Kos Holidays

A delightful Dodecanese isle, where ancient Greece collides with a modern-day hubbub and family-friendly beaches galore.

Although it claims the best beaches in the Dodecanese (making it an enduringly popular holiday destination), Kos has more to offer besides sandy shores. Hike the mountains, soak in hot springs, or venture to ancient ruins to learn about early healing practices. And while there are Corinthian columns, medieval castles, and Hellenistic casas to seek out, factor in time for lazy lunches in tavernas and people-watching along the harbourfront in Kos Town.

Hotels range from petit and chic boltholes to all-singing, all-dancing family resorts. Most take full advantage of the beautiful beaches, whether you want to indulge in some serious R&R or get active and try watersports.

Speak to our Greek island experts about bespoke holidays to Kos.

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Kos Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Kos

Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa

A one-of-a-kind boutique hotel on the island of Kos renowned for its sublime service

Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa

Set by the crystalline waters of an exclusive Blue Flag beach, this resort takes inspiration from...

Diamond Deluxe Hotel

A glamorous, tranquil hotel with an incredible pool, situated on Kos’ northern coast.

Ikos Aria

Set on Kos’s glorious southwest coast, this exclusive gem offers one of the island’s best all-inc...

Grecotel LUXME Kos Imperial

This elegant beachfront resort close to Kos Town has adult-only spaces for couples and a wealth o...

ananea More Meni

The perfect seaside bolthole for peace and space, yet within easy distance of Kos.

Get to know Kos and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.






4 hours


Christianity (majority Greek Orthodox)



Where is Kos?
Closer to Turkey than mainland Greece, Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea, a gaggle of sun-drenched isles renowned for their sandy beaches.

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Kos Town
The island’s lively capital is peppered with ancient Greek ruins, and there’s a 15th-century castle overlooking the harbour. But modern life thrives in Kos Town, with vibrant bars, cafes, and a busy waterfront area.

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Island villages
Swap the buzz of Kos Town and drive to the quieter coastal towns for sleepy seafront tavernas or venture into the mountain villages for a glimpse into authentic local life.

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Aptly named Paradise Beach on the southwest edge of Kos is lapped by clear water where it's easy to find a quiet patch to call your own towards its eastern end. On the north coast, Mastihari Beach is ideal for families, complete with sunbeds and parasols.

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Thermal springs
Soak in the sulfuric waters where the water of Kos’ Therma Hot Springs emerges into the sea, said to have abundant therapeutic benefits — or a relaxing time nevertheless!

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Hellenistic heritage
Discover the Asklepieion, the ruins of an ancient healing temple where Hippocrates practised — plus a museum that tells the broader story of Kos’ Hellenistic heritage.

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Food & drink
As you might expect from a Greek island, there are plenty of opportunities to feast on traditional dishes in local tavernas, but there’s also a distinct Italian influence on Kos.

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Kos Weather

May - Oct