This small island in the Dodecanese manages to pack in plenty to keep visitors occupied. Kos is an island of contrasts, with brash and bustling resorts giving way to more rustic charms as you move inland.
Weekly flights available with First Choice, Thomas Cook and Thomson during the summer season.
Things to do in Kos
Visit Nisyros, a small volcanic island to the south of Kos
A popular day trip destination, the Nisyros island volcano is still active and the most recent activity was an explosion in 1888. The island also boasts four uninhabited monasteries, a medieval castle and ‘soumada’ a non-alcoholic almond, tomato and honey cordial.
Explore Asklepieion, one of the most important classical sites in Greece
Built in 300 BC after the death of Hippocrates, Asklepieion was dedicated to the healing of the sick according to the practices of the father of modern medicine.
See the Venetian Castle of the Knights of Saint John
Built in the 15th century, the Venetian Castle can be admired in the capital of Kos and provides a fine example of defensive architecture at the time.
Have fun at the Lido Water Park
With so many slides to chose from, there is something for everyone from the young to the young at heart at this fabulous water park.
Go mountain biking at Kardamena
Hire a bike or join a tour, from the beginner to the serious cyclist, there are many tracks which make mountain biking the perfect way to see the beautiful island of Kos.