Sightseeing in Kos
Kos offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities with a rich heritage having left behind some beautiful and intriguing sights. On the island there are lots of Roman ruins and archeological sites to be explored as well as fortresses, churches and museums to be found.
As the birthplace of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, Kos has many sites devoted to him and his work. The Hippocrates Plane Tree is just one of these sites and a popular attraction on the island as well as Asklepieion. Asklepieion is the most significant archeological site on the island and is a former sanatorium where Hippocrates worked.
Kardamena Village is home to several ancient archeology sites including the Ancient Theatre and the Temple of Apollo. In Kos Town you will find the Roman Odeon, an amphitheatre used for the same purpose as the Coliseum in Rome, and Casa Romana, a beautiful Roman mansion house resembling those found in Pompeii.
Nerantzia Castle is just one of the fortresses to be found on the island and is well worth a visit. Another must-see is the White Stone Cave in Kefalos Town, an important natural site where finds have been made dating from Neolithic times to the Bronze Age.
Fun Seekers in Kos
If you’re looking for fun on your holiday to Kos then you will not be disappointed with loads of activities to try throughout the day and fantastic venues to explore in the evening for drinking and dancing.
Kos Town, the capital of the island, is a must-see on any visit to Kos. As well as being home to many fascinating sights it is also where the hub of shopping and nightlife facilities are. Souvenirs including lace, leather goods and ceramics are good finds here whilst the Eleftheria Square covered market is great for picking up fresh fruit and vegetables during your stay.
The beach is where you will find most of the action with water sports aplenty including windsurfing, parasailing, wakeboarding, jet-skiing and banana boat rides among others. You can also hire a boat or hop on a sailing trip with many offering beach barbecues at the end of the day.
To get active away from the beach, Kos is perfect for exploring by bicycle as its terrain is flat. Cycle across the island for the best views and discover villages and sights you never knew existed.
After a long bike ride or day at the beach, satisfy your hunger at one of the hundreds of delicious restaurants and tavernas on the island. You will find international food of every kind as well as fabulous Greek food to enjoy.
Afterwards head to Kardamena where you will find countless pubs and clubs or visit Kos Town for a more refined, but no less fun, evening. Kefalos, Tingaki and Marmari are also great areas for nightlife geared towards dining and cocktails, which you should follow by dancing the warm nights away.
Family Fun in Kos
Kos is a fantastic destination for a family beach holiday with a plethora of sandy beaches and shallow waters that are perfect for kids!
The grown-ups can relax on their sun loungers, soaking up some rays while the kids head out with their buckets and spades to build sandcastles and splash about in the shallows. Children will also enjoy snorkelling in the clear blue water to see what marine life they can spot as they play in the waves.
Away from the beach the Lido Water Park is one of the largest in Greece offering a huge wave pool as well as lots of chutes, slides, rides and other pools to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The water park is also has plenty of bars and restaurants so you can stay all day long.
If your children are fascinated by myths and legends of the Greek gods, then take them to one of the many archaeological sites where they can imagine a life in ancient Greece and play at being gods themselves.
The whole family will enjoy a leisurely boat trip with several destinations on offer throughout the many departure points on the island. A popular destination for a day trip is the small island of Nisyros which still has an active volcano and is a fascinating location for both parents and kids alike.
Romantic Breaks in Kos
The beautiful island of Kos has plenty to offer for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The golden beaches and secluded coves are fantastic for basking in the warm summer sun where you can relax and massage the sun cream into each other’s backs.
To cool off take a dip in the clear blue sea or head to the shade of one of the many bars located around the beaches for an ice cold cocktail. The Embros Thermes Beach south of Kos Town is a great choice for couples as it has natural hot springs to be enjoyed in a beautiful setting.
The unspoilt rural village of Zia is also popular with couples looking to get away from it all, renowned for its romantic sunsets, delicious local tavernas and laid back atmosphere.
Kos is also a fantastic destination for a wedding, just imagine saying your vows at sunset on the golden beach and taking a stroll along the surf, you’re bound to want to stay for your honeymoon too!
Top Tips for Kos
Take a boat trip to Turkey where you can spend a day or longer if you wish whilst on a visit to Kos. Just remember to take your passport!
Cost of a pint of beer – Approx. £3.20