With over 290km of gorgeous coastline and year-round sunshine, beach fans will find a slice of paradise on Kos. Outside of its beaches and nightlife, Kos also contains its fair share of natural and man-made beauty with whitewashed houses, ancient ruins and quaint windmills spectacularly cascading down flower-filled verdant hillsides.

Kos offers a variety of resorts to suit all tastes. Party animals will love the vibrant beach bars, pubs and clubs of Kardamena whilst Kos Town provides excellent harbour-side dining options as well as its own lively nightlife. The newer resort of Kamari in Kefalos also provides a wealth of nocturnal attractions to keep visitors entertained whilst on Kos.

For those looking for a quieter Greek holiday, Psalidi offers peace and tranquility whilst Mount Dikeos contains pine forests and castles aplenty. There are also dozens of secluded bays and isolated coves to explore elsewhere on Kos if you want to get away from it all.


What you’ll love most about Kos

  • Explore the charming streets of Kos Town, the island’s capital, with its blend of ancient ruins, medieval architecture, and modern amenities, including the imposing Castle of the Knights, the Tree of Hippocrates, and the vibrant Eleftherias Square
  • Visit the ancient Asclepeion, a healing sanctuary dedicated to the god Asclepius, located just outside Kos Town, with its ruins of temples, theatres, and healing baths, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the neighbouring islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos
  • Relax in the therapeutic thermal springs of Kos, known for their healing properties and natural beauty, including the hot springs of Agios Fokas, Empros Thermi, and Thermes, where you can soak in warm waters while enjoying views of the Aegean Sea and the Turkish coast
  • Enjoy the island’s beautiful beaches, including Tigaki, Kardamena, and Paradise Beach, with their soft golden sands, clear turquoise waters, and water sports facilities, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball, as well as snorkeling, windsurfing, and jet skiing
  • Visit the legendary Tree of Hippocrates, a plane tree located in Kos Town’s Platia Platanou (Plane Tree Square), where the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is said to have taught his students, providing shade and a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation and contemplation
  • Take a day trip to the neighbouring islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, known for their volcanic landscapes, traditional villages, and natural beauty, as well as attractions like the volcano of Nisyros, the sponge diving museums of Kalymnos, and the picturesque harbours of both islands

Where to Book

  • Ancient ruins overlooking Kastri, Kos

  • Blue waters of the Mediterranean, Kos

  • Restaurant off a street in Kos

  • Kos Town boats scene

  • Seaside street in Kos

  • Tiny island of Kastri, Kos

  • Kos Marina

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 14℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 29℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 28℃
  • 23℃
  • 19℃
  • 15℃
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 5
  • 7
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.


Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.


Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.


Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.


Just ahead of the summer holiday season in May, April is pleasantly warm and not yet busy.


May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.


As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.


As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.


Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.


As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.


The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.


Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.


Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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  • Recommended
  • Highly Recommended
  • Not Recommended

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