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Kos Holidays

The island of Kos can offer the perfect holiday to suit your needs, from thrill seekers looking for water sport activities, to those looking for a quiet beach holiday, from those looking for a party scene with good nightlife to those looking for a traditional taste of Greece in quiet villages, the resorts of Kos offer all the above and varying degrees of everything in between. In short holidays to Kos have something for everyone.

With over 290 kilometres of coastline Kos can boast a variety of magnificent beaches, secluded coves and charming harbours. The interior of the island also offers picturesque views of traditional white washed villages on green hillsides and fields of olive grove trees. Between May and October the temperature on Kos is rarely below 20 degrees Celsius and often closer to 30 degrees Celsius in July and August making Kos holidays perfect for some summer sun.

The different resorts on Kos offer their own attractions, charm and atmosphere. Kardamena is famous for its nightlife and water sports and is therefore popular with the younger crowd looking to party the night away. Kos town is also popular with young revellers but with other activities, facilities and historic points of interest to offer Kos town attracts a broader spectrum of visitors. Resorts like Psalidi and Mastichari are a bit more low key than Kardamena and Kos town and are perfect for relaxing family holidays. For those looking for a really quiet and relaxing holiday then Agios Fokas is the perfect resort.

Overall Kos is the perfect destination for a summer holiday whatever type of holiday you want. Offering something for old and young alike and perfect for family holidays why not book your 2021 and 2022 holiday to Kos with Holidaygems.co.uk today.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Euro
Language: Greek
Local Time: GMT+2
Flight time: Approx. 4 Hour flight from UK


Destinations

Kalymnos

The holiday island of Kalymnos is an ideal spot for anyone seeking a true taste of Greece. Located to the north of Kos, this charming destination is perfect for both relaxation and exploration, with much to discover in the way of culture and scenery.

Visitors to Kalymnos can also expect beautiful beaches, a host of outdoor activities and an abundance of laid-back tavernas, bars and restaurants serving up mouth-watering Greek delicacies.

Kardamena

The colourful resort of Kardamena is a great choice for a lively holiday on the glorious shores of Kos.

Situated on the island’s southeast coast, Kardamena has plenty to offer visitors, with a long sandy beach, water sports galore and land activities aplenty.

This sun-drenched destination is also home to a myriad of bars and nightclubs, making it a superb pick for a party.

Things to enjoy on Kos Holidays

Kos holidays are perfect for water sports enthusiasts, resorts like Kardamena offer excellent water sports facilities including jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving among the most popular. Another popular activity for those on holidays to Kos is a boat trip to one of the surrounding islands or to the nearby coastline of Turkey, a particularly popular trip is to the volcanic island of Nissyros. For those who prefer their activities on dry land then other popular activities on Kos holidays include cycling, walking and hiking all excellent ways to take in some of the amazing views the island has to offer.

For those interested in history Kos offers some intriguing attractions, the most important archaeological site is the Sanctuary of Asklepios with ruins of temples and baths, standing on a hill this offers great views of the area and Turkey. The island has many historic sites and monuments from ancient Greece and Roman eras; perhaps the finest example from Roman history in Kos is the Casa Roman: a restored third century Roman villa. The Castle of the Knights in Kos town is another point of interest, this fourteenth century fort was built as defence against the Ottoman empire advances. Another point of interest for many visitors to Kos is Hippocrates’s Plane Tree, the oldest tree in Europe this is the site where Hippocates taught his students the art of Medicine. For an overall view of the history and archaeological finds on Kos museum in Kos town offers a wonderful array of artifacts.

For those on family holidays to Kos then a trip to the Aqua land is a must to keep kids of all ages entertained. For those looking for a more relaxing activity why not visit the hot springs of Thermes for some hydrotherapy.

Kos holidays can offer an array of activities, so visitors on holidays to Kos can do as much or as little as they choose. Relaxing on the beaches and enjoying an evening meal in one of the restaurants on one of the beautifully lit marinas with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea are often activity enough for many holidaymakers.

Beach Holidays in Kos

Kos is an excellent choice for anyone seeking an unforgettable beach holiday.

This wonderful island is home to glorious sandy shores, charming coves and picture-perfect seascapes that you won’t want to miss.

There is a beach to please absolutely every holiday need, whether you are visiting with family, friends or a loved one.

If you’re travelling with children or teenagers in tow, you’ll want to find a spot that offers plenty of activities and water sport options.

Paradise Beach is a superb pick, with shallow, calm water and plenty to do. You’ll also find a variety of tavernas and cafes lining the shore.

Tigaki Beach is another great spot for families, with crystal-clear sea and activities aplenty.

If it’s water sports you’re after then Kefalos Beach has plenty to offer, with jet-skiing, water-skiing, wind surfing and banana boats rides waiting to be enjoyed.

Mastichari and Marmari beaches also provide other options for families and water sports enthusiasts, with both offering picturesque scenery and plenty to do.

For a livelier beach experience during your Kos holiday, you should definitely head to Kardamena Beach. Here you’ll find an excellent water sports provision, along with a variety of bars and tavernas for when you’re in need of a little liquid refreshment.

If peace and quiet is more your thing, then Kavo Paradiso Beach is well worth seeking out. This secluded stretch of golden sand offers stunning scenery and is an ideal spot for couples looking to enjoy a serene day relaxing by the sea.

Things to do on a family holiday in Kos

Lido Waterpark

Go wild in the water with a visit to Lido Waterpark. Here you’ll find a host of thrilling slides and chutes, as well as a lazy river, wave pool and water games for little ones. The park also features a number of restaurants and bars, while holidaymakers can pick up a souvenir at the on-site shop.

Go Kart Kardamena

Prove you’re the fastest in the family with a high-speed showdown on the track at Go Kart Kardamena. This superb venue is an ideal choice for an unforgettable day of racing, with spectators also welcome to cheer on the action.

Melissa Honey

Treat the family to something sweet during you holiday to Kos with a visit to the Melissa Honey Factory. Visitors will not only get to learn about beekeeping and how honey is produced, but also get to sample some of the product. The attraction also has its own café and shop, for those who can’t get enough of the delicious liquid gold.

Things to do on a couples holiday in Kos

Set sail on the Aegean Sea

Spend a glorious day at sea together, taking in the wonderful scenery, sunbathing and even enjoying a dip in the glistening blue water. A number of cruise options are available to suit every need and occasion.

Pay a visit to Plaka forest

Enjoy a tranquil day out with that special someone in the pine forest of Plaka. As well as being an ideal spot for a romantic stroll, you’ll also be able to spot strutting peacocks and beautiful butterflies.

Spend a day at the spa

If it’s pure relaxation you crave during your Kos holiday, then you can’t beat a day at the spa. A number of hotels on the island offer wellness facilities where you can enjoy a host of divine treatments and massages.

Things to do on a group holiday in Kos

Paintball

Bring out the action hero in you during a fun-packed paintball battle in the sun. Team up with your pals in a thrilling activity that’s sure to be enjoyed by all

Party the night away

Kos is a great destination for nightlife, with plenty of clubs and bars to choose from, especially in Kos Town and Kardamena. Whatever your taste in music, there’s something for everyone, with the entertainment lasting into the small hours.

Water Sports Fun

Head out into the waves to sample some of the thrilling water sports the island of Kos has to offer. There’s plenty to choose from, including jet-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and kitesurfing.

Things to do on a solo holiday in Kos

People watch in Eleftherias Square

Located in Kos Town, Eleftherias Square is a real social hub. As such, it is a great spot to sit outside a taverna or café with a refreshing drink in hand and watch the world go by.

Sample the local cuisine

Don’t miss out on the many delicacies served up on the island. You’ll find plenty of sweet and savoury treats on offer, including katimeria, a traditional pastry dessert, and pligouri, which is made with wheat and usually comes with pork.

Get on your bike to see the sights

Kos is a fantastic place to explore by bike, with endless cycle paths and scenic routes taking in pretty countryside, historic landmarks and beautiful beaches. You’re also sure to find a few charming tavernas or inviting cafes along the way.

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