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Kos builds links with Turkey

Kos builds tourist links with Turkey.

The holiday island of Kos plans much closer ties with neighbouring Turkey in a move to promote more tourism between the two. More than 80 holiday firms from Kos and Turkey met on the island to thrash out joint initiatives to create stronger links.

Guests visited archaeological sites and tourist attractions around the island of Kos during the three-day conference.

But the main bushiness of the day was setting up tourist links between the Greek and Turkish holiday companies in the first ever 'Turkish-Greek Tourism Forum Kos'.

Kos already has strong links with the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum with regular ferry services and tourist day trips both from Kos to Bodrum and from Bodrum to Kos.

The conference aimed to strengthen those links and to build on new ventures that could increase holiday tourism on both sides.

While on Kos, the Turkish delegates visited many local Kos attractions including the International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos, local vineyards and beach resorts at Tigaki and Mastichari as well as beaches at Kefalos and Kardamena.