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A holiday to Kos can be many things. Yes, you can book yourself an all inclusive fortnight of sun and singing your heart out in the bars of Bar Street. But you can also flit here as part of an island hopping scamper around the Dodecanese. Or perhaps just set foot ashore for 8 hours as part of a cruise. Better still, find yourself a mid-sized hotel that’s just a little off the beaten track and have a good old rummage through Kos and its many different sides. Harbour-side cocktails always get our vote. Though, you’ll want to rack up some culture points in the castles, ruins and archaeological spots first.

Hiking in the mountains might be a tough ask when there are little known coves chilling on the coastline. Combine the two and your Kos holiday starts to edge ever further towards Greek adventure territory. Final Kos holiday tips? Marvel at the architecture in Little Venice. Never say no when your gut instinct draws you to a taverna wafting out home cooking aromas. And, however jaw-dropping the coastal views are, do pay a visit to the Dikeos mountains.

Kos

A holiday to Kos can be many things. Yes, you can book yourself an all inclusive fortnight of sun and singing your heart out in the bars of Bar Street. But you can also flit here as part of an island hopping scamper around the Dodecanese. Or perhaps just set foot ashore for 8 hours as part of a cruise. Better still, find yourself a mid-sized hotel that’s just a little off the beaten track and have a good old rummage through Kos and its many different sides. Harbour-side cocktails always get our vote. Though, you’ll want to rack up some culture points in the castles, ruins and archaeological spots first.

Hiking in the mountains might be a tough ask when there are little known coves chilling on the coastline. Combine the two and your Kos holiday starts to edge ever further towards Greek adventure territory. Final Kos holiday tips? Marvel at the architecture in Little Venice. Never say no when your gut instinct draws you to a taverna wafting out home cooking aromas. And, however jaw-dropping the coastal views are, do pay a visit to the Dikeos mountains.

   
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Soundtrack of the city

A slice of Kos...

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    3 course meal for 2: £36.50

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    A regular cappuccino: £2.17

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    A medium beer: £2.74

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.92

A slice of Kos...

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    3 course meal for 2: £36.50

  • null

    A regular cappuccino: £2.17

  • null

    A medium beer: £2.74

  • null

    One-way (Local Transport): £1.92

Soundtrack of the city

Kos climes…

For all out sunbathing and summer vibes, Kos’s peak summer runs from June to September. Though May and October chart some more than acceptable temperatures. Winters are mild, though most tourist-aimed businesses tend to be seasonal. January usually notches up a chilly-by-comparison 13°C.

Discover the real Kos

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in more than your fair share of gyros and fries on Kos. Unless, of course, that’s your exclusive menu for a fortnight. Why? Because excellent food and drink options are plentiful. Tables with views, exciting new fusion cuisine and a smattering of local Kos recipes make this island a place to indulge – with a little variety mixed in.

Greek antiquities are so liberally scattered on Kos, we feel almost foolish for suggesting you see them. There’s little choice in the matter. But do dig around for the best archaeological treasures. Obvious itinerary item out of the way, we’ve notched up some of Kos’ lesser known hits to get your to do list started.

Let’s start with the beaches. On Kos, they are numerous and ranging wildly in quality, so you might need a helping hand there. But, naturally, we don’t stop there. We’ve got insider tips to guide you to the best or better parts of Kos. And, occasionally, we’ll just nudge you in the right direction – to avoid any spoilers.

Food & Drink

If you’re the kind of traveller that loves a rustic taverna, Rhodes will not disappoint. Perhaps you’re more glitzy and gourmet? Book a table - you’re catered for too. There’s a wealth of foodie experiences from cheerfully cheap bakeries to perfectly plated tasting menus. Drink wise? It has to be cocktails. Every time.

Guides & Tips

Rhodes businesses have adopted a very laissez-faire approach to the world wide web. So, if you’re looking for the best of, well, anything in Rhodes, you’ll need a hand finding it. We’ve gone back to basics and done some old school digging to point you in the right directions.

See & Do

On any island, cove hunting, beach roaming and water sports are fair game. And Rhodes is no different. Except this island comes with far more to uncover inland too. Get off the beaten track to uncover secret spots and off road adventures or climb a mountain. Exploring is pretty much compulsory.

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Food & Drink

If you’re the kind of traveller that loves a rustic taverna, Rhodes will not disappoint. Perhaps you’re more glitzy and gourmet? Book a table - you’re catered for too. There’s a wealth of foodie experiences from cheerfully cheap bakeries to perfectly plated tasting menus. Drink wise? It has to be cocktails. Every time.

Guides & Tips

Rhodes businesses have adopted a very laissez-faire approach to the world wide web. So, if you’re looking for the best of, well, anything in Rhodes, you’ll need a hand finding it. We’ve gone back to basics and done some old school digging to point you in the right directions.

See & Do

On any island, cove hunting, beach roaming and water sports are fair game. And Rhodes is no different. Except this island comes with far more to uncover inland too. Get off the beaten track to uncover secret spots and off road adventures or climb a mountain. Exploring is pretty much compulsory.

Map View
Food & Drink

If you’re the kind of traveller that loves a rustic taverna, Rhodes will not disappoint. Perhaps you’re more glitzy and gourmet? Book a table - you’re catered for too. There’s a wealth of foodie experiences from cheerfully cheap bakeries to perfectly plated tasting menus. Drink wise? It has to be cocktails. Every time.

Guides & Tips

Rhodes businesses have adopted a very laissez-faire approach to the world wide web. So, if you’re looking for the best of, well, anything in Rhodes, you’ll need a hand finding it. We’ve gone back to basics and done some old school digging to point you in the right directions.

See & Do

On any island, cove hunting, beach roaming and water sports are fair game. And Rhodes is no different. Except this island comes with far more to uncover inland too. Get off the beaten track to uncover secret spots and off road adventures or climb a mountain. Exploring is pretty much compulsory.

Map View
Map View