Cheap Holidays to Kos

Kos is rich in history, stemming back thousands of years, there is lots to learn. With lots more to offer than just sun and beaches, Kos has plenty for sports enthusiasts. The different resorts offer different types of holidays, from the busy nightlife of Kardamena to the quieter resort of Psaladi which just has a little beach and a few shops and tavernas to offer.

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Map of Kos

Map of where Kos is located in the world
Map view of Kos in Greece
Close up map view of Kos

How Hot?

Kos is situated just 4km off the coast of Turkey in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, enjoying long Mediterranean summers which begin warming up in May and peaking in July/August with average daily temperatures of 86ºF (30ºC).

Out and About

Kos is considered to be one of the hottest party islands but there is so much more on offer such as beautiful beaches, lovely villages, some great sights and fantastic nightlife.

For history lovers, there is a lot to see in Kos such as the interesting archaeological museum and an archaeological excavation area where ruins from the ancient agora have been found. A statue of Hippocrates as well as houses, temples, baths and mosaics from different eras can be found here. It is also possible to visit a Roman house.

Asclepion, where the great temple of the god of medicine lies, dating back to the 4th century BC is also worth a visit.

There are many beautiful beaches in Kos, the most popular of which is Paradise beach which offers sun beds and watersports and is great for families and children. If it's a quiet beach you are looking for then it's best to go round the west side.

Kos is a shoppers paradise with a great variety of shops to be found such as jewellery, clothes, sandals, leather belts, textiles, embroideries, ceramics, paintings, local wine and much much more so whatever you are looking for you are bound to find it here. Many of these items will be found in the public market which is just before the entrance to the archaeological site.

As there is so much to see in Kos it is a good idea to hire a car or bicycle or even hop on board the small train that goes round the town of Kos.

Out for Lunch!

The island of Kos follows the traditional Greek Mediterranean cuisine of lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and olive oil. The restaurants on the island offer a wide choice of dishes including meat, fish including lobster and prawns as well as cheeses. Some great dishes to try are Xinomyzithra, a local sour cheese, Sarsoymades with honey and Loukoumades, a sweet fried snack.

Stay in a luxury 5 star All Inclusive hotel offering the best in food available, dine in a beachside taverna or travel further inland into the mountains to discover real traditional cuisine. Snack bars and fast food joints are scattered all over the resort centre where there are bars as well as restaurants to enjoy.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 3 hrs 50 mins, from Manchester 4 hrs 15 mins, From Glasgow 4 hrs 30 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed and varied

Best Time to Visit: May to October

Top Hotels In Kos

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Kos, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Kardamena
The Mitsis Blue Domes Exclusive Resort and Spa is a luxurious hotel that is nestled at the foot of Mount Dikeos and overlooks a sweeping beach. The extensive range of onsite amenities and activities...

4.6 / 5 from 49 reviews

Kardamena
The Cleopatra Kris Mari Hotel offers a comfortable standard of accommodation with friendly staff who will go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible....

4.6 / 5 from 25 reviews

Tingaki
The hotel offers a variety of family friendly facilities including a fun water park that is exclusive to hotel guests....

4.3 / 5 from 25 reviews

Kefalos
The Kefalos Studios provides simple accommodation within easy walking distance of the centre of the village of Kefalos and from the beach....

4.2 / 5 from 21 reviews

Mastihari
The hotel has a relaxing atmosphere and pleasant gardens. The hotel is a modern building with a stylish reception area and comfortable lounges. The hotel is suited for families....

4.2 / 5 from 19 reviews

Aghios Fokas
Beautiful beachfront complex in a quiet relaxing location. Ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach....

4.7 / 5 from 18 reviews

Tingaki
The Marianna Studios offers simple but well equipped accommodation in a quiet location, the ideal base for guests looking to relax by the pool....

4.7 / 5 from 17 reviews

Lambi
The Gaia Garden provides a welcoming and friendly environment, offering comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities....

4.8 / 5 from 17 reviews

Psalidi
This friendly hotel offers a peaceful environment, a good location and plenty of convenient amenities....

4.9 / 5 from 17 reviews

Kardamena
The Cleopatra Superior Hotel offers a relaxing and enjoyable environment for all guests....

4.6 / 5 from 16 reviews

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