which live together side by side, seemingly unfazed by tourists.
There are currently two water parks in Kos within close proximity to the Ikos Aria resort; the Aquatica Water Park and Lido Water Park. Both parks offer its visitors a range of exciting attractions, from jacuzzis and swimming pools, to wave rides and water slides!
The Ikos Aria resort is close to a number of the best beaches in Kos! Agios Stefanos Beach in particular is popular for its view of the nearby ancient Greek temples and Kastri island.