Wrapped in by some of the most glorious stretches of sand in the Dodecanese, the island of Kos is a paradise on earth packed with crystal-clear waters, fertile valleys, gorgeous cities and jaw dropping sights. With its stunning harbours, ancient ruins and vibrant nightlife, a more idyllic destination for a luxury Greek holiday is hard to imagine.
Do you want to see some modern remains of ancient Greece? All you have to do is look around here! Everywhere you go there are millennia-old Corinthian columns sprouting from the grass like trees and half-vanished structures are so common-place that locals have become blasé about them. Around each corner there’s another historic site to be discovered, so history buffs and snap-happy visitors will have plenty of opportunities for enjoyment.
Of course, Kos has updated itself since the time of Hippocrates (its most famous ancient Greek) and is now better known for is paradisiacal beaches and lively nightlife. Sun worshippers had better get packing as there are miles of golden stretches for you to place your towel on from Kardamena and Kamari on the southern coasts to Mastihari on the north side. From rugged shores surrounded by cliffs and wildflowers to picture-perfect cerulean waves on white sands, there’s a beach for every water baby.
Party goers will be equally impressed by what’s on offer with a plethora of bars, pubs and beach clubs among other nightlife amenities. So whether you want to dance beneath the stars after a day spent in the water, or sip on something Greek in a local hotspot, you’re bound to find the venue to fit your needs.
If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie then look no further for your next getaway destination than this little island which packs a big punch of flavour. There’s a huge range of restaurants, street food stalls and markets to be found here both on the beaches and in the town itself. Ranging from fine-dining to local specialities such as the wine soaked cheese known as "Red Cheese".
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Fancy a day trip? The island of Kos is particularly popular for its close connections to the rest of the Dodecanese as well as Mykonos, Paros, Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Tinos and Athens via ferries and catamarans.
Good to know
- Currency: EUR
- Flying time to destination:
4-hours from London
- After Dark Destination: The Stone Roses Bar
- In A Word: Dreamy
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 11°c||Feb: 10°c||Mar: 12°c|
|Apr: 15°c||May: 20°c||Jun: 23°c|
|Jul: 25°c||Aug: 26°c||Sep: 23°c|
|Oct: 19°c||Nov: 15°c||Dec: 12°c|