The stunning island of Kos is home to 112km of idyllic coastline, all decorated by gorgeous powdery sands, clear blue lapping water and a real buzz of excitement and escapism, ensuring that Kos holidays are a memorable and indulgent experience. While much of the island’s lure is based around the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea, you’ll find various other captivating elements of the island available to explore, including an insight into the world of Ancient Greece.
Due to its close proximity to Turkey, Kos provides a great bridge between Greek and Turkish ideals, best discovered in the delectable culinary scene on the island, enjoyed in beachfront tavernas or on bustling streets in Kos Town. Action and adventure is key during holidays to Kos, whether that is embraced on the waters of the Aegean or within the rolling mountains of the island’s immense inland landscapes.
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Beach Bum Lifestyle
Indulging in the beach lifestyle simply comes naturally in Kos, with countless beaches and beach resorts to choose from, offering everything from serenity and relaxation on the sand to thrills and action in the water. In addition to the lure of the sand and sea, the resorts are also decked out with great hotels, wonderful eateries and vibrant bars, providing the perfect base for your holidays in Kos. Psalidi is a great place to base yourself, offering superb dining in an idyllic setting, as well as being on the doorstep of one of the island’s top nature parks – perfect for trekking.
Kos is scattered with idyllic beach holiday settings from the long stretches of sandy beaches in Kardamena, to the white sand and shingle beach at Paradise Beach in Kefalos, with its shallow and warm waters providing perfect swimming conditions for children on your beach holiday, while Mastichari promises even more indulgence on the sand. If you’re looking for calmer waters and a less vibrant atmosphere, family-friendly beaches can also be found at Tingaki and Lambi Beach in Kos Town. Water sports are readily available during your holidays to Kos, with everything from snorkelling and sailing to kite-surfing and windsurfing, providing avenues of action for those that find it tough to sit still on the beach.
A Flavour of Ancient Greece
If you’re after a great cultural experience, the island has a number of historical sites that you simply can’t miss. Head to the medieval castle and famous windmill in Kefalos and the Greek and Roman ruins scattered throughout Kos Town, such as the ancient Odeon, the Roman House and the ancient Gymnasium. The whitewashed buildings of Kos Town and its fantastic range of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs combined with these ancient attractions result in a mesmerising location on the island.
In addition to the sites dotted around Kos Town, holidays in Kos holds many more secrets and treasures of bygone eras, displaying important examples of Greek history and giving history buffs and culture vultures lots of things to do. Make sure you pay a visit to the breath-taking Asklepion - once a training place for Hippocrates, the impressive Paleo Pili and the intriguing Knights of St. John Castle, all before relaxing after your day of exploration and discovery in one of the island’s great spas during your Kos holidays.