Kos

Kos holidays

Kos gives you a choice of lively party towns, laid-back seaside resorts and traditional fishing villages – all of them jewelled with beautiful beaches, and dishing up heavenly traditional cuisine. You’ll be opposite Bodrum Bay too, so why not pack two trips into one and explore the spoils of Turkey?

Akti Beach Club
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Akti Beach Club

Kardamena, Kos

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  • Beachfront
  • 7 outdoor pools including 4 children's pools
  • 2 children's clubs
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Gaia Village

Tingaki, Kos

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  • Great for families
  • Close to the resort centre
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Language

Greek

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

Cost of a beer

from €3 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €20

Flight times

4.5hrs

Kos has Beaches galore

Kos’s coastline covers 290 kilometres, plenty of which is blanketed by beach. Soft sands, bar-backed promenades, hidden coves – this little island has the lot. The scenery here is what dreams are made of at resorts such as Kardamena and Kefalos where the twinkling turquoise waters and white sand are destined to amaze.

Glimpse into this Greek island's past

Away from the main resorts you’ll find Kos Town and further afield there are acres of unspoilt countryside, peppered with quaint villages that have hardly changed in centuries. Some of the island’s most famous historic sites are even older – the Asklepieion, Hippocrates’ ancient hospital, dates from 357 BC.

Kos resorts

Kardamena

Kardamena is where Kos comes to party.

Tingaki

Tingaki is all set up for a relaxing beach break, with a 6km strip of white sand and restaurants and bars just a stone’s throw from the rippling seas.

Psalidi

Enchanting sights stretch along the coast in this retreat.

Kefalos

Discover the quieter side of Kos as you amble around the warm, shelving waters and the surrounding dazzling scenery.

Lambi

Stretch your legs along the gorgeous soft sands of Lambi.

Mastichari

The small, whitewashed buildings complete with vibrant blue wooden shutters, all draped with vines, give you a heightened sense of old-fashioned Greece.

Kos Town

Egyptians, Romans and Venetians were once drawn to these shores.

Marmari

A real Grecian beauty, Marmari lies on the west coast of Kos, between Mastichari and Tingaki.

Agios Fokas

The minute you clap eyes on Agios Fokas, you’ll be immersed in a kaleidoscope of dreamy blues and greens.

Beaches

Kos is brimming with long stretches of golden sand. You’ll find relaxing spots that are great for families, and lively areas that are a magnet for groups. But wherever you go, the sand is soft, the water twinkles and the backdrop is guaranteed to amaze.

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Tingaki Beach

Tingaki Beach

Tingaki, Kos

If you're looking for a tranquil and relaxing place to unwind, then Tingaki Beach is ideal. With 6km of soft white sand and gently lapping shallow water, this is your perfect place to get away from it all....
Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach

Kefalos, Kos

This is the most famous beach on the island for a reason - expect bright white sand and clear blue water with a good selection of facilities, including sun loungers to rent, a small bar, watersports and even a...

Sights

Discover how the people of Kos lived hundreds of years ago with a stroll around the island’s top sights. Wander round ancient ruins, discover historical sights and explore the medieval castle. A boat trip to the island of Nisyros is an exhilarating experience – it’s home to Greece’s only active volcano.

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Agnus Dei Catholic Church

Agnus Dei Catholic Church

Kos Town, Kos

A cypress tree-lined drive leads to the picturesque Agnus Dei Catholic Church. This cylindrical building is home to an interesting Second World War monument, and its cemetery is a peaceful place to reflect. The...
Alikes Salt Lakes

Alikes Salt Lakes

Tingaki, Kos

The Alikes Salt lakes are a mecca for birdwatchers and nature aficionados - you can even expect to see flamingos at certain times of the year. The beach itself is an ideal for families or for couples watching...

Activities

Kos comes with a handful of waterparks so keeping the kids entertained shouldn’t be difficult. If you like to stay active on your holidays, there are plenty of rocky coastal paths and rustic mountain villages, which you can explore on foot or on horseback. It’s a great opportunity to take in the views too.

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Have a nosy in Nisyros

Have a nosy in Nisyros

Kos

Get off the beaten track on Nisyros, an island of picturesque whitewashed villages and tranquil beaches - best known for the active volcano at its heart. A ferry runs daily from Kos to Mandraki, the main town...
Triantafyllopoulos Vineyards

Triantafyllopoulos Vineyards

Kos Town, Kos

In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, advised people to drink Koios Oenos, the wine of Kos. Today you can do just that by visiting the 50-acre Triantafyllopoulos vineyards. It is almost...

Eating and drinking

Kos serves up top-notch Mediterranean fare, so you can look forward to fresh seafood, hand-picked salads and hearty meat dishes. Island specialities include katimeria – a type of cheese pie – and varvara, a sweet treat made with honey, nuts and pomegranate. Why not try a glass of the local wine, too?

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Psalidi Waterfront

Psalidi Waterfront

Psalidi, Kos

On the beautiful Psalidi waterfront you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to go for dinner. There are plenty of family-run tavernas all serving traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, including...
Agkyra Fish Restaurant

Agkyra Fish Restaurant

Kos Town, Kos

A few feet from the water’s edge on the seafront of Kos Town you’ll find the popular Agkyra fish restaurant, which serves some of the freshest fish and seafood on the island. Tuck in to a whole lobster, exotic...

Shopping

Kos does a strong line in handicrafts and you can snap up everything from handmade jewellery and leather goods to olive oil soap at the island’s many boutiques and stalls. Make for the mountain villages to buy beautiful handwoven fabrics – the perfect souvenir from your Grecian retreat.

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Agora Indoor Market

Agora Indoor Market

Kos Town, Kos

Just off Eleftherias Square in central Kos you’ll find the bustling Agora market, where locals stock up on groceries and tourists hunt for authentic gifts and mementos. Take in the pungent scent of herbs as you...
Locally-crafted ceramics

Locally-crafted ceramics

Tingaki, Kos

There's plenty on offer if you're looking for gifts and souvenirs in Tingaki. The town offers a cluster of small gift shops selling locally crafted ceramics, jewellery, leather goods, olive oil and traditional...

Nightlife

Bar Street in Kardamena is where you’ll find the most pumping parties, but Kos Town has its fair share of after-hours fun, too. Sip a cocktail at one of the stylish harbour-front bars or dive into a side-street taverna and raise a glass of retsina with the locals.

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Atheneon Bar

Atheneon Bar

Kardamena, Kos

This cocktail bar is among the highest-rated in Kos. Run by two brothers, its laid-back atmosphere and contemporary decor is complemented by friendly staff with an extensive knowledge of mixology. Order from...
Bar Street and Harbour

Bar Street and Harbour

Kardamena, Kos

In Kardamena's aptly-named Bar Street, you can party till midnight. Its huge choice of bars and clubs come alive at dusk with the latest Euro-sounds and trad Greek tunes, cocktails and beers. After midnight...
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