Kos Holidays 2024/2025

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 sits pretty in the gorgeous blue Aegean Sea and boasts a warm climate that’ll have you tanning in no time. Couple this with the abundance of activities and luxurious hotels, it’ll be a holiday to remember. Browse all of our cheap Kos holidays to get the full Greek experience for less.

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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. Something for everyone.

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 Greek 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.

Holidays to Kos can be light on the wallet but always heavy on the fun. Visit at the end of September and into April and you’re bound to some cheap Kos holidays to suit even the smallest of budgets. This is considered Kos’ off season so you’ll see cheaper prices and much less crowds.

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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. While you’re there, you’d be wise to note the large tree at the entrance – that’s Hippocrates’ Tree, where the famous philosopher used to lecture back in the day.

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 includes the Roman Odeum, and several excavation sites.

You’ll tend to find entrance fees are either incredibly affordable or non-existent for these impressive historic sites, so they should certainly be on your holiday itinerary.

Days out in Kos

There are numerous spectacular 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. Beach days are the ideal days for low or no spending – so perfect for those seeking out cheap holidays to Kos. Simply pack up your bag, pick a spot and let the day go by. You could spend hours lazing about, paddling in the sea with the kids, and enjoying the views.

Paradise beach in Kefalos is exactly how it sounds. Offering fine white sand, calm waters and plenty of parasols and sunbeds to rent, what more could you want? You’ll also find restaurants and bar lining the sand here so you could spend breakfast to dinner quite happy.

If you’re looking to get a bit more active, Kos’ Aquatica Water Park is a huge tourist attraction for families enjoying their Kos holiday. Even big kids at heart will want a wild day out on the epic slides, kamikazes, and tube rides.

Another great day out, particularly for those who love a good view, is the abundance of hiking and biking trails available. The rugged landscape and clifftop paths offer picturesque views across the Aegean Sea and make for some quite romantic spots just the two of you. Lambi, just north of Kos Town, is a great spot for finding quiet trails.

Let's party

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. All Inclusive hotels in Kos tend to have fun evening entertainment that can be great for families too.

For a more upbeat nightlife scene head to Kos Town and Kardamena’s nightlife scene 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 busy nightclub strip in the harbour.

There’s plenty on offer for everyone, whether you prefer it laid back, or you’re ready to stay up until sunrise, and no matter the budget. Cheap Kos holidays, All Inclusive, luxury or family holidays, Kos offers it all.

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. Even if just window shopping, the market is definitely worth a visit!