Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese group, with a coastline that stretches for over 290km.
Naturally, water sports are a great feature, and the lovely sandy beaches are a delight to explore. Note – our reps tell us that Bubble Beach is the best beach on the island! Away from 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 or the birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine.
Holidays in Kos are perfect for travellers hoping to spend their time in vibrant beach resorts, where an enviable range of water sports is always on offer or for those in search of piece of traditional Dodecanese life. Kos old town and its idyllic hilltop scenery also make for a truly memorable Greek holiday.
Make the most of your trip Things to see & do
Marmari Beach: This endless sandy beach is 5kms from Pyli. Ideal for windsurfing and other water sports.
Kamari: This is where the best beaches are. The most popular is Paradise Beach and other beaches include Exotic Beach and Camel Beach.
Tingaki: The long sandy beach at Tingaki has shallow, crystal clear waters.
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Popular activities during Kos holidays include:
- Walking and hiking
- Rock Climbing
Olympic Holidays Excursions in Kos
Greek Night: Come with us to the pine covered mountainside village of Zia and to the beautiful venue of Fantasia. This is your chance to be entertained 'Greek style' with our live Bouzouki band and singers along with our amazingly talented dancers. All this whilst you enjoy mouth watering dishes and unlimited local village wine.
Island Tour: In one day - journey from ancient Greece to modern day Kos. Explore the nooks and crannies of Kos whilst our English speaking professional guide will keep you entertained with his knowledge and passion for Kos. A chance to visit the Asklepion, the ancient hospital built in memory of Hippocrates, who was born on Kos.
Turkey: A stone's throw away yet in many regards a world apart. Enjoy the cruise over to Bodrum, Turkey and take in the sights and delights of what this resort has to offer. Soak up the local history and Turkish atmosphere or pamper yourselves in one of the Turkish baths. A free city tour is also included courtesy of Olympic for you to experience Bodrum at its best. Don't forget your passports!
Nisyros: Your chance to marvel at the untouched beauty of Nisyros. The island famously renowned for hosting an array of dormant volcanic craters. The ancient cobbled streets host a magnitude of experiences for you to enjoy!
Waterpark: A wonderful day out at the Lido Waterpark - the one and only on Kos. A wide choice of pools from the gigantic wave pool to the kid¿s pool and with water slides to exhilarate all. Relax whilst topping up your tan on the lazy river or let your kids be entertained at the activity pool area. A superb day out for all!
Aegean Cruise: This is the day that holidays were made for. Cruise the Aegean aboard our wooden caique style boat, topping up your tan whilst taking in neighbouring islands, with plenty of time for cooling off in the crystal clear waters.
Bar Crawls: The choice is yours, Kardamena or Kos Town or both! Join the Olympic team as we show you the best bars and clubs to visit on the island. Not a night to be missed or a night to be forgotten!
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).
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.
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