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Holiday guide to Kos Greece

Kos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. With modern tourist facilities, accommodation for all budgets, sun drenched sandy beaches, lively nightlife and places of historical interest, Kos is undoubtedly a perfect holiday island. Predominant characteristics of Kos are the lush vegetation, the healthy climate, beautiful sandy beaches, extensive fertile plains, crops and dairy farms. After lazing on the wonderful beaches, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the beautiful countryside, fun and excitement are guaranteed for all ages and for all tastes as the island has a good and eclectic mix of nightclubs, discos, night clubs, bars and pubs as well as evenings with Greek music.

The capital of the island is the city of Kos  which is located on the north-eastern coast of the island. Kos island is particularly famous for being the birthplace of Hippocrates who is considered the father of medicine, Asklepeion is located 4 km from the modern town and the ruins traditionally housed the ancient Hippocratic School of medicine.

The most popular tourist destination is definitely Kardamena, in the southwest of the island a former traditional fishing village and today sensitively developed with restaurants, shops and nightlife. Close to Kos, is the seaside resort of Psalidi, with numerous clubs and restaurants. To the Northwest of the island are Lambi, Mastichari, Tigaki and Marmari, all of which are renowned for their fabulous white sandy beaches.

A tour of the island should include a visit to Kos Town, the well organized and developed tourist resort of Psalidi, Agios Fokas and a dip in the healing Spa waters of Thermes. Mastichari, Kos' main port, connects the island with Kalymnos. The port of Kardamena connects the island with Nissyros and Kefalos the ancient capital of the island.

getting by ferry

Getting To Kos

Information about getting to Kos by sea and air

kos hotels


Hotels, B&B, studios, villas and holiday rentals in Kos

places to visit

Places to visit in Kos

Attraction and things to do in Kos, archaeological sites and castles

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Kos History

Read about the history of Kos from the antiquity to modern days


Kos Beaches

The most beautiful beaches in Kos

kos nightlife

Nightlife in Kos

Bars, pubs, discos and live music

Tourist Resorts



Timetables of ferries catamarans and hydrofoils

weather and climate


Kos climate and Weather forcast



Maps of the island and main towns