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Kos, Greece


The largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, Kos is known for sandy beaches and is rich with Greek and Roman antiquities. Situated close to the Turkish Coast, you’ll find an abundance of picturesque villages, varied nightlife and historical sites to experience and explore.

The main attraction for many visitors to Kos remains the beaches, particularly Agios Theologos and the luxury white sands at Tigaki Beach. The island is largely flat, making it a popular choice for a biking holiday. It’s not all easy routes though as there are also more mountainous trails on the island which allow panoramic views to be enjoyed.

Kos town has a lovely centre full of whitewashed streets and there are plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for a combination of great beaches and buzzing nightlife, Kardamena will fit the bill perfectly. Kefalos is a typically Greek town located on the south-western tip of the island and it’s wonderful for both families and couples. Psalidi has a sand and shingle beach and shallow waters so it’s ideal for families with younger children.

If you’re interested in archaeological sites and monuments, Kos Town is probably the best place to start as you have easy access to the Roman Odeon of Kos, Casa Romana, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Temple of Hercules. The Sanctuary of Asclepios is the most important archaeological site on the island as it is an ancient Greek medical centre dating back to the third century BC that was built in honour of the Greek God of health and medicine, Asclepios

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Key highlights
  • Cycling is very popular here and you’ll find an abundance of cycle-hire outlets in most towns
  • Getting around is easy as Kos has plenty of taxis, excellent bus services and cars can be hired too
  • If clubbing and nightlife is your thing, head to Kardamena – you won’t be disappointed!
  • There are resorts and hotels suitable for couples and family holidays too
  • Lambi beach is fabulous and just a 20 minute stroll from Kos town centre
  • Beach lovers will also appreciate the white sands of Tigaki beach
  • Psalidi has an exciting choice of watersports
  • Take a day trip to the Turkish town of Bodrum
  • There are two waterparks on the island – Aquatica and Lido, fantastic fun for all the family
  • If you’re looking for a luxury all-inclusive hotel, we highly recommend Ikos Aria

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Kos offers a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The hottest month is August with average temperatures of 26°C and an average temperature of 10°C in the coldest month of February.

January is the wettest month with an average of 6 inches of rain.

Leisure & Activities

Situated 4 km south east of Kos Town, Asclepieion is an ancient Greek medical centre dating back to the third century BC. It was built in honour of the Greek God of health and medicine, Asclepios after the death of the famous Greek physician, Hippocrates. Earthquakes in the area over the centuries have caused some major structural damage to the buildings, but it is still possible to locate the individual rooms which were part of the construction.

Kos Town
Kos Town is the capital of the island and is well worth a visit. It features many different styles of architecture from ancient through to modern structures. One of the main sites is the Castle of the Knights of St. John which is situated to the east of the harbour. There are plenty of cafes, bars, shops and tavernas along the main pedestrian area.

Mastichari Beach
This stunning white sandy beach is situated 27 km south of Kos Town. It's a lovely place where you can spend the whole day as there are plenty of facilities including sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports.

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