Kos is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, it’s part of the Dodecanese island group and measures approximately 40km long by just 8km wide. It’s northeast coast lies just 4km from Turkey which can easily be seen on a clear day.
Kos is the second most popular Dodecanese island for tourists, Rhodes being first, but it still manages to maintain some beautiful unspoiled areas as well as catering for the needs of it’s many visitors.
Kos is a great base if you are looking to do some island hopping in the Dodecanese as it has direct flights from the UK and makes it easy to get to other nearby islands like Rhodes, Kalymnos, Nissyros, Patmos, Leros, Lipsi, Simi, Tilos, Halki and many other of the smaller islands in the region too.
Above is the current weather and 5 day forecast for Kos and below are the average climate graphs for the year. You can see the highs, lows and sea temperature in the first graph, the average hours of sunshine per day on the second graph and the average rainfall per month on the third graph.
Kos is most popular in the normal summer months from late April to early October. This is when the weather is hottest and driest, particularly so in July and August.
Kos has a number of good, small resorts for holiday makers like Tingaki, Lambi and Psalidi as well as the more lively Kardamena. Each one has good shops, restaurants, bars and other amenities as well as affordable accommodation.
Click the button below to be taken to the Kos resort guide where you can find out more about the individual areas.
Most people would say that Paradise beach is the best on the island with its long stretch of golden sand and shallow entrance to the sea making it perfect for youngsters as well as adults. There are also good beaches in Kardamena, Tingaki and Lambi to the north of Kos town.
For a more in depth look at the beaches on Kos then click the button below.
Click the blue button below to go to our Kos sight seeing guide to find out more about the attractions on the island.
In other areas you’ll find it’s a lot more low key, places like Tingaki and Psalidi have restaurants where you’ll get a nice meal some good value wine and then watch the world go by or bars offering cocktails and entertainment like Karaoke or Greek music and dancing and then there’s Kos town which sits somewhere in between with both clubs and relaxing bars.
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