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The complete travel guide of Kos island, Greece

A sun-drenched, welcoming island steeped in history, well-known to millions of travelers around the globe, the island of Kos is one of the world’s great holiday destinations thanks to the endless variety it offers in entertainment and holiday fun, for tranquil or exciting holidays, always replete with new experiences and memories.

Places to visit

Explore and discover places in and around Kos island

Kos town
Attractive, cosmopolitan, contemporary, easily accessible. Located in the north-east, Kos town is a vibrant reflection of the island’s rich history at every turn: in the streets, the buildings, the markets, and squares.
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Kardamena
Just 6 kilometers from Antimachia is Kardamena, a former fishing village that fast developed into a tourist resort of note. Accommodation and dining are plentiful in Kardamena during the tourist season.
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Zia
The charming Zia’s southernmost slope, a superb location makes it the perfect spot for viewing spectacular sunsets and gazing at the nearby islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos as well as the Turkish coast.
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Kefalos
Kefalos is divided into two main sectors: the traditional narrow-alleyed settlement atop the hill and mill, and the seaside area known as “Kamari”, with its restaurant and accommodation options.
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Tigaki
Not far from the city of Kos, Tigaki is an ideal holiday destination for both locals and foreigners alike, with an impressive range of choices in accommodation, dining and entertainment.
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Mastichari
Mastichari is the seaside settlement of Antimachia, and here in this village, fresh fish is king, with dozens of seaside fish “tavernas” serving up the daily catch, nothing but fresh and delicious.
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Nearby destinations
Kos can be fascinating but while you are visiting the island how about a short escape nearby? Kos features an idealized location, that is very close to numerous islands of Dodecanese and offering a chance for a short visit.
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Things to do

Make your holidays on Kos an unforgettable travel experience

Beaches
With a coastline of 121 kilometres, Kos opens its hospitable, sandy, serene, crystalline self to visitors, inviting sea and sun lovers into its welcoming embrace.
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Historical Sites
The long, illustrious history of the island, which has been continually inhabited since appx. 2,300 BC, has provided vivid traces of the peoples and civilizations from East and West that came through Kos.
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Coffee & Dining
Traditional Greek cuisine, fresh fish and delicious side dishes, international dining, upscale restaurants: on Kos, all gastronomical preferences can find exactly what they are looking for.
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Nightlife
Rich and lively, the nightlife on Kos is in perfect keeping with the strong tourist profile of the island in general, with a seemingly endless variety of entertainment choices for all moods and moments.
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Shopping
Dozens of gift shops selling souvenirs, local products, ceramics, and a wide variety of clothing stores ensure that shopping on Kos will be enjoyable no matter what your budget.
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Natural Escapes
Kos possesses the rare and stunning combination of verdant greens and sea blues, of mountain and sea overflowing with rich flora and fauna. Kos boasts a variety of protected natural areas.
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Good to know

Learn basic facts before you visit Kos island and things to know or to avoid during your stay.