Kos is a popular Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. Although this is a Greek island, Kos is actually situated just 2.5 miles (4km) off the coast of south west Turkey, and the popular Turkish coastal town of Bodrum. Measuring just 25 miles by 5 miles (40km by 8km) Kos is one of Greece’s smaller islands, however there is still plenty to see and do here. Holidays to Kos are perfect for families, friends and couples.
For many visitors, holidays to Kos are taken to enjoy the great weather, beaches and relaxing atmosphere, which are all in abundance on this south Aegean island! Relaxing around a swimming pool and basking in the warm weather in Kos is one of the top things to do here, and if your Kos villa or apartment does not have its own swimming pool there are many great beaches that you visit too. Water sports can often be enjoyed off of many of the island’s beaches. Inland, holidaymakers can enjoy walking on the pine clad hillsides and enjoying the scenery and nature surrounding.
There are several larger towns in Kos, such as the capital Kos Town, plus there are many quaint and traditional villages too. Wherever your Kos apartment or villa is situated you are never far away from a supermarket or a fabulous restaurant.
Kos Town is popular for a day trip or come here in the evenings to enjoy the vibrant nightlife that includes several clubs and bars. Kos Town is not as lively as some other destinations in this part of the world, but has more than enough to keep most visitors entertained! Kos Town also has several places of interest such as the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, and the Hippocratic Museum.
The ruins of Asklepieion is another popular attraction, or spend a day away from your Kos villa and visit one of the neighbouring islands for a change of scenery!
The weather in Kos is a typical Mediterranean climate with great summers when the days are hot and sunny. Self catering accommodation in Kos can be enjoyed throughout the year, not just during the summer, as spring, autumn and winter are mild and can be quite warm too. Winters do experience rainfall, though generally the winter months are quite sunny too and perfect for sightseeing.
Kos villas can be easily reached by air as the island of Kos has its own airport. Kos Island International Airport is served by many airlines operating across Europe including Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, and Thomas Cook Airlines, all offering direct flights.