Kos

Kos Town Kos, Greece

Kos at a glance

Kos has got it covered; the second largest island in the Dodecanese has a coastline that stretches over 290 kilometres.

With stretches of glistening sea and gorgeous white sand, a Kos holiday is perfect for both couples and families alike. One of the most popular is Paradise Beach, which is known amongst the locals as Bubble Beach. With white sands and clear waters, people of all ages will enjoy the famous air bubbles popping out from the shore which originate from the volcano at neighbouring Nisyros Island.

Away from the sun, sea and sand, you can explore the atmospheric lanes of Kos Town’s historic Old Quarter, picnic with peacocks in lovely Peacock Valley, enjoy a sunset horseback ride through the magnificent mountains, or visit the ancient Roman site of Asklepion and the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine. Plus, for anyone looking for a spot of nightlife, look no further than Kardamena – the island’s hot spot and bursting with lively bars and clubs, as well as karaoke bars and English-style pubs.

Holidays in Kos are perfect for visitors dreaming of vibrant sandy beach resorts, where an enviable range of water sports awaits you. The resort facilities and sublime beaches also make this a popular venue for the perfect wedding or honeymoon. The island is also the ideal choice for those in search of a little piece of traditional Dodecanese life at a quieter pace, with lots of hidden coves and sleepy villages to explore amongst the stunning scenery. Then, you have the old town of Kos with its idyllic hilltop scenery, providing the perfect backdrop to make memories when on a Kos, Greek Islands holiday.

Where to stay in Kos

Agios Fokas Kos, Greece

Aghios Fokas

Sleepy, calm and off the beaten track, that's Aghios Fokas. It's the place to come when peace and relaxation are what's called for.

Kardamena Kos, Greece

Kardamena

Famous for its bars, nightlife and long stretch of sandy beach where water sports are plentiful.

Kefalos Kos, Greece

Kefalos

A sleepy little hillside village overlooking the long sweep of Kamari beach. Ideal for those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.

Kos Town Kos, Greece

Kos Town

Whether it be history, sightseeing, nightlife or beaches, you will not be disappointed here in Kos Town.

Lambi Kos, Greece

Lambi

The area is highly touristy and proposes a range of tourist facilities: accommodations, taverns, restaurants, cafe and a great nightlife.

Psalidi Kos, Greece

Psalidi

The beautiful beach and magnificent panoramic views make it the ideal place to relax and soak up the sunshine.

Tingaki Kos, Greece

Tingaki

The white coarse sand stretches all the way along a wide open bay which, with its clear and warm waters, is ideal for water sports.

Best Time to Visit Kos

Kos is an island that experiences dry hot summers and mild winters. The weather is mainly hot and sunny throughout the summer months, with August being the hottest month in Kos with the most daily sunshine hours and highest sea temperatures. There are two types of seasons in Kos, the cold season and the warm season. The cold season starts at the beginning of December and ends in March. During these months the average temperature stays below 15°C, which makes it offseason due to fewer visitors.

Kos Travel Advice

Airports/flights: We fly from numerous UK airports to Kos Airport. Flights take around 4 hours from Gatwick.

Bus: The Kos Town (DEAS) buses offer service within roughly 7km (4 miles) of the town centre, while the Kos island (KTEL) buses will get you nearly everywhere else.

Taxi: For a taxi, drop by or call the harbour taxi stand beneath the minaret and across from the castle.

Boat: As the transportation hub of the Dodecanese, Kos offers, weather permitting, a full menu of options: car ferries, passenger ferries, hydrofoils (Flying Dolphins), excursion boats, and caiques (converted fishing boats).

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

Top 10 Beaches in Kos

The beautiful island of Kos is home to a wealth of incredible beaches. Take a look at our Kos beach guide and see if you can tick-off them all during your next Greek Island holiday. 

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