Kos holidays pack it all in, with historic Grecian structures, a lively nightlife scene and family-friendly attractions. For a small island, there's plenty to see and do. Whether you're looking for a quiet stretch of beach or a bustling shopping centre, there's a resort for you.
The 40-kilometre long island of Kos is bursting with activities and attractions for holiday-goers, including striking white beaches, historic ruins, exciting water parks and vibrant nightlife.
Most of the small resorts here focus on relaxation and provide a quiet getaway. But for those who are looking for a livelier holiday Kos' capital Kos Town and the resort of Kardamena are thriving metropolises. Both towns have an active nightlife scene and bring young people from all over Europe who want to experience their 24-hour bars and clubs.
Known as the party capital of Kos, Kardamena is the place to visit if you are looking for a good night out on the town in its dance clubs, karaoke bars and Greek tavernas. A family-friendly resort, Kardamena is also home to the Aquatica Water Park and a selection of sandy beaches.
Kos's capital is a vibrant city with over 150 restaurants, a huge shopping district and an epic nightlife scene. The 15th century castle of Neratzi is located on the waterfront and is a must-see for any history buffs. Or visit the Hippocrates tree where the founder of medicine is said to have taught his students. The Embrose Therma geothermal hot springs can also be found here.
Lambi is all about the beach. This stretch of sand is over a kilometre long and has several hotels situated right next to the sand. The region here is flat, making this area ideal for cyclists who wish to explore Lambi's natural beauty, and for walkers who want to make the trek on foot along the coast to Tingaki Village.
The small resort of Marmari has a long sandy beach that attracts visitors who are staying in nearby Kos Town and want a secluded spot to sunbathe. There are also several traditional tavernas and cafes along the coastline. Activities are low key, such as volleyball and horse riding, or head into the capital for shops and clubs.
This traditional Greek town has long expanses of pure white sand and numerous historic sites and ruins to discover, including an early Christian basilica. One of the most popular attractions here though is the Lido Waterpark, where you can cool down on the slides and rides.
This sleepy resort just outside the capital has a backdrop of greenery and sweeping hills. Holidays here comprise of unwinding on the white sand beach and taking in the natural beauty of the area. The beach in Psalidi is ideal for watersports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kite surfing due to its surf.
Tingaki is a small, scenic coastal town with quiet stretches of sand and uncrowded streets. Colourful flowers and foliage spring up around the town, creating a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts. The coastline and natural landscape around Tingaki give visitors a taste of authentic unspoilt Greek life with its slow place and easy-going atmosphere.