With its whitewashed villages, trademark windmills and lively nightlife scene, Kos is second only to Rhodes in popularity in the Dodecanese Islands. It may be closer to Turkey than Greece's mainland but its feel and flavour is unmistakably Greek. Holidays in Kos offer miles of gorgeous, sandy coastline, meaning the hardest choice will be which one to relax on!
A hotspot famous for attracting the party crowds is the island's capital of Kos Town, popular for its fabulous cocktails and fun-packed harbour. The temperature drops a little in May, so if you visit during this time you can expect the sea to be cold and the air cool, at least on certain days. June to mid-September is the best time to visit Kos thanks to its buzzing beach life, great if you're after sunbathing holidays (with slightly chilly evenings). This sun-soaked Greek island is a hub of happy hedonism, but don't miss the chance to explore its delights by day. Kos has a nightlife of its own style and it’s centred more or less around two streets – Diakon and Nafklirou. It's in these streets where you'll find a handful of exquisite bars and nightclubs.
Kos receives its travellers at an inland airport named after itself. As well as blissful beaches and coves to discover, Kos holidays are perfect if you fancy hiring a bike and exploring its many ruins scattered among the wildflowers, flora and fauna.
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