Kos Town

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

Description

Kos town is built around the harbour from which the town fans out. In the centre is an ancient city (polis) consisting of ruins, an old city limited mostly to pedestrians, and the new city with wide, tree-lined streets. Guarded by the impressive Castle of the Knights, Kos town has two main beaches with bars & tavernas running along its promenade, and exciting nightlife to rival any resort in Greece. Whether it be history, sightseeing, nightlife or beaches, you will not be disappointed.

Who holidays in Kos Town?

Younger visitors flock to the town in peak season, although in general all ages are attracted.

Climate

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Kos Town 20 24 27 29 29 26 21
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
               
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Kos Town 8 10 12 14 13 10 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Kos Town Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

Highlights

  • Lively cosmopolitan nightlife
  • Several sand & shingle beaches with an abundance of water sports & chilled out beach bars
  • Pavement cafes around buzzing harbour, many tavernas & restaurants
  • Picturesque and authentic

Things To Do

Popular activities during Kos Town holidays include:

  • Hydrotherapy at Thermes (12 kms from Kos Town)
  • Cycling
  • Walking and hiking

Excursions During Kos Town Holidays

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 mouthwatering 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 but a world apart. Enjoy the cruise over to Bodrum 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 wave to kids and 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 we take 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!

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Things To See

Sanctuary of Asklepios: This is the island's' most significant archaeological site. It is about 4 km from the town standing on a hill. The Asklepieion, offers views over the district as well as Turkey. The site consisted of a religious sanctuary to Asclepius, the God of healing. The Temple and School of Medicine were established after the death of Hippocrates. This is an extensive site over three levels, with the ruins of temples and baths.

Castle of the Knights: Along with the castles on  and Bodrum, the castle on Kos, built in the 14th century and used by the Knights of St. John, was a defence against the troops of the Ottoman Empire. Today the ramparts offer fantastic views over the town.

Casa Roman: A restored 3rd-century Roman villa that straddles what appears to have been an earlier Hellenistic residence. This roman villa was impressive, with 26 rooms and 3 pools with shady courtyards. The mosaics depict dolphins and lions. The dining room has decorated marble walls and the other rooms were lavishly painted during the Roman era.

Kos Museum: For a town the size of Kos Town, this is an impressive archaeological museum, built by the Italians in the 1930s to display mostly Hellenistic and Roman sculptures and mosaics uncovered on the island.

Hippocrates Plane Tree: Why not picnic at the foot of the oldest tree in Europe. It is located only a short walk toward the harbour at the entrance bridge to the castle. Standing with extensive support, this is said to be the Tree of Hippocrates, where he once taught his students.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do