Ikos Aria 

A new era of all-inclusive

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

It’s all about the wow-factor at Ikos Aria. Located on a powder-soft beach opposite a small islet, it’s modern in design, with clean lines and cool beach club influences, yet unmistakably Greek: the snowy tones and crisp hints of colour reflect the region’s white-washed buildings and azure-blue roofs. But the staff here don’t want you to spend your entire stay at the resort; they actively encourage you to get out and explore the island on a Local Drive Adventure, where you’ll get the keys to a complimentary Tesla for a day and have the chance to discover hidden-away beaches, charming hilltop villages and local tavernas. Back at the resort, there’s a peaceful spa, five swimming pools and both kids’ and teens’ clubs, all fronted by a stretch of sun-kissed sand. You’ll also find more restaurants than there are days of the week, so you can change up your dining destinations and never have the same dish twice (unless you want to, of course).

Why we love Ikos Aria

  • It’s a cool, stylish resort set on a pristine beach on Kos’s southwest coast.

  • You get tons of inclusions under the Infinite Lifestyle concept, from non-motorised watersports to tennis, mountain biking, fitness classes, nightly entertainment and more.

  • You’ll also get a Local Drive Adventure that gives you a complimentary Tesla for a day, and a Culture Pass offering free tickets to local attractions – from Kos Archaeological Museum to a new age winery where you can taste the produce.

  • There are eight restaurants and they’re all superb, with several menus created by Michelin-starred chefs. Under Ikos’ Dine Out concept, you’ll also get to eat at selected local restaurants too for no extra cost.

5 stars
May - Oct
4 hours
On the south-west coast of Kos, close to Kefalos, the island’s first capital
Approx. 20 minute’s private transfer from Kos airport
Beach, All Inclusive, Suitable for children, Kids club

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



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There are seven à la carte restaurants here, with cuisines spanning Greek, Italian, Asian and beyond, while main restaurant Flavors serves Mediterranean buffets with a focus on fresh local produce. Deluxe Collection guests have exclusive access to Seasons at breakfast and lunch, while all guests can reserve a table here in the evening and enjoy locally sourced, seasonal produce. There’s an array of bars and a nightclub too, and as a real treat, Ikos’ Dine Out programme means you can eat for free at selected local restaurants.

Local gastronomy is the focus at this stylish spot, which dishes up the likes of halloumi with smoked aubergine, grilled calamari with baba ganoush and braised lamb byzanti against a backdrop of sparkling azure.

Aptly named for its focus on seasonal, local produce sourced from sustainable producers, the menu here takes the Med and beyond as inspiration; indulge in the likes of seabass sashimi, shrimp satay, mushroom gnocchi and seafood pasta on a terrace overlooking the Aegean.

Expect croquetas, paellas and richly seasoned meat and seafood dishes at this Spanish-inspired al fresco restaurant.

Michelin-starred chef Anthony Jehanno has brought a slice of Provençal life to Kos at this French eatery, where the likes of Chardonnay mussels, slow-cooked beef and crème brûlée are served in intimate, elegant surroundings. There’s even a quiet area for extra romance.

Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at this elegant open-air restaurant, where Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini has created a menu that blends classic dishes with innovative twists.

Devised by the renowned Chef Thiou, this à la carte restaurant serves Thai curries, seafood dishes and other Asian specialities on a relaxed, scenic terrace.

With a beautiful open-air setting, this contemporary Greek restaurant serves dishes dreamt up by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou; think Skopelos cheese pastries, traditional moussaka and Greek-style risotto with gooey half-baked cookies to finish.

Indulge in fresh, bountiful buffets at this Mediterranean restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an impressive wine list and views over the glittering sea.

Seasons takes fresh locally sourced produce and enhances it with Asian and Latin American flavours.

What's included

Infinite Lifestyle All Inclusive • Breakfast at Flavors, Ouzo, Kos or Fresco • Lunch at Flavors, Ouzo, Kos or Fresco • Dinner at Flavors, Ouzo, Kos, Fresco, Anaya, Provence, Seasons or Oliva (reservations required; opening times vary) • Dine Out Service at designated local restaurants • Extensive selection of wine labels from the Ikos wine cellar • Midday snacks, coffee and tea, sweets and ice cream and selected local and international branded drinks served in several bars (at least one bar is open from 10.00am to 2am)• Beach and pool food and beverage service with drinks, cocktails and snacks served to your sunbed • 24 hour room service • Fully stocked mini bar replenished once a day with branded spirits • Local Drive Adventure: the use of a Tesla Model 3 for a day to explore the island (pre-bookable experience; terms and conditions apply, please ask for details; upgraded Tesla Model Y for Deluxe Collection guests; terms and conditions apply) • Selected land and non-motorised watersports (windsurfing: 1 hour per stay; canoe, pedalo and stand-up paddleboard: 1 x 20mins per pay) • Use of mountain bikes, tennis courts and basketball courts • Fitness programme at the fitness centre • Use of kids’ club (4-12 years) and teens’ club (13-17 years, open during July and August; reservation required) • Live evening shows, daily supervised animation program and group activities.

Take it easy at the Ikos Spa by Anne Semonin, offering treatments by the renowned French brand as well as a heated indoor pool and thermal suite. There’s a fitness studio and cardio training room, plus an impressive range of classes; expect body pump, yoga, aqua aerobics, circuit training, cross training, HIIT, Pilates and more. There are also four floodlit tennis courts.

There’s lots to entertain on land here, with four tennis courts, a five-a-side football pitch, mountain bikes, table tennis and more, plus a wide range of fitness classes. Group activities are also organised each day, from beach volleyball to board games.

Non-motorised watersports such as pedaloes, canoes and stand-up paddleboards are included, and guests get an hour’s windsurfing for free per stay too. For an extra fee there’s Jet Skiing, waterskiing, scuba diving, ringo rides and more, as well as sailing and windsurfing academies. An introductory diving lesson in the pool is also offered for free.

Ikos hotels in Greece have been awarded leading certifications for their commitment to sustainable practices, including Green Key, ISO 22000 & 14001 and Travelife Gold. The company’s Ikos Green Programme focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy use, water conservation, waste minimisation and sustainable procurement, with policies and targets in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals..

The company has invested in a range of features to achieve greener operations, including heat pumps, solar panels, 99% LED lights and aerated flow in all taps and showers. Reducing waste and single-use plastic is also a key focus. The group strives to use locally sourced products where possible. Through partnering with local restaurants under the Dine Out programme, local businesses receive training and support from the company.

IKOS Aria has entertainment for all of the family. From 4 months to 4 years there is the Heroes Crèche with face painting and shell collecting just some of the activities. The Heroes Kids' Club takes care of the 4 to 12 year olds with team sports, arts and crafts whilst Just4Teens offers watersports and cooking lessons.

Along side the regular Ikos Football academy (run by resort staff from Monday to Saturday for kids aged four to 14 years), a handful of Football Escapes academies take place at Ikos resorts throughout the summer holidays. These are run by well-known former professional players are are the perfect holiday activity for budding footballers. Please call us for more details about dates.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 31 Mar-28 October.

Pre-booking the crèche and childcare is required and we recommend making restaurant reservations.

Minimum age 16 years for indoor pool, steam room, sauna and fitness programme.

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