Kos Holidays

Kos Holidays

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Overview

The beautiful island of Kos is a Greek Island in the Dodecanese, near the coast of Turkey. The island boasts immaculate beaches and dazzling waters, which makes the island a popular destination for tourists who come back year after year on holidays to Greece. People who enjoy exploring their holiday destination can do no wrong with the island's archaeological heritage as Kos Town is surrounded by many monuments and ruins. The extensive coastline is stunning, particularly when the weather is at it's finest, which happens to be all year round in Kos.

The island is part of a chain of mountains offering spectacular views and vistas of the surrounding Ionian Islands. Not only that but the shores of the Kos Island are washed by the waters of the Carpathian sea with some 40km of beaches surrounding the island, Kardemena is particularly popular with it's stretch of sandy beach. Many beaches are secluded so taking a walk may lead you to find a gem which not many people flock to.

There are a number of bars in the area but not so many that they taint the originality of the island. Kardamena hosts a number of bars and nightclubs which are popular with young tourists, but there are also a few Greek tavernas and restaurants where you can have a quiet night with a few drinks. However, if you are looking for a more sedated night out then there are plenty of places to go and things to do. Take a stroll through the streets of Kos Town, down the beach front or go and get some of the local ice cream!

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Top Kos Hotels

Mitsis Summer Palace Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Mitsis summer palace hotel
Eurovillage Achilleas Hotel
Mastihari, Kos, Greece
Eurovillage achilleas hotel
Astir Odysseus
Tigaki, Kos, Greece
Astir odysseus
Mitsis Blue Dome Resort Spa
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Mitsis blue dome resort spa
Mitsis Norida Beach Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Mitsis norida beach hotel
Agrellis
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Agrellis
Kipriotis Village Resort
Psalidi, Kos, Greece
Kipriotis village resort
Dimitra Beach Resort
Agios Fokas, Kos, Greece
Dimitra beach resort
Aegean Village Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Aegean village hotel
Ilios Aparthotel
Tigaki, Kos, Greece
Ilios aparthotel
Kris Mari Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Kris mari hotel
Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel
Psalidi, Kos, Greece
Mitsis ramira beach hotel
Grand Blue Beach Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Grand blue beach hotel
Platanista
Psalidi, Kos, Greece
Platanista
Summer Village Hotel
Marmari, Kos, Greece
Summer village hotel
Kalimera Kos
Agios Fokas, Kos, Greece
Kalimera kos
Cleopatra Superior Hotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Cleopatra superior hotel
Poseidon Apartments
Kos Town, Kos, Greece
Poseidon apartments
Marmari Palace
Mastihari, Kos, Greece
Marmari palace
Thalassa Hotel
Kos Town, Kos, Greece
Thalassa hotel
Argyri Aparthotel
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Argyri aparthotel
Lakitira Suites
Kardamena, Kos, Greece
Lakitira suites
Eleni Hotel
Kefalos, Kos, Greece
Eleni hotel
Fili Apartments
Tigaki, Kos, Greece
Fili apartments
Sunny Days Apartments
Tigaki, Kos, Greece
Sunny days apartments
Pelagos Suites
Lambi, Kos, Greece
Pelagos suites
Kordistos
Kefalos, Kos, Greece
Kordistos

Kos Weather

The Island stays pretty warm all year round but in the summer it reaches a particular high of over 20 degrees and regularly reaches into the 30's. Sun cream is necessary as you will definitely be going home with a golden tan! If you plan on visiting before the summer months you will still find it to be fairly warm, making off season Kos holidays a great choice for those who want to beat the summer rush.

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Jan 12ºC
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Feb 12ºC
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Mar 14ºC
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Apr 19ºC
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May 23ºC
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Jun 26ºC
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Jul 30ºC
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Aug 30ºC
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Sep 24ºC
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Oct 20ºC
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Nov 15ºC
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Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Kos Holidays

The main port, also called Kos, is the tourist and cultural centre where many of the best hotels, restaurants and a small number of nightclubs are situated. You can enjoy an evening meal where the food is locally-produced, so you will be treated to all manner of Kos delights.

If night's out partying are more you're thing then the small village of Kardamena should be your first stop as this is a popular resort for young tourists who flock here for the large number of bars and nightclubs. Other villages around the island are worth exploring to get a sense of the Greek culture. Kos' historical hightlights include the Plane tree of Hippocrates where the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates was thought to have taught.

Kos also hosts a number of fruit and vegetable markets in the Main square and local crafts in the Old town, although there are also a number of fashion boutiques in the modern shopping district if you fancy splashing some cash! So whether a quiet meal or a trip to Kos' surrounding villages takes you're fancy, there will be something to keep you occupied on holiday.

Culture

Most Greek Islands have a long history and Kos is no different. Along with it's Plane tree of Hippocrates, the island also has one of the only four cathedrals in the entire Dodecanese. The main religion practised is Greek Orthodoxy, but it also has a Roman Catholic church and a mosque. The synagogue, wiped out by the Nazis in World War II, has now been restored and is used to host many different events in the island's social calendar.

Farming is one of the most important occupations on the island with crops such as grapes, olives, tomatoes, lettuce and corn being grown. You can taste these delights if you visit a number of the restaurants and in particular a popular dish called Saganaki. It is not just crops that are produced, locally-produced red and white wines are available for testing in restaurants and at wineries throughout Kos. In August there is a Hypocratia festival celebrating the life of Hippocrates that features live music and athletics contests, certainly not to be missed!

Book a Kos Holiday now!

This picturesque island will have you spoilt for choice with things to keep you entertained. Whether you want a relaxing holiday lying on the beach or exploring the island to learn more about what it has to offer, there will be something to satisfy your needs. On the Beach offers great deals on flights and accommodation so do not delay, book now to have the holiday of a lifetime!

Kos Resorts

Kardamena

Kardamena

Located on the Island of Kos, and kissed by the waters of the Carpathian Sea, lies the beautiful town of Kardamena. Greece holidays are not complete w … Read more on Kardamena Travel Guide

Kos Town

Kos Town

Any Greek Island holiday isn't complete without a trip to Kos Town. Rich with ancient history, Kos Town offers some of the most intriguing sights anyw … Read more on Kos Town Travel Guide

Marmari

Marmari

When planning Greece holidays, there's no place more beautiful than the lovely resort of Marmari. Located on the Northern Coast of Kos, Marmari is the … Read more on Marmari Travel Guide

Mastihari

Mastihari

The charming small town of Mastihari is the perfect destination for anyone’s Greece holidays. This quaint village offers a peaceful escape for those w … Read more on Mastihari Travel Guide

Psalidi

Psalidi

For those looking for a holiday in Greece who want easy access to the busy capital of Kos, without all the over-crowding of tourists, a holiday to Psa … Read more on Psalidi Travel Guide