A holiday in Kos will give you a chance to explore one of the most beautiful of all the Greek islands. Tigaki Beach is a vision of perfect sands and sparkling sea, and is perfect for sunbathing and windsurfing. The creeks and coves of Agios Theologos are also a must-see, and visitors to Paradise Beach will find that it's very well-named. History lovers should also head for the Castle of the Knights of Saint John, and even more stunning is the Asclepion, the majestic remains of an Ancient Greek temple located just a few kilometres from Kos Town.
Direct flights to Kos are available from Ryanair, easyJet and Thomson Flights from a number of UK airports, including London Stansted, Liverpool and Birmingham. Average journey time is around four hours, and Kos Island International Airport (also known as Kos Airport Hippocrates) is situated around 22 kilometres from Kos Town itself. Regular bus services run from near the airport to Kos Town and other areas, and taxis are also easily available. Speaking of which, you may want to pre-book a taxi online before flying outit will allow you to select the journey and fare and pay it beforehand, making the first moments of your holiday in Kos as seamless and effortless as possible.
You could also choose to take advantage of car hire in Kosit's a good option for those wanting the freedom to explore the island at their leisure, and get away from the more tourist-heavy bits. If you want to branch out a bit from Kos during your holiday, there are also regular ferry services connecting Kos to other islands such as Patmos and Kalymnos.
You can get a cheap hotel in Kos if you make sure you book well in advance and compare and contrast the various packages on offer. Remember that Kos is a very popular destination during the Summer months so it pays to make your arrangements as early in the year as possible.
If you're looking to stay within a certain budget during your holiday in Kos, then don't go for a slap-up taverna meal every night. Why not simply pick up a succulent and delicious gyro sandwich (think a doner kebab, but without the naff connotations!). It's hearty, filling, cheap and can be enjoyed as you stroll through the Old Town in Kos and enjoy the evening atmosphere. Kos Town is full of shops and market stalls selling all manner of items, and all the kitsch Greek souvenirs you could want. Make sure you shop around, as some great bargains can be found if you root around long enough!
Updated 22nd May 2013
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"Just look at Kos’s Diamond Deluxe Hotel. LOOK AT IT. Now try to tell me that you don’t want to go there. I simply won’t believe you...." 16 January 2013
posted by hreadeA knightly name and a knightly design too, this is quite some building. We were staying right near it in the Medieval town so it was like a beacon to us on our way home!!
posted by bgleperWonderful spot! What a majestic castle! And the museum was thoroughly interesting too!