A small Greek island lying off the coast of Turkey, Kos holidays offer terrific beaches mixed with areas of outstanding beauty with the occasional opportunity to party.
Kos is only 40 kilometres long but still manages to evenly distribute a good selection of resorts within. To add to the tourist inhabited areas there are historical ruins, forests and spectacular coastline attractions too.
The capital of Kos is Kos Town and this large resort is a charming area with beaches, a harbour and many impressive structures such as the large castle. Elsewhere many of the resorts are focused on relaxation with the exception being Kardamena that is an active town both day and night.
Holidays to Kos can be enjoyed by couples and families who want to take it slow underneath the Mediterranean sun. Young people from all over Europe flock to Kardamena with its 24 hour bars but even this resort is family friendly with some exciting activities on offer.
The nightlife capital of Kos provides the opportunity to go wild and let loose both day and night. Some of the bars here are 24 hours so you can party whenever you want.
Across the 3km beach there is plenty of space and plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the day while the Aquatica Water Park is another source of holiday thrills.
Inland it is just a short trip to the Antimachia village and castle which is a fascinating site. You can move through the natural areas inland via mountain bikes or horseback.
The capital of Kos stands out from the other resorts on this island as it hosts a terrific blend of historic beauty with exciting night spots.
There are also a number of great beach spots to enjoy in Kos Town as well as exciting boat trips and water sports off the coast. The town's central beach sits peacefully by the walls of a 15th century castle.
The history doesn't stop with the dominating castle as there are a number of ancient ruins to explore while Eleftherias Square has a cool old town vibe but also offers great shops, restaurants and markets to enjoy.
Psalidi allows you to enjoy the perks and excitement of Kos Town while staying in a separate and altogether quieter resort not far away.
This town has everything needed to be an appealing resort in its own right with a great beach, wonderful bars and tavernas all set along an attractive beach front. Within walking distance is the natural hot springs of Embros Therme which you are free to bathe in.
Behind Psalidi there are fantastic natural paths and routes to walk or cycle along. Many people hire a bike and cycle towards Kos Town.
You won't find a bigger beach in Kos than the 6km stretch of Tingaki. This vast area along the north coast is a fantastic space to enjoy the sunshine from sunrise to sunset.
The beach offers different water sports to sample and if you look past the wave riders you can see mainland Turkey in the distance. Behind the resort is a vast area of natural beauty too with rolling green hills hiding lakes, villages and hamlets.
The capital of Kos is just 11km away and many people hire a bike in Kos Town to see Tingaki's beach. Feel free to rent a bike and make the reverse trip.