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Getting to, from and around Kos

Kos airport is actually more in the centre of the island, about 25km from Kos Town. Flying here is relatively easy, with direct flights from the UK taking around four hours, and options from regional airports like Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Edinburgh. During the summer months, there will be more flight options to cater for the influx in holidaymakers flocking to the island for their summer holiday, but airlines to take a look at including Jet2, easyJet and TUI.

Once you've arrived on the island, public transport is possible although not always that easy, especially if you're staying in a much quieter area. One of the best and cheapest options is to organise an airport coach transfer before you travel, and depending on who you book with, this may already be included in the cost of your package. If you aren't really planning to explore much further than your hotel's local area, then this can be a great choice.

If you are planning to get out and explore the island's little fishing villages and quiet beaches, opting for a hire car could be best. If you book in advance, car hire can be fairly affordable and you can pick it up from the airport. Some of the more popular and bigger areas may also have car hire options once you've arrived.

Things to do in Kos

The island of Kos has plenty to see, do and enjoy, whatever you like to enjoy on holiday.

Kos Town

Kos Town is the main town on the island and where you'll find many,shops, bars and restaurants, and green spaces around the marina. It's here you'll also find Neratzia Castle, the ruins of a 14th century fortress, once used to protect the island and the waterways between Kos and Turkey. If you love history, there's plenty of it in Kos Town to discover.


The island has some fantastic beaches, from popular Lambi beach in the north to quieter hidden gems like Magic Beach further south. If you have a car and prefer the quieter beaches, the south of the island offers some beautiful spots for a more peaceful day by the sea.

Where to stay in Kos

If you like being around the hustle and bustle of a tourist resort, Kos Town is definitely an area to look at staying. If you like a bit of nightlife too, Kardamena is also a good option.

Dotted all around the island's coastline are a large number of independent and chain hotels and resorts that are well contained, offering pools, plenty of food options, entertainment and activities to keep everyone entertained. The north coast is a great option for this, allowing you to be not too far away from Kos town if you fancy jumping in a taxi for a day trip.

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