Kos has gone from being a prosperous island specialising in wine and silk-making to becoming one of the top holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Kos appeals to a wide range of holidaymakers, from those looking for a family holidayto newlyweds on their honeymoon or travellers interested in eco-tourism.
Kos is located only a few miles off the coast of Turkey yet its landscapes are undeniably Greek. Olive, fig, and almond trees grow everywhere in the island, and the green rolling hills gently slope down until they meet the incredibly blue waters of the Mediterranean. Islanders enjoy a relaxed way of life where food, music, and rest are big priorities. If you are looking to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best things that life has to offer, a holiday to Kos might be just what you are looking for.
Attractions and nightlife
The majority of visitors stop by at Kos town, and there are many good reasons to do so. The island's capital is a thriving town offering fantastic shopping, eating, and drinking venues. Leather goods and jewellery items are popular souvenirs. The town also offers visitors the chance to learn more about the island's fascinating past, as there are ancient castles, markets, and archaeological sites to be explored. In the evenings, Kos town's bar street comes alive with restaurants, traditional Greek tavernas, nightclubs, and bars. The local nightlife is so varied that there are literally no chances of finding yourself with nothing to do in Kos, unless of course, that is what you wish.
For those travelling with children, a visit to Kos' waterparks is a must. Alternatively, you can stop by at the hot springs in Thermae, which provide a unique beach experience. Kos also offers interesting options for those who are interested in active holidays, as it is possible to practice different watersports or even to take a day hike to the summit of Mount Dikeos, where spectacular views await energetic travellers.
Beaches and resorts in Kos
Kos is mostly known for its beaches, and therefore resort towns have been built around the top beach locations.
Psalidi is a great option for those who want to stay near Kos town, as the resort is only 25 minutes away on foot from the island's largest town. The U-shaped sand and pebble beach is ideal for families with young children.
Approximately 20 miles south of Kos you will find Kefalos, a stunning beach resort that was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Mamma Mia. With its golden sand and crystal clear waters, Kamari beach is often listed as one of Kos' top beaches. Across the bay, Kastri islet is ideal for those interested in having a go at jet-skiing or quad biking.
Tingaki village and the surrounding holiday resorts are known for their privileged location in one of the island's most beautiful natural areas. Tingaki is most definitely a place to relax and unwind, although there are opportunities to do other things too, such as visiting the picturesque villages of Asfendiou and Zipari, or visiting the Alikes wetlands.
Originally a fishing village, Kardemena has evolved into a medium-sized resort town in the southern coast of the island. With its numerous nightclubs and bars, the resort caters mainly to young holidaymakers interested in partying. Kardemena's wide sandy beach is the perfect spot to recover after a busy night out.
Hotels and accommodation in Kos
Being a well-established holiday destination, there is no shortage of accommodation options in Kos. From luxury and boutique hotels to cheap package holiday deals, there is something from every budget in this gorgeous Greek island. Accommodation options include a luxurious 5-star hotel, family run budget hotels, studios, apartments, and holiday villas, so there will always be choices available in Kos island, whether you are travelling alone, enjoying your family holidays, or visiting with a large group of friends. With A1 Travel
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