Kamari Beach is located in the south of the island in Kefalos Bay. It is characterised above all by its length and width, which makes it a popular destination for beach lovers. The crystal clear waters invite you to bathe for hours. The great view of the bay can be enjoyed from the adjacent restaurant, especially with a cozy snack.
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Plenty of sun and sand on KosBeach, Cuisine, Culture, Nature
Among the Greek holiday destinations, Kos is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a holiday by the sea. As part of the Dodecanese, a group of twelve islands, Kos stands out primarily because of its long sandy beaches, which has made the island a very popular travel destination in recent years. In summer there are perfect conditions for lots of sun and beach, but the island also has some cultural highlights to offer.
Feature/LocationGreat, long sandy beaches / Greek island
CurrencyEuro / Euro (€)
WeatherMay to September warmest / year-round mild climate
Time ZoneGMT + 02:00 Time zone in Kos / GMT + 2
AirportsOne Airport / Kos Hippocrates (KGS)
ActivitiesWater sports, Swimming
The island of Kos offers a number of different holiday regions, all of which have their own charm and are located in coastal regions. The interior of the island is inhabited, but has less to offer from a touristic point of view. Both in the north and in the south there are wonderful corners with fine sandy beaches, lively or somewhat quieter town centers and a wide range of accommodation for every type of holiday.
What is Kos best known for?
If you are planning a summer holiday on Kos, you should plan a journey of discovery along the sandy beaches of the island. Kefalos, Thermik, Agios Stefanos and Mastihari have fine sandy beaches and are generally quieter. Not far from Mastihari is Tigaki and Marmari, which are among the most visited holiday regions on the island due to their water sports and best beaches. The interior of the island is slightly higher and steeper, while along the coastlines the clear sea water invites you to take a dive. Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, has a deeply rooted history. From ancient times until today it has been populated by different civilizations and cultures, each of which has left its mark. Worth seeing when visiting Kos town is the ancient Agora, the Casa Romana, the Neratzia castle and the ancient temple of Asklepieion.
Due to its proximity to Kos Town in the north-east of the island, Lambi Beach is just as popular with local residents as it is with holidaymakers and therefore offers a good touristic infrastructure. Whether you're looking for a good gastronomic offering, comfortable sun loungers or water sports, everything is available at Lambi Beach. The beach has lively but also quieter sections. It is ideal for walks and it is also worth coming here in the evening. The day can be rounded off perfectly with chilled music and a cocktail in one of the numerous bars.
This true paradise is located in the south of Kos and is one of the main spots for daily visitors in summer. Paradise Beach has established itself as a popular place, especially for holidaymakers with rental cars, because there are no hotel complexes directly adjacent to it. There are sun loungers and water sports on offer and the Paradise Beach restaurant also offers drinks and food for your gastronomic well-being. Its shallow entry and fine sand make the beach particularly suitable for smaller children.
A classic Greek dish is the gyros, which is made of well-seasoned pork that is grilled on a large skewer and cut into thin slices directly on the grill. Gyros is often served with coleslaw and tzatziki or as a pita in a bread bag with a delicious garlic sauce and salad.
The pitaridia is similar to lasagna and is made from pasta cooked in broth. With gratinated cheese or combined with tomato and minced meat sauce, it is a typical dish that is only found in Kos.
Typical of the island is the Posa cheese pickled in red wine, a goat cheese that takes on a very special taste thanks to the wine.
Castle of Antimachia
A journey back in time awaits you with a visit to the Castle of Antimachia, a fortress that is standing completely lonely on a hill above the Kardamena Bay. For a long time it served as a place of refuge for the population to get to safety from enemy attacks and to defend themselves from here. People lived here until the middle of the 18th century, when the area of the castle was no longer sufficient. The area is a bit overgrown, but the way up here is certainly worth it, since the view over the bay is just wonderful. There are traces of the former residents to be discovered everywhere and two small churches are even freely accessible.
The island's capital, Kos Town, is located in the north-east and is ideal for both holiday and day trips. In the historic old town there are buildings with Ottoman and Venetian architecture. With the Asklepieion, the town hosts the most important ancient site of Kos. This attraction is located only 4 km outside of the city on a hill and offers a beautiful view of the coast on a clear day. Further important archaeological sites in the city are the Casa Romana, the Altar of Dionyssios and the Odeon.
Salt lake Alikes
The natural phenomenon Alikes is only 15 km away from Kos Town. As a home and nature reserve for countless species of birds, including flamingos, the salt lake offers a wonderful backdrop. Until the nineties there was still salt works here, but this is now closed. The best way to get to the Alikes is by car via a somewhat difficult road. Since the lake is often dry in summer, the best time for a visit is in spring and autumn.
The mountain village of Zia
The mountain village of Zia is the highest place in Kos. Although the village is quite small with just more or less a hundred inhabitants, it attracts visitors from the coastal regions every year. You can also eat typical food of the island here. A stroll through the small alleys creates a very special holiday atmosphere. The beautiful view and the pure nature up here is unique and will ensure unforgettable moments.
Weather in Kos
The weather in Kos is hot and dry in summer, mild and sometimes humid in winter. The best months to travel are from May to October, although July and August can get hot. In summer there is little or no rain, in winter it can rain a few days a month.
- Mar 6, Sat 17 Overcast Clouds
- Mar 7, Sun 16 Clear Sky
- Mar 8, Mon 14 Clear Sky
- Mar 9, Tue 17 Overcast Clouds
- Mar 10, Wed 17 Clear Sky
Direct flights to Kos With direct flights to Kos, holidaymakers from all over Europe visit this Greek holiday paradise. Corendon Airlines, the airline where holiday fun begins on board, offers popular routes such as Cologne to Kos, Hanover to Kos and Nuremberg to Kos and offers the opportunity to spend a fantastic holiday at a low price. Starting from spring Corendon Airlines offers direct flights from Switzerland and Germany to Kos for the entire summer season. With our additional services such as seat reservations, on-board menus or additional baggage, you can make your flight even more pleasant. With our comfortable flights to Kos, you can look forward to an unforgettable holiday on the fine sandy beaches of Kos.
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Kos flight tickets are in great demand as soon as the summer season starts. Thanks to Corendon Airlines' direct flight connections, many sun-hungry holidaymakers choose Kos as their summer holiday destination every year to visit Kefalos Beach, Kos Town and Neratzia Castle, among other places. At Corendon Airlines you can find cheap flight tickets to Kos. Affordable tickets to Kos are available on this website every month at the most attractive prices. By booking early you can secure the best deals, but you can also find low priced last-minute tickets. With an inexpensive flight ticket from Corendon Airlines to Kos and a few additional services, you can ensure your best possible holiday experience.
Accommodation in Kos
If you want to spend your holiday in Kos as affordable as possible, it is recommendable to book the hotel and flight offers as early as possible. Uncountable accommodation offers are available however the best offers and flight connections are quickly booked out. Over the years Kos has grown in popularity. The good infrastructure and the hotels offer everything you could want for an unforgettable summer holiday. The island offers suitable accommodation options for families, couples, individual travelers and group trips, depending on the budget. Hotels and pensions directly by the sea are particularly beautiful.
Airport and transport
Kos Airport (Hippocrates) is located in the southern part in the center of the island. Due to its central location, the popular holiday regions and Kos Town can be reached in a short time. More than 2 million travelers use the airport nowadays, and the numbers are increasing every year. So far there is one terminal in which national and international flights are handled. KGS Airport is the gateway to one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece.
Depending on the departure and arrival times from Kos, KTEL busses are waiting at Kos Airport to take passengers to Kos Town center, Mastihari and Kardhamena. There is also a transfer to Kefalos available at Kos Airport. Taxis also depart from Kos Airport and there are various car rental companies. The airport transfer between Kos Airport and the center of Kos takes about half an hour. Thanks to all these airport transfer options, you can start your holiday easily and carefree. There are handicapped friendly facilities, duty free shops and a luggage service at the airport.
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