Near Tigkaki beach, there is the area of Alykes, one of the two main wetlands in Kos, where bird lovers will discover various intriguing species. The area is the largest breeding place of ruddy shelduck in Southern Europe. Zitting cisticolla, house sparrows, crested lark, turtle dove, hooded crows, swallows and house martins are the most common birds you encounter in salt pans, but you could, also, see alpine and pallid flying over Tigkaki. Early morning and evenings will be best for visiting the salt pans.Local efforts to study the ecosystem and ban road traffic are evidence of Kos’ commitment to sustainable tourism and eco-tourism.
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Edition: June 2009
This is the first GIS map of Kos hence the island is mapped with a topographic precision in proportion to the map scale.
Marina Kos is located on the outskirts of Kos town; about 15 min walk from the town center, next to Kos old harbour. Marina Kos is easily accessible, only 26Km away, through Hippocrates International Airport (IATA: KGS) by charter flights from the major European cities.
Lake Psalidi is near Kos town and is a great destination for bird-watching, providing birds such as rare ducks and flamingoes. Some of the species, which could be found there, especially in the autumn, include Reddy Shelduck, Slender-billed Curlew, Long-legged Buzzard and Lesser Kestrel.
The Archaeological museum of Kos is located at Eleftherias square, in a neoclassical building, designed in 1935. Excavations brought to light findings by the beginning of the century, mainly from the archaeological site of the Market and also from monuments, such as, the Altar of Dionisos, the Odeon and the Roman Residence.