Insight Gudes: Pocket Kos by Insight Guides
By Insight Guides
Kos is likely one of the most well-liked Greek islands. With its volcanic panorama, attractive sandy seashores, nice water activities amenities, Hellenic and Roman websites and sizzling summer season days, this island is a holidaymakers' paradise.
Be encouraged to go to by way of the new Berlitz Pocket consultant Kos, a concise, full-colour consultant to the island that mixes energetic textual content with vibrant images to spotlight the easiest that Kos has to provide.
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FIAPE (end Apr/mid-May), Estremoz. An international agricultural, cattle and handicrafts fair. Algarve Music Festival (Apr– May), throughout the region. Concerts and performances by the Gulbenkian Ballet. May Flower Festival (late Apr/ early May), Funchal, Madeira. Shops and houses are decorated with flowers. Ends with a parade of floats. Festas das Cruzes (early May), Barcelos. The Festival of the Crosses celebrates the day the shape of a cross appeared in the earth in 1504. Pilgrimage to Fátima (12–13 May).
A key victory for the allies came at Buçaco (see pp216–17) in 1810.
September is also the start of the vindima (the harvest) season. Grapes are harvested and crushed to wine in a spirit of festivity, especially in the port-growing Douro region. September Avante! (early Sep), Seixal. A three-day festival of folk music. There are also film screenings, a book fair and food stalls. Festa das Vindimas (early Sep), Palmela. A festival to celebrate the grape harvest. Wine Festival (early Sep), Funchal and Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, Madeira. The Funchal festival is a lively, popular event, but the one in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos is more authentic.