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Relax On Coast in the Aegean Sea

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Visiting ancient ruins on holiday in Kos, Greece

Kos – Greek Island in the Aegean Sea

Kos is a beautifully scenic Greek Island found only a few miles off the West Coast of Turkey. Kos holidays are very popular with European holidaymakers where there are plenty of resorts that attract various types of tourists. On holiday in Kos, you will discover beach after beach, all of which have gorgeous white sands and shallow waters which are the perfect setting to enjoy summer.

Kos Island International Airport is located right in the centre of the Island which makes most transfer times quite similar. Transfers to the North or South Coast take around 30 minutes, but over to the East and West it can take over an hour. Either way you will be able to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery which the landscape of Kos is blessed with.

There is plenty of accommodation to choose from on Kos holidays ranging from hotels, apartments and villas. Apartments you find will generally offer the best choice for low budget holidays providing self catering facilities. Villas are also a great way to enjoy self catering facilities along with a setting to make you feel more at home on your holidays to Kos. The hotels around the island offer great accommodation for tourists with good services and facilities and the all inclusive option.

The good public transport available on Kos holidays makes it easy to travel around to other nearby resorts to further your exploration. You will also find a taxi service in most resorts.

Kos – Fun & Activities

The majority of your time on a Kos holiday will no doubt be spent on the warm sunny shores of island. Spend your days relaxing on a sun lounger under the endless hours of sun, or perhaps try out one of the many fine water sports available such as windsurfing, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and pedal boats are there for hire. Scuba diving is popular with many tourists during holidays to Kos, where you are able to see the interesting marine life that inhabits the Aegean Sea. Boat trips are also popular with tourists where you can go over to neighbouring Islands in the Aegean Sea and to the Turkish mainland.

Kos holidays also offer up much natural beauty inland and you should definitely take hikes out into the countryside and over the hills which are blessed with lush green forests. On hikes you will come across quaint villages such as Lagoudi. There are historic sites worth visiting including the impressive 14th century Castle of Knights.

Shopping on the island is quite good and you will always be able to pick up some fantastic souvenirs and crafts. You will also find shops selling perfume, jewellery and fantastic clothes from top brands.

Kos – Food & Nightlife

When it comes to dining you will have a great variety to choose from in all resort during holidays to Kos. You can enjoy some great traditional Greek dishes or some equally popular seafood cuisine in many restaurants on the island. Catering for everybody on Kos holidays you will find British, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants. There are many fast food options available during the day too.

Nights in some resorts can be low key keeping families in mind, but other are quite the opposite offering plenty of bars and late nights. In places like Kos Town and Kardamena there is plenty of bars and clubs serving drinks and playing live music. Pub’s can also be found where you can enjoy a night of karaoke or some live entertainment.

Kos - Weather Info

You can expect some fantastic summer weather whilst on holidays to Kos. You can lay back on this summer on golden sands and work up a great tan with temperatures which go over 30°C at times. The hottest months in Kos are July and August, during which you can expect none if any rain whatsoever and enjoy 12 hours of beautiful sunshine.

Winters are still fairly warm over in Kos which is great if you are looking to avoid the cold winters back in the UK. December is the wettest and perhaps the coldest month but temperature will rarely fall lower than 10°C. You may want to start considering holidays to Kos as early as spring as the temperature will begin rising up to around the 20°C mark again as summer is once ore close by.

Where is Kos?

Take a look at this map of Kos before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Kos
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