Kos



Kos Hotels

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.

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.

Mastihari
Gaia Royal Hotel is a large holiday resort set in pleasant gardens offering a family friendly environment with sports and leisure facilities for all ages....

Psalidi
The Kipriotis Aqualand Hotel offers guests a relaxing, enjoyable holiday perfect for families. The hotel has a fresh and modern look about it, located in a peaceful environment with stunning views of ...

Kefalos
Small and friendly apartment complex set in a peaceful location and offering basic yet comfortable accommodation; ideal for families and couples alike....

Kardamena
A modern hotel situated on the outskirts of Kardamena, with three pools, animation programme, kids club and two restaurants....

Mastihari
An ideal choice for families, the Horizon Beach Hotel is a well laid out holiday resort located on an a landscaped area in front of stunning beaches....

Mastihari
The Neptune Resort is built in a traditional Greek design and blends in with its surroundings and is an ideal family resort for relaxation and holidays. The resort offers excellent accommodation and t...

Lambi
Well suited to couples and families, the Diamond Apartments are set back in a quiet, rural location and offer a peaceful holiday for those wanting to get away from the bustling town centre....

Lambi
Cosmopolitan Hotel is a family run complex and provides simple yet comfortable guest rooms with easy access to the beach and Kos town....

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