Apart from being the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, Kos island is also known as the “island of cycling” justifiably earning this title during the Italian occupation of the island between 1912 and 1943 when numerous cycling races were organised with the participation of several Italian champions.
This tradition in cycling continued during the 60s where we actually see the shooting of major Greek films on the island that depict clearly the use of the bicycle as a means of transportation with ounces of style and joy. The bicycle lane of Kos island starts at Faros beach and ends at the beach of Psalidi, covering a distance of about 13 km with many cross-lanes passing through the beautiful Town of Kos.
A great number of locals and tourists select to take the bicycle to work or for going for a swim and, of course, for an endless ride full of joy along the Palm-tree Boulevard (Leoforos Foinikon). It is a fact that the expansion of the existing network of bicycle lanes in conjunction with the numerous cultural monuments, the freshness of the environment and the locally sourced organic food products, can contribute greatly to the overall increase of quality tourism on the island.
One of the nicest and easiest bicycle routes, is the one that crosses the beach of Lambi where Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa is located.