Kos has got it covered; the third 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. 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, or visit the ancient Roman site of Asklepion and the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine.
Kos Town has plenty of elegant and chilled-out restaurants and bars, many lining the seafront, where the mood slides from relaxed and balmy during the day to atmospheric and romantic at sunset, and there are lively clubs for those who prefer to dance into the night.
The island is easily explored by car, with hire services readily available, and one of the most popular destinations is Zia, a pretty mountain village about 20 minutes’ drive, on an often winding road, from the capital. Apart from the typical blue-and-white architecture and shops selling local honey and other produce, Zia has wonderful views, especially at sunset.
If you want to explore the Aegean beyond bathing on its shores, try a boat trip to lovely islands like Kalymnos, Plati or volcanic Nisyros, or even to Bodrum, on the Turkish coast.
Holidays in Kos are perfect for visitors dreaming of vibrant sandy beach resorts, where an enviable range of watersports 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.