Kos Warnings and Dangers
Known for its beaches, nightclubs and restaurants, Kos is also the supposed birthplace of the wise physician Hippocrates. Your vacation on the island of Kos is sure to include many memorable experiences, but you need to pay attention to any potential warnings.
Kos is a Host to Parties and Excessive Drinking
Unfortunately, numerous young people congregate in Kos for parties. Excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages frequently leads to brutal behavior that includes fights. If you are caught in the middle of a violent outburst, try to stay away from the police. It is not a good idea to get involved with police officers. Always act on your best behavior.
You Can Never Have Enough Mosquito Repellent in Kos
If you plan to walk in Kos at night, make sure you cover yourself with mosquito repellent prior to your stroll. Buy a plug-in mosquito repellent to use in your hotel room, especially if you plan to leave the windows open while you are asleep. If you do happen to get bit, a tourist from New Zealand recommends dousing the bites with antiperspirant to make the swelling go down. This is advice is not from a doctor. The best thing is to avoid getting bit.
Order Bottled Alcoholic Beverages in Clubs
Some of the bartenders have been known to mix fake alcohol with cocktails. The mixture can cause problems with your digestion. If you are a female, the bartender may put other substances in your drink that make you feel inebriated at a quicker pace. Even though this situation does not occur all the time, you should always order drinks with caution.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Kos.