Kos Holidays 2022/2023

Holidays to Kos 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.

Kos Holiday Deals 2022/2023

From beaches to bars

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 experience on their Greece package 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.

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: Approx 34,000

Religion: Greek Orthodox


Agios Fokas

Kos Island's Agios Fokas is a little different to what you might expect from Greece. The sand on its magnificent beach is black – not white or golden – and it feels a little more cosmopolitan than other small villages around, due to its proximity to Kos Town itself. So if you're looking for something out of the ordinary but with that gorgeous Greek charm the country is famous for, Agios Fokas might be the perfect place.

Helona Beach

Helona Beach is all about relaxation, peace and quiet – the ideal holiday destination for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and sink into a blissfully unique and idyllic Greek town. Plus, if you do want lively nightlife, you're just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Kardamena, offering you the best of both worlds.


Kos' party capital, Kardamena lives up to its reputation with a thriving nightlife scene and clubs and bars open all night long. But there's much more than late night parties here, like Kardamena's white sandy beach and family waterpark – both of which make it a popular choice for Greece package holidays.


Two stunning bases make up the lovely resort town of Kefalos. Take a stroll back through time as you explore Kefalos' old town cobble streets and historic buildings, or soak up the sun in its blossoming coastal region with restaurants and watersports galore.

Kos Town

Kos Town boasts a massive array of varied activities from historic ruins, to relaxed boat trips and steamy hot springs. This vibrant town has over 150 restaurants and numerous nightlife venues to keep you entertained and well fed throughout Kos holidays.


The quiet resort of Lambi lets you lose the crowds and unwind on a scenic, white sand beach, lined with beach bars and tavernas that are typical of holidays to Greece. You can cycle through the countryside with ease along flat paths or travel to the capital Kos Town, just minutes away.


Holidays to Kos become a more relaxing experience when you stay in Marmari. Here you'll find only a scattering of hotels and traditional Greek tavernas surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty. Holidaymakers come here to enjoy the peaceful stretch of beautiful, clean sand and stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Just 15 minutes from Kos Town, you'll be close enough to join in on the nightlife but far enough away to enjoy the quiet serenity of this small resort.


Mastichari holidays offer the optimal combination of thrills and relaxation. Both adults and children will love the rides and entertainment at the Lido Waterpark, and enjoy unwinding on one of the most beautiful stretches of white sand in all of Kos.


Psalidi holidays offer a peaceful getaway to a beautiful natural location, away from the buzzing atmosphere of its busy next door neighbour Kos Town. Enjoy the numerous watersports on offer down at the sea or try one of the authentic Greek restaurants along Psalidi's promenade.


The scenic coastal town of Tingaki, also known as Tigaki, has a tranquil feel to its surroundings, with quiet stretches of sand and uncrowded streets. Holidays here are soaked in serenity so this little town is an ideal spot for anyone who wants to get away from the busy resorts. Choose this as your base for Kos holidays and you'll be welcomed by a secluded spot that is separated from the rest of the island by large areas of natural greenery.

History to uncover

Kos can trace its history back to the 11th century BC. Its deep Grecian roots are still displayed today, with historic ruins and castles scattered around the island. Near Kardamena, you can visit the Antimachia Castle. Built by the knights of St. John in the 14th century, the outer walls of the castle still stand strong today and you can take in spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and other tiny Greek islands.

Another must-see for history enthusiasts is the Castle of Neratzia. This massive structure is perched on a small island joined to Kos Town by a bridge. It was constructed out of local stone by the same knights of St. John. Other historical attractions around Kos include the Hippocrates plane tree, the Roman Odeum, and several excavation sites.

24 Hours of fun

There are numerous beaches around Kos’ coastline, all with a wide variety of watersports available, including windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Plus there are rental boats and sailing tours you can take advantage of in order to explore the island and discover the wonders of the Aegean Sea with your experienced Greek guides.

Kos’ Aquatica Water Park is a huge tourist destination for families enjoying a Kos All Inclusive hotel stay. Even big kids at heart will want a wild day out on the epic slides, kamikazes, and tube rides. The nightlife in Kos is diverse and varies from resort to resort. The smaller town’s quiet taverns and beach bars give you a chance to unwind under the stars with a glass of wine and nibbles of baklava.

For a more upbeat nightlife scene head to Kos Town and Kardamena where you’ll find an array of venues open to the wee hours of the morning, like wild nightclubs and karaoke bars. Kardamena’s well-named Bar Street is a great place for your pre-drink venues, and when these begin to close just make your way to the harbour’s busy nightclub strip.

Culinary delights

Kos is an island soaked in Greek culture and tradition and this resonates throughout its culinary dishes and restaurants. A large percentage of the eateries here are authentic Greek tavernas that serve up traditional meals like souvlaki and moussaka.

There’s plenty of choice around the island for where to eat, especially in the larger resorts where you’ll be able to find Italian and British cuisine as well as endless seafood joints and several Mediterranean restaurants.

Shopping excursions

Kardamena and Kos Town are the places to visit if you’re looking for a large shopping district. Kos Town’s Eleftherias Square is home to numerous gift shops and locally-owned boutiques stocked with clothing and souvenirs. The large indoor market next door makes a great afternoon of browsing through handmade crafts, jewellery and locally-grown produce.