Kos lies in the South Eastern of the Aegean Sea. It is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands (290,29 km) after Rhodes and Karpathos. With a population of about 30.000 inhabitants according to the last sensus, it is a verdant and fertile island and this justifies the ancient saying "If Kos couldn't provide, neither could Egypt". Its richness in historic finds, its luxuriant vegetation and clear water, its endless sandy beaches, its picturesque mountain communities and its hospitable citizens astonish every visitor. Struck by the island and its people, the poet Irondas (3rd Century B.C.) wrote "Kos the sweet, Kos the serene and well-watered". So returning to his country, a today's visitor cannot stop repeating Dante's verse "I am coming from the place where I want to return".In the summer season Kos has a connection with Samos, Chios, Lesbos and Thessaloniki by ferryboat once a week.