With generous golden sand, shallow blue waters, and a laid-back attitude, Kos is your quintessential destination for an indulgent beach retreat. When you combine these alluring aspects of island life with Greece's cultural highlights and culinary charms, it's easy to see why Kos luxury holidays are so popular.

Kos Town is where the most interesting attractions can be found, including the 15th-century Castle of the Knights, two mosques from the Ottoman period, and Hippocrates's plane tree. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, was born here and has long been considered one of the globe's most influential thinkers. Take a stroll down the palm-lined seafront promenade or enjoy a drink at one of the town’s cosmopolitan bars.


When To Visit

With its Mediterranean climate, Kos enjoys a long and hot summer, where temperatures can reach 35 degrees during the warmest months of July and August. Refreshing swims in the sea are perfect for cooling down, and you'll find the water temperature remains mild from June to October.

June and September still benefit from temperatures of around 23 degrees but without the peak summer crowds. Wintertime getaways to Kos can also provide you with a much-needed fix of sunshine, just bring waterproofs in case of short but sudden downpours.

Food & Drink

No matter whether it's at an ouzeri (a small bar serving finger food) or a taverna (a sit-down restaurant with traditional favourites), Greeks love eating out. Whilst most dishes are simple, they make use of fresh seasonal produce, lots of olive oil, and traditional charcoal grills.

On the island of Kos, you can eat in a rustic setting, in an upscale town location, or experience fine-dining by the beach. If you get chance, don't forget to try some fusion cuisine, or duck into a ‘modern taverna’ for some contemporary fare.

Passport & Visas

British passport holders do not need a visa to visit Greece and can stay for up to 3 months. Passports only need to be valid for the duration of your stay. Visit GOV.UK for more information about visas and entry requirements.