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Kos

Information about Kos

Planning a Kos island holiday? Let our articles give you some insight on what to expect. From nightlife to family activities, we show you the best hangouts, the sunniest beaches and the most exciting waterparks. We also give you a crash course in local history and culture, so you know which of this island's sites are worth a place in your photo album.

What's the Weather Like in Kos?
What's the Weather Like in Kos?

If you're looking for a Greek island escape, you'll find that Kos is a tough one to beat for a winning combination of secluded retreats, active nights out, fine wines and great beaches.

Things to do with kids in Kos
Things to do with kids in Kos

Kos might be known for its quiet atmosphere that's heavy on relaxation, but it's still an island destination that has plenty to offer kids and families alike. Outside of its beaches is a patchwork of historical sites, endless scenic landscapes and just as many ways to explore them.

Waterparks on the Island of Kos
Waterparks on the Island of Kos

Famed for its abundance of sandy beaches along its sun-drenched coastline, Kos is brimming with action packed days out away from the golden sands.

Kos' historical sights and cultural days out
Kos' historical sights and cultural days out

The small island of Kos is home to a wealth of historical sights from ancient ruins to churches, cathedrals and castles. If you're heading out for a day of exploring make sure you wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking and pack plenty of water and sun cream, as during the summer months temperatures can soar.

A clubber's guide to Kardamena and Kos Town
A clubber's guide to Kardamena and Kos Town

Kos might be pint-sized as far as islands go, but it's by and large the liveliest of the Dodecanese family, at least where nightlife is concerned. Kardamena and Kos Town are its after-hours leaders, with a flush of bars and clubs to rival other Greek island biggies.