Kos island is considered one of the hottest party islands in Greece. Besides the party scene though, it has so much more to offer than just that.
Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, which was born on the island around 460 B.C. and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos. Kos is an island which offers many choices. You can either spend your entire holiday on a quiet beach at a beautiful traditional greek village or party all night in the many restaurants, bars and clubs. The island offers some of the best restaurants which cater to all possible taste desires. It offers a variance on all different types of cuisines.
Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos . It lies between the islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, plus it's only 20min away by boat from Bodrum Turkey. Kos is considered a top touristy and popular island after Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes.
Kos has so many interesting places to discover that visitor's needs are almost entirely covered - appealing mountainous villages, excellent touristy infrastructure, superb beaches of all sizes, shapes and colours. The island of Kos is truly a place to explore. There are beautiful beaches all over Kos - some of them accessible by bicycle and some by car or scooters.
The town and capital of Kos is situated to the NE of the island. It is not a large town but its wide walking streets, the hundreds of palm trees, the well designed town, and the constant surrounding of culture give a magical feeling.
The island offers many archaeological sites in and around town, Kos is the ideal place for walking or cycling. There is a great variety of modern tourist shops, mini markets, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. The harbor is undeniably the center of attraction with many excursion boats, yachts, and traditional fishing boats.
For those who want to stay close to town, there are loads of public beaches within walking distance, offering many facilities for all ages and a great selection of water sports. The island boasts with villages well known for their beauty. Some of the villages are: Kefalos, Kardamena, Mastihari, Marmari, Zia, Pyli, and Tingaki.
Kos is definitely the liveliest island of the Dodecanese, offering a wide selection of nightclubs and bars for all musical tastes.
The most popular beach on Kos is Paradise beach. A long beautiful sandy beach located about 40km out of town.
You won't be disappointed if you want to party a lot during your holidays. Kos is reputed for being one of the best party islands, with many bars and clubs, as well as beachparties & poolparties. Most of the bars are in Kos town, and the most popular place is Barstreet.
Because it is such a popular island, tattoos, jewellery, ceramics, leather belts, sandals, clothes, textiles, embroideries, copies of ancient artworks, paintings, icons, local wine, honey and things for the beach and much, much more are easily found everywhere on the island. A nice place to visit is the Public Market and the Old Town both located in the center of Kos town.
There are good bus connections to many of the villages and beaches, as well as taxis, cars and bicycles for rent. You can also do your sightseeing around Kos town with the small train that stops at the port. There are also daily cruises to Turkey, Pserimos and other near by islands.
Kos has its own airport so you can get a direct flight. The island is also connected with the rest of the Dodecanese with ferries and Catamarans, as well as Mykonos, Rhodes, Paros, Simi, Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Tinos and Athens , and Piraeus.
Radio Taxi Kos: +30 2242 0 23333 or 23334
First Aid: +30 22420 22300
Police: +30 22420 49333
Tourist Police: +30 22420 26666