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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.


Popular Destinations


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Island Gems

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Apartment #2556114
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      House #2323947
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        House #6604116
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Chateau / Country House #1040558
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #6039594
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            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #6561174
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                House #2576617
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                  • 1 BR
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                  Guest House #6068600
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    House #4191487
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #6463779
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Villa #6544315
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                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Condo #2021658
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1660388
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Bed And Breakfast #6119190
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                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
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                                House #2576618
                                5
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Villa #4169671
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #2580893
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Villa #1323851
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Villa #6750720
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Studio #4210790
                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Villa #1704084
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                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (15 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Cottage #447416
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                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #617378vb
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                  Villa #1676005
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #834121
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Bed And Breakfast #6119206
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        Villa #2450903
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                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                          Villa #6721397
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #897569
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                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                              Apartment #6905796
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                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                Apartment #4543249
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                                                                  Villa #2447059
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Villa #860004vb
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Villa #615622vb
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Villa #6619266
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #6926131
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            Villa #6856626
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              House #1991218
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Villa #504298
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                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #872634vb
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                                                                                    Apartment #2607623
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                                                                                      Cottage #8056176
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #1049986
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
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                                                                                          Villa #6936537
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                                                                                            House #1707825
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                                                                                              Bed And Breakfast #6119202
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                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                Villa #4434350
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                                                                                                  Yacht #974918vb
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                                                                                                    House #6362705
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely villa, great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My husband & I had a 10 day holiday at Xenos Villa 1 in May/June this year. The house is lovely with everything you would need - Lydia had left us a fab welcome pack - bread, ham, cheese, milk, wine, juice, water, biscuits, coffee, eggs - absolutely everything you would want to get started. The outside space is great and the pool is lovely - I believe it is an ozone pool as it never once smelt of chlorine. We didn't hire a car but didn't feel the need to as we could walk into Tigarki easily enough (about 20 mins) and to the supermarket which is about 15 mins and get taxis back if necessary. I would highly recommend this villa to couples or a family.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Perfect location, traditional Greek villa with pool and spectacular views

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My husband and I stayed at this lovely villa for 2 weeks in June. The outside areas are outstanding, we loved having the choice of several shaded or sunny areas to sit and chill out or to top the tan. Inside there are 2 bedrooms, the double has the air con unit in it. It is traditional in style with dark wood and tiled floors. A car is included in this villa which is required for the location is near Pyli village which is up in the hillside about 10 mins drive from Zia (has restaurants with beautiful views and some of the best sunsets we have ever seen) 10/12 mins from Tigaki, 20 mins from Kos town and 20/25 mins from Kardamena over the mountain with fantastic views on the way. Karen was our contact once booked and met us at the villa, she was very helpful and great to ask questions about Kos, she gave us her phone number should we need her. We did a daytrip to Bodrum in Turkey from Kos town and also the Greek island of Nisyros from Kardamena to visit the volcano crater with steam vents and bubbling mud pools. We highly recommend this villa it was a lovely lovely place to stay and relax.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017