The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 16: the Healing Island of Kos

Join Thor and me as we discover the magic of Kos, home of Hippocrates, “the father of modern medicine.”

NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos.

After a lovely sunset ferry ride from Rhodes, Thor and I disembarked on Kos, where I was eager to research the ancient healing center that plays a part in my novel-in-progress. We were also ready for some relaxation at our “splurge” hotel, arriving to discover that they were giving us a free upgrade to a truly luxury suite with its own infinity pool overlooking a stunning view. Thank you, White Rock of Kos!


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You will find The Rambling Writer’s blog posts here every Saturday. Sara’s latest novel from Book View Cafe is available in print and ebook: The Ariadne Connection.  It’s a near-future thriller set in the Greek islands. “Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?”  The novel has received the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize and the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction. Sara has recently returned from another research trip in Greece and is back at work on the sequel, The Ariadne Disconnect. Sign up for her quarterly email newsletter at




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    • That’s the caldera of the still-active volcano of Nisyros. We took a day trip there to see one of the volcanic chain that includes Santorini. More about this in a later blog….

  1. I so envy you the ability to travel. I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. Your photos are so wonderful I feel like I can finally make this trip from my living room on the laptop.