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.
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, this destination is popular with those aged 18 to 30. Spend your nights checking out the venues on Bar Street and listening to the world class DJs. Other than clubbing, there's a three-kilometre-long beach and waterpark for the little ones.
With numerous white sand coasts Kefalos is a beach lover's ideal holiday. Paraside Beach is known for its epic watersport facilities like jet skiing and water skiing. After you've dried off you can walk through the cobbled streets and visit Kefalos' 4th-century basilica.
Kos' capital is a cosmopolitan city set in a historic area with Roman ruins and a 15th-century castle as its background. There are endless things to see and do including beaches, a bustling marina, museums, nightlife venues and the famous Hippocrates Tree.
Lambi's idyllic scenery of olive trees and wild flowers makes this quiet resort a hidden treasure. The great outdoors are cherished here, and visitors can walk along the kilometre long unspoilt coastline or try the cycle route to the nearby village of Tingaki.
15 minutes from the capital city, Marmari is a quiet base for those who want to be close enough to Kos Town to enjoy the nightlife but far enough away to get a decent night's sleep. Enjoy windsurfing and horseback riding on the pristine beach and eating at waterfront restaurants.
This traditional fishing village with brightly painted houses has recently been developed with holidays in mind. Children will love spending the day at the Lido Waterpark, and adults at the Hippocrates Garden Cultural Center. You can also take a ferry from Mastichari's harbour to Kalymnos.
Psalidi boasts a backdrop of sweeping hills and natural beauty. Its V-shaped beach is home to a multitude of watersports including scuba diving, windsurfing and snorkelling. In the evening you can enjoy walking along the seaside promenade, shopping in boutiques and eating at the many restaurants.
Tingaki gives you a feel for authentic Greek life. With a six-kilometre long beach and a constant onshore breeze Tingaki is a terrific place for watersport activities or just lounging in the sunshine. Everything's right on the seafront including a shopping area, restaurants and cafes.