Kos is one of Greece’s beautiful Dodecanese islands and the third biggest of the group. Highly popular with sailing enthusiasts, Kos boasts a stunning coastline that any visitor should take the opportunity to explore. The island has something to offer everyone who touches down on its soil, from families with young children to couples and groups. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and just four hours from the UK, it’s sure to provide an unforgettable holiday with memories to last a lifetime.
Kos has some fantastic beaches to lay back and soak up the warm Greek sun on. If you want plenty of things to do in the form of water sports, music, bars and cafés close by, then head to Kardamena beach for non-stop entertainment. The beautiful Tingaki Beach offers a much more laid back vibe, which is perfect for chilling out on. This is particularly popular with couples and families looking for a more peaceful spot in the sun. Paradise Beach on the island’s south coast offers exactly what it says on the tin. The crystal clear waters make it perfect for snorkelling and you can also experience the amazing thermal bubbles that rise from the sea bed, warming the water around you.
Perfect for families
The island of Kos is the ideal choice when chosing a destination that the whole family will enjoy. There are cultural experiences to be had around every corner and the excellent choice of beaches makes for great, lazy days spending quality time together by the sea. You can spend the day making a splash at the amazing Lido Water Park or, for something really different, why not take a day trip to the resort of Bodrum in Turkey, which is just a short boat ride away.
Kos has gained a great reputation for those looking for a holiday where partying is the main priority. The resort of Kardamena offers the best nightlife on the island and some of the best in the whole of Greece too. Spend your days topping up your tan on the beach before dancing the night away in the many bars and clubs that line the famous ‘Bar Street’.
Map of Kos Town
The main town on the island of Kos is Kos Town although there are several other popular with visitors. Wherever you stay on the island, visiting Kos Town is a great day trip where you can soak up the culture, walk the beautiful winding streets and see what traditional Greek life is like.
Centred around the historic port, looking at any map of Kos Town will show you just how many ancient archaeological sites there are. With Neratzia Castle, the ancient Greek Agora (meeting place), ancient baths and a stadium, visiting Kos Town is the perfect blend between a modern holiday destination and the incredible history of Ancient Greece.