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Welcome to Kos

Kos

It's all Greek to me

Holidays to Greek islands have passed into legend as the most desirable thing to do on planet Earth. And why ever not - it allows us to sit there day dreaming in our cramped, cold offices of spotless blue skies, endless turquoise oceans, multi-coloured boats coming with the day's catch ready for our dinner in a taverna jutting out to sea. Dream no longer - paradise exists and it's called Kos!

Kos lies just 4km off the coast of Turkey and its history tells the tale of an island far too close to far too many warring Kings, countries and cities. For better or worse Kos is now Greek and the good thing is, it hasn't changed the temperature of the sun, the idyllic beaches or the majestic scenery one jot.

Hippocrates himself called Kos home and Kos marks their most famous son with an appropriately grand statue in a lovely setting. Across from the statue is the building that Hippocrates is said to have been educated in and the town of Kos is also home to a museum dedicated to him and the Hippocratic institute. The rest of Koan history can be seen ion the quite extraordinary ruins that dot the island. Look out for the Odeon open theatre, the ruins of the ancient gymnasium (these Greeks take their health seriously) and the ancient Roman mosaics found across the island.

Holiday Supermarket has excellent packages available in Kos town hotels and our access to great holidays to Greek Islands destinations make us an ideal choice to book Greek holidays.

Information & Facts

Climate

The weather on Kos is typical Mediterranean climate - meaning long, hot and dry summers and mild winters. You're guaranteed sunshine whatever time of year you come, although winter temps can get as low as 8°C overnight. Summer is clearly the preferred time and the coastal breezes keep temps bearable.  Expect high 20s most days. The warm season runs from June until September. There is moderate rain and a chance of thunderstorms in the January - February months.

Eating Out

Cheap, expensive and everything in between.

Aah, the wonders of Greek cooking - a slowly roasted suckling pig, or fresh octopus barbecued over an open charcoal pit. Fresh fish and glorious shellfish in plentiful supply and lots of fresh veggies from the surrounding farms. Cooking on Kos has stayed with the traditions of Greek cooking - fresh from the market daily - and added in Moorish spices.

The budget options – there is simply no substitute for a Greek taverna meal and one of the best is Angelica's in Kos itself. No pretensions here - just an outdoors feel, red-checked table cloths and Greek food the way momma cooked it, fresh from the grill. Think Octopus, lamb, seafood.

Mid price options – Pelagos is in Kardemena in a harbourside location - just your typical day dream location really. The specialty here is fish and seafood in general. The delicate flavours are enhanced by the subtlest of spices, served with fresh salad - just what Hippocrates would have ordered. And should you have a sweet tooth, leave room for the Pannacotta.

Splurge – Hasan is a traditional Turkish restaurant in the resort town of Platani, set in the town square. Not super expensive, but consider yourselves lucky that it's not because this is excellent food. Kos's proximity to Turkish cuisine has left its mark and the food in Hasan's is very traditional Turkish with a nod to Greek foods like Moussaka. The meat and fish is bought daily at the markets.

Sightseeing

It's often a cliché to say that this or that island has something for everyone but it is indeed the case on Kos. Not only are the beaches terrific, the weather ideal and the food splendid; the range of activities includes boating, diving and action sports, plus there's an enormous number of seriously good historical sites to visit on those occasional days when the weather is not complying with your wishes.

Beaches  - dare to do something different and visit the volcanic waters at Therma - about 10km from Kos. There's a little beach pool you can bathe in to experience the warm waters. The best beach on Kos is Paradise - lovely, long and sandy. Kefalos Beach is a sandy beach about 43km from Kos and ideal for windsurfers.  

Historic sites  - whet your historic whistle with a visit to the Archaeological Museum in old town Kos. Visit the Knight's Castle and look out for the ancient agora and the ruins of the Shrine of Aphrodite. The Temple of Hercules and a fifth century Christian Basilica are on the north side of the Agora. 

The volcanic island of Nisyros – this delightful island is a day trip from Kos and takes about an hour to get there. You can explore the volcanic caldera and then spend the afternoon in the town of Mandraki. Historical ruins include a castle built by the Knights Hospitaller who conquered the island in 1315.

Efesos Beach Unrated
The Efesos Beach Boutique Hotel is a small comfortable hidden among overshadowing trees. The hotel is Located just 120m from the sea, 2km from Tigaki village, 8km from Kos Town and 18km from the airport. All of which can be reached within minutes by car,..
Property Location With a stay at Jonathan in Kos (Tingaki), you'll be minutes from Tigaki Beach. This hotel is within the vicinity of Asklepion and Roman Odeon Amphitheater. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 14 air-conditioned rooms featuring..
This simple hotel is situated in Turgutreis just 20m away from its own Beach. The 16 welcoming guests rooms offer a perfect place to relax at the end of the day. The accommodation includes Wi-Fi internet connection in all public areas and bedrooms. As..
This simple hotel can be found in Turgutreis. The property consists of 92 units. Wired and wireless internet connections are available at Maira Deluxe Resort. Travellers are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception. Common areas are suitable for wheelchair-disabled..
This cosy hotel is situated in Gumbet. This hotel offers a total of 50 units. Those staying at this property may keep updated thanks to the Wi-Fi access. As this accommodation features 24-hour reception, guests are always welcome. Baby cots are available..
NAMMOS SUNSET Unrated
With a total of 12 accommodation units, this is a nice place to stay. NAMMOS SUNSET underwent renovation in 2019. Welcome to Nammos Sunset Apartments, located in a corner of paradise called island of Pserimos, in the Greek Dodecanese. In a unique waterfront..
Panorama Hotel Bodrum The Panorama Hotel Bodrum is located in Golturkbuku Bodrum. On site car parking is available at the hotel. Rooms have A/C, hairdryer, private bathroom and toilet. Smoking is not allowed in any room. You can smoke in public areas..
Stam & John Apartments Guests checking into the 3x000D star Stam & John Apartments in Kos are assured of a warm welcome. The hotel offers restaurant facilities. Rooms at the Stam & John Apartments. A hairdryer is provided in every room. Smoking is permitted..
The Afentoulis Studios are location in the resort of Kefalos on the south west side of Kos, with the beach is 500m away and 20Km from the airport. Situated in Kefalos the Afentoulis Studios is close to the resorts restaurants, bars and shops and a couple..
The Anastasia is a small family run hotel situated 1.5 km from the centre of Kos Town surrounded by mini-markets, cafeterias and restaurants. The apartments are equipped with bath/shower, kitchenette, telephone and balcony or terrace. The hotel has a..

Holiday Offers

Kos

Hotel Yiorgos

Hotel Yiorgos

Room Only

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £373

Kos

Phaethon Hotel

Phaethon Hotel

Room Only

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £392
Yiorgos

Yiorgos

Bed & Breakfast

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £409
PHILIPPION CITY HOTEL

PHILIPPION CITY HOTEL

Bed & Breakfast

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £420

Kos

Chrysoula Hotel & Apartments

Chrysoula Hotel & Apartments

Room Only

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £423
Philippion Hotel & Apts

Philippion Hotel & Apts

Bed & Breakfast

 for 13 Nights

From London

From £451

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