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Kos Holidays

Kos Holiday Guides

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CurrencyEUR: Euro LanguageGreek Flight Duration3 hours 45 minutes (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

Second only to Rhodes in popularity in the Dodecanese islands, the island of Kos is actually closer to the Turkish mainland than the Greek one! However its feel and flavour is unmistakably Greek, with its whitewashed villages, traditional tavernas and trademark windmills. And with nearly 300km of coastline to its name, Kos offers a great choice of beautiful beaches to spend your next holiday on.

Kos Holiday Guides

Kos Holiday Guides

Iberostar Odysseus Hotel
Room from £29.0
Hotel Iris
Room from £5.0
Ilios Hotel
Room from £15.0
Princess Of Kos
Room from £16.0
Hotel Sandy Beach
Room from £26.0

Great Places to Visit

In Kos you can choose between a laid back holiday in a quiet, low-key resort or an action-packed stay to remember in one of its famous party towns.

Clubbing in Kos

Kardamena is a big hit with the young, up for a good time Brit beach and bar crowd. Head to the aptly named Bar Street to experience buzzing bars and clubs that range from the cool to the cheesy and proud of it! The capital, Kos Town, also boasts a vibrant nightlife that revolves around the harbour and the backstreets.

Get Away From It All

You can enjoy Kos without seeing so much as one strobe light! Classy Psalidi is small but perfectly formed, and very close to Kos Town if you decide you want to shake things up a bit. The former fishing village of Kefalos retains its traditional charm but now includes the modern area of Kamari, which gets lively at night.

Explore Brilliant Beaches

Agios Stefanos beach in Kefalos is a winner thanks to its clear calm seas, golden sands, cheap sunloungers and free canoes. It’s lined with tavernas and boasts some ancient ruins. Mastichari Beach near Kos Town and Kardamena Beach are also popular. In Kos you’re always near a good beach but be aware some are for naturists!

Discover Natural Wonders

Don’t let the beaches distract you from the treasures to be found inland. Take a boat trip from Kardamena to Nisyros, a tiny island with an active (but not erupting!) volcano that dominates the landscape. Plaka forest is a great place to escape from the fierce sun or, alternatively, try Kos Natural Park in the village of Zia.

Getting Around

The airport is 24km from Kos Town and a Kefalos-bound bus regularly leaves from the large roundabout at the airport entrance. Alternatively it’s easy to arrange transfer by taxi or pick up a hire car at the airport. Most resorts are easy to get around on foot but moped and bicycle hire are also very popular in Kos – just remember to wear a helmet. Taxis are also widely available in the resorts.

By Bus

Greece’s KTEL bus service provides a reliable, cheap service all over Kos, with routes to many beaches meaning that you won’t need a car to discover the sand and sea beyond your resort.

By Car

The main road from Kos Town heads all the way down to the beaches of the south and takes about an hour, meaning driving in Kos Town is straightforward and popular with tourists. Drive on the right.

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Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t require a visa to visit Greece but a valid passport is essential. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Medical and travel insurance are essential for travel to Greece. Check your EHIC card is up to date for emergencies. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/health

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