Captivating Kos Holidays
With picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, clear blue skies and an enduring history, it is easy to fall in love with Kos. As the third largest island in the Dodecanese, Kos draws holidaymakers from all over to experience a taste of Greece. The climate is ideal, the food delicious, the history amazing and the culture invigorating. Discover the volcanic landscape, seek out the top-notch local restaurants or dance until dawn in one of the late night bars and clubs. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back beach retreat or a getaway with plenty of fun-filled nights, Kos holidays will not disappoint.
Top hotels in Kos
Michelangelo Resort & Spa
Aghios Fokas, Kos
Blue Domes Hotel
Sacalis Inn Hotel
Summer Village Hotel
Kos Town, Kos
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 15m
When to go
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Things to do in Kos
With so much on its doorstep, there are a plethora of things to do in Kos. Voukolies is one for the history lovers and offers a medieval fortified farmhouse, marble tower, and an ancient windmill to explore. The Moslem Shrine Ntefterntar is a sight worth seeing as it offers an architectural alternative to the island’s ancient Christian artefacts.
If you have an appreciation for nature, then Mount Dikeo will take your breath away. With an altitude of 846 metres, it is the highest mountain in Kos and every September there is an annual celebration honouring the mountain. The Carnival in Pyli which is held every February is also a stand out occasion that will add a party feel to your holiday.
Virtue, evil, love and mortality are themes that make up some of the most famous Greek myths such as Asclepius, Hercules and Zeus. Kos celebrates these legends with landmarks such as the Shrine of Aphrodite and the Temple of Hercules which are all close by to Kos. While you’re there, take time to visit the agricultural village, Antimachia where you can marvel at some fascinating architecture that has stood unchanged for over three thousand years.
Kickin’ Back in Kos
On a holiday in Kos, there is so much to do, see and embrace. Relax, go for a stroll and take in the beautiful features of the picturesque Lambi, backed by ancient ruins. The modern beach resort of Psalidi is perfect if you are still in need of ‘me’ time, where you can kick back and relax on the beautiful stretch of beach – just don’t forget your sun cream! Book yourself into one of the beachfront hotels to be in touching distance of that sun-kissed shore and make the most of the Mediterranean climate.
There are a mix of family orientated hotels, modern apartments and luxury hotels with features such as spas, swimming pools and luscious gardens in Kefalos. Boasting a beautiful stretch of beach and an array of top notch eateries, it is a great place to base yourself on Kos holidays.
The capital of Kos Town will provide the perfect history lesson on the Ottoman and Roman influence in Kos and is a great place to find a vibrant nightlife scene, particularly along the aptly named Bar Street, equal to the likes of Kardamena and Malia.
Steeped in history, Kos is one of the most fascinating islands in the Mediterranean. Its volcanic origin dates back over 160,000 years when a huge eruption blanketed half of the island with a thick layer of ash, and as a result there are some fascinating sites to behold. Nisyros is one of the island’s top attractions as its one of Greece’s active volcanoes; with stunning views and fantastic rock formations, it is definitely well worth a trip.
On Kos holidays you can expect to be captivated by the island’s enigmatic villages. Asfendiou is a charming small town built in the rocks which consists of two neighbourhoods, Evagelistria and Asomatos. Visit them to discover the striking Agios Ioannis and immerse yourself in the lush greenery that surrounds the village.
One of Kos’ main draws is its beautiful beaches. The sugar white stretch of Mastichari will be difficult to tear yourself away from, while Aghios Stefanos Beach is for those who like to team a little bit of history with their relaxation. Pick a spot along the shore and kick back in the sun as you take in the surrounding sites. It’s also a great place to try some tasty seafood dishes while the evening makes way for a vibrant night life.