Kos, Greece

Kos, Greece

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Where to stay around Kos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 91 holiday lettings near Kos. From 26 apartments to 24 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kos. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Turkey: 8,479 holiday homes
  • Greek Islands: 12,377 holiday homes
  • Aegean Islands: 12,282 holiday homes
  • Bodrum: 679 holiday homes
  • Bodrum District: 679 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kos with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bodrum: 679 holiday lettings
  • Bodrum District: 679 holiday lettings
  • Yalıkavak: 439 holiday lettings
  • Gümüşlük: 403 holiday lettings
  • Bitez: 442 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Kos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Kos. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kefalos Beach: 118 holiday rentals
  • Kardamena Port: 128 holiday rentals
  • Tigaki Beach: 132 holiday rentals
  • Kos Marina: 82 holiday rentals
  • Bodrum Beach: 668 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Visit Kos on your next Grecian holiday

Explore the richly cultural island of Kos. This island is teeming with life, especially in the summer. As an important historical location in Greek history, Kos offers lots to see, do, learn, and explore. Visit the ruins of the ancient gymnasium, the Odeon amphitheatre, the Nerantzia Castle, and the ruins at Asclepeion. Start planning a Grecian getaway now, and look into what type of accommodation might be the best fit; HomeAway offers all manner of apartments in Kos. Explore the options and view the various amenities available with each property, and start planning a holiday on Kos today!

For couples, families, and smaller groups, a holiday apartment on Kos might be the best option. HomeAway offers myriad choices with various amenities and views. Larger groups, meanwhile, may benefit from a holiday villa on Kos; HomeAway has several villas available that are designed to suit the needs of larger groups and families.

HomeAway also caters to those who want to explore other Greek islands. For example, tourists who stay on Kos can also find suitable accommodation on Rhodes.

Things to do

House of Europa:

The House of Europa is comprised of two mosaics that tell the story of Europa's abduction by Zeus. Zeus had disguised himself as a bull in order to carry the Lady Europa to Crete. The mosaics are on display in the Western Archaeological Zone on Kos.

Plane Tree of Hippocrates:

The founder of medicine, Hippocrates (after whom the Hippocratic oath is named) is said to have been born on and lived on the island of Kos. Visit several sights associated with him, such as the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, where Hippocrates taught his students. This tree has proved invaluable for modern medicine.

The Odeon Amphitheatre:

The Odeon Theatre was built in the 2nd and 3rd centuries by Romans. The ruins were found in good condition in the early 20th century. The entire site of ruins is relatively compact, making it possible to see the theatre, the baths, and the gymnasium on a short walk.

Nerantzia Castle:

Visit Nerantzia Castle, in the city of Kos. The castle was built by the Hospitaller Knights in the 14th century, and was then subsequently expanded through the early modern period. The castle sits on an archaeological site and is surrounded by ancient ruins.

Ruins at Asclepeion:

Visit the ruins at Asclepeion, the most significant archaeological site on Kos. The site is a temple devoted to the god Asclepius. Excavations began in 1902 by German archaeologist Rudolf Herzog. The site includes multiple terraces with different ruins on each including rooms where ancient medicine was practiced, and a marble temple in the Doric style.

Embros Thermi:

The Embros Thermi, located on the southeastern coast of the island, are natural hot springs on the island of Kos. The sulphurous waters reach 49°C and flow into a large pool sufficiently deep for swimming, just adjacent to the ocean. This location is popular with bathers for its curative properties.

Weather in Kos

Grecian weather is generally fairly mild, making for ideal holiday conditions all year round. Summer temperatures reach a dry 30°C with plenty of sunshine; winters are rainy, but the temperature does not slip below 10°C. A high-wind system called the Meltemi is prevalent in late summer on the southern islands, but this concerns sailors almost exclusively and provides tourists with welcome respite from the heat.

Travel to Kos

The easiest way to get to the island of Kos is to fly. Kos Island Airport (KGS) has both regular and chartered flights arriving daily from all over Europe. Additionally, ferry services from other major Grecian islands and from Turkey are available. These run more often in the high tourist season, but are definitely available daily year-round.

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Attractions in and around Kos

First time in Kos and looking for places to see? Don't miss landmarks such as Ancient Agora, Tree of Hippocrates and Roman Odeon Amphitheater. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Kos Thermes and Agios Fokas Beach, or experience the natural beauty of Plaka Forest.

Fun activities in the city include Port of Kos, Kos Marina and Kardamena Port. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Bodrum Castle, Bodrum Windmills or Museum of Underwater Archaeology to your agenda.