Destination guide

Holiday lettings in beautiful Kos

With its white-sand beaches, balmy climate and fascinating historic monuments, Kos is the ideal destination for a sun-soaked holiday. Whether you’re travelling with family, your significant other or on your own, you’ll find plenty of fun and excitement on this vibrant Greek island. Holiday lettings in Kos put you in the centre of this dynamic landscape.


Historic sites near your Kos holiday rental

Kos has a long, rich history that’s showcased in various heritage sites throughout the island. Holiday lettings put you within reach of such locations as Casa Romana, an ancient Roman villa with frescoes, mosaics and sculptures, and Asclepeion, an archaeological site with ancient temples and ruins dedicated to Ascelpius, a doctor-demigod in Greek mythology. The Archaeological Museum of Kos, a museum filled with artefacts and exhibits from the Italian occupation, and Antimachia Castle, a former military structure from the Middle Ages with interesting ruins and stunning vistas, are also fascinating places to explore.


Activities and attractions in and around Kos

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kos a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lido Waterpark (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Bodrum Dedeman Aquapark (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Kalymnos Climbing Guide (20 mi / 32.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Kos

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kos

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kos is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Psalidi Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Agios Fokas Wildlife Reserve (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Psalidi Wetlands (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Kos Thermes (3.8 mi / 6 km)
  • Agios Fokas Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Tigaki Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)

Beaches near Kos holiday lettings

One of the biggest draws of Kos is its beautiful beaches that cater to a variety of tastes and interests. Holiday homes can be found near beach locales like Psalidi Beach, a lively beach with the ideal wind and wave conditions for wind sports, and Lambi Beach, a serene beach that’s popular for sunbathing and swimming. Paradise Beach is a scenic cove beach with a dramatic cliff backdrop and crystal-clear waters, and Agios Stefanos Beach is a white-sand beach with a historic basilica and clear azure water.

How to get there

Transport to and around Kos

Fly into Kos (KGS-Kos Island Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.7 mi (20.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Kalymnos (JKL-Kalymnos Island National), which is 19.8 mi (31.9 km) away.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine of Kos

Kos has a unique culinary blend of Mediterranean influences with local staples, such as meat, fish, vegetables, olive oil and pasta, that are combined in traditional recipes. Restaurants in Kos offer an array of authentic dishes to enjoy, such as marine dishes with fish, prawns, lobster and squid, or traditional meat and vegetables that are locally sourced. Visit a restaurant or eatery near your holiday rental to try out dishes like sarsomyades, a traditional sweet dessert, xynomyzithra, a local sour cheese, or krasotyri, a spicy cheese made with wine, and take in the culinary pleasure of Kos.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Kos holiday homes

Plenty of kid-friendly attractions can be found near Kos holiday homes for fun with the kids. The Aquatica Water Park, a water park with numerous pools and slides for all ages, and Plaka Forest, a forested area with a native population of peacocks and turtles, are great places for kids. You may also enjoy Camel Beach, a tranquil cove beach with gentle waters for swimming and snorkelling, and the Roman Odeon of Kos, an open-air theatre with restored marble seating and galleries dating back to the second century.

How many holiday rentals are available around Kos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 132 holiday lettings around Kos. From 39 villas to 37 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kardamena: 124 holiday homes
  • Kefalos: 51 holiday homes
  • Tigaki: 109 holiday homes
  • Kefalos Beach: 169 holiday homes
  • Iraklidis: 146 holiday homes 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: 601 holiday lettings
  • Kálimnos: 210 holiday lettings
  • Milas: 193 holiday lettings
  • Leros: 105 holiday lettings
  • Bodrum District: 595 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Kos?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Kos are:

  • Kos Airport (KGS): 195 self catering accommodations
  • Kalymnos Island Airport (JKL): 199 self catering accommodations
  • Leros Airport (LRS): 187 self catering accommodations

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

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

  • Kefalos Beach: 169 holiday rentals
  • Tigaki Beach: 193 holiday rentals
  • Mastichari Beach: 196 holiday rentals
  • Kardamena Port: 181 holiday rentals
  • Kos Marina: 115 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kos listed on 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.