Folklore traditions and customs
From horse races, church celebrations and honey feasts, to folklore customs and ancient traditions blessing new year's fruits, Kos boasts a wide array of customs to witness. Several festivities and fairs are related to religion, thus celebrated with local delicacies and traditional dancing in churchyards. Some others, with a deep-rooted loyalty to tradition, revive with a sole focus on passing down the island’s customs. Mingle with the locals to discover the island's colourful folklore traditions, passed down from generation to generation.
Find out about Hippocratia, the single cultural festival honouring the island's heritage. Discover Kos' world-class conference infrastructure and exclusive wedding venues, where talented vendors organise once-in-a-lifetime events.
Want to attend the island's biggest cultural festival? Check out the event calendar to find all the daily events of Summer Hippocratia 2022!
Peek into the inhabitants' private dwellings, by visiting a typical house replicant of the early-20th century or a traditional, yet still operational, windmill dating back to the 19th century!