Kos travel guide

Kos Tourism | Kos Guide

You're Going to Love Kos

With a population of 19,244, Kos is a must-see destination in South Aegean, Greece. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Kos

Kos in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kos in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kos in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 10 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 169 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Kos, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Kos


When flying to Kos, you’ll arrive at Kos Airport (KGS), which is located 21 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Kos is to pick up a car hire from Heraklion, which is about 259 km from Kos. You’ll find branches of Alma Car Hire and Europcar, among others, in Heraklion.

Airports near Kos


Airlines serving Kos

Good (2,930 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,090 reviews)
Good (638 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (318 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Good (2,511 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (558 reviews)
Good (960 reviews)
Good (134 reviews)
Okay (101 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (262 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (142 reviews)
Good (21 reviews)
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Good (3 reviews)
Sky Express
Excellent (48 reviews)
Good (10 reviews)
Excellent (52 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (586 reviews)
Czech Airlines
Okay (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kos

From 5-star hotels such as the Diamond Deluxe Hotel Wellness & Spa - Adults only to great affordable options like the Gaia Garden, Kos offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $342 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Sonia Hotel & Suites and Veroniki Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kos

Most booked hotels in Kos

Lango Design Hotel & Spa, Adults Only
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Alexandra Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Mitsis Family Village Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Grand Blue Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Kos

Expect to pay $3.27 per litre in Kos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $39.17 and $52.23. The most frequently booked car type in Kos is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.