The island of Kos is located in the southeastern Aegean Sea and is 187 nautical miles away from Piraeus port. It is considered the third largest (283 square kilometers) island in the Dodecanese after Rhodes and Karpathos Islands and the second most populated after Rhodes.
On the 20th of July 2017 the island was hit by a strong earthquake (6.2 on the Richter scale) and its main port facilities suffered severe and widespread damages. In view of those extensive damages, the possibility of expanding the capacity of the facilities was explored in order to improve the cruise and coastal shipping functions.
Following a competition, CNWAY was appointed by the Municipal port Authority of Kos to proceed in a timely manner with the above study, which concluded with the following recommendations:
- Expansion and re-arrangement of cruise passenger terminal and related berths,
- Expansion of the land side area and re-arrangement of coastal shipping passenger Terminal and related berths,
- Organization of the old port (Mandraki) facilities and its configuration to a modern marina for pleasure and tourist boats.