- 7 Nights,
29 Jul 2015
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- London Gatwick
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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.
This resort offers tourists the chance to relax on a number of beaches across the southern coastline of Kos. Kefalos itself is split between two areas: the old town towards the hills and the beach area down near Kamari Bay.
Across the many beaches you can enjoy a range of water sports on the waves or take it slow on the sunbeds on the sand. Nearby Paradise Beach offers the chance to take your own boat out to enjoy a day on the Aegean Sea.
There is a great choice of restaurants and tavernas in Kefalos with many flavours counted for but the Greek options are too good to turn down.
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.
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.
Holidays to Kos are accompanied by a terrific climate for a solid six months of the year. From April to November the average day time temperatures reach at least 20C while the height of summer peaks at 32C.
The summer is Kos's busiest season but the island is very accommodating with a thorough programme of festivals and events, particularly in Kos Town. The capital celebrates the father of modern medicine Hippocrates with two months of traditional performances as well as an annual yacht race off the coast.
This family attraction is Kos's only major water park and it is central to the island so you can enjoy a day out here no matter where you're staying. Close to Kardamena, this attraction features slides and play areas suitable for all ages. Some of the larger slides will test the mettle of even the seasoned sliders.
This natural hot spring lies between Kos Town and Psalidi and you can reach the site via long walks from both towns. The earth heats this rock pool up to 40C and you're free to bathe in its natural goodness. Arrive early because the crowds pick up after midday.
There are many areas of ancient ruins around Kos Town but the central castle can't be ignored. Sitting by Zouroudi Beach, this 15th century structure is a fascinating space to walk around and through. It can be enjoyed at all times of the year regardless of weather.
There is a wide array of beaches along the south west coast of Kos and Kefalos is in an ideal location for you to enjoy them all. As well as Kamari Bay, you can try Paradise Beach, Exotic Beach and Camel Beach among others.
Found in the centre of the capital, Kos Town, this main square is filled with terrific shops and restaurants to enjoy. Right next door is an indoor market that is another great place to pick up an authentic Kos item or local produce. The combination makes Kos Town the best shopping resort on the island.
Not only is a long walk through Plaka Forest a welcome respite from the sun, it is also a beautiful area full of fascinating wildlife and many colourful birds. There are a number of tour operators by Kos Town and Tingaki that offer guided tours around this natural habitat.