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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kos has to offer.

When to visit Kos

Kos in November
Estimated hotel price
$83
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kos in November
Estimated hotel price
$83
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

Plane

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

Car

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 CarWiz and Right Cars, among others, in Heraklion.

Plane

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

Car

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 CarWiz and Right Cars, among others, in Heraklion.

Airports near Kos

KGSKos

Airlines serving Kos

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,676 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,808 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (731 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (190 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,424 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,397 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (239 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (506 reviews)
Luxair
Excellent (40 reviews)
Smartwings
Excellent (10 reviews)
Transavia
Good (78 reviews)
Condor
Good (266 reviews)
Sky Express
Good (82 reviews)
Czech Airlines
Okay (8 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (103 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 Philippion Citi Hotel, Kos offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $253 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $412 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

Oku Kos
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
$657+
Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$418+
Mitsis Selection Blue Domes
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$596+
Alexandra Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$181+
Mitsis Family Village Beach Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$291+
Grand Blue Beach Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$248+

Hiring a car in Kos

Expect to pay $3.30 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 $39.56 and $52.75. 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 Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.30 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 $39.56 and $52.75. 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 Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.