Kos is an increasingly popular destination for those who want to spend their vacations on a ‘new’ greek island, and offers various opportunities for accommodation, located in various areas.
There are villages that maintain a certain tradition, where there are family-run facilities, ready to welcome you in relaxation and greenery, and at the same time there are towns at the center of an intense nightlife, which in high season are filled with many tourists.
The beaches in the various resorts of Kos can be more or less equipped, while from the various ports are ensured daily connections to smaller islands accessible by small boats: for this reason Kos can really adapt to the needs of all, from those seeking a vacation adventure to those seeking maximum comfort.
Below you will find a series of tips on where to stay in Kos, to simplify the choice according to the type of vacation you have in mind.
Kos Town, capital city and main port of Kos, is located in the north-eastern part of the island. The city is a unique combination of tradition and modernity, and choose it as a base for your vacation, is suitable for those seeking a beach vacation alternating with excursions and visits to cultural centers that offers the island.
Kos Town is full of restaurants, bars and stores, and the hotel facilities are of various levels. There are excellent public transport links to the various locations on the island. The nearest beaches are Zouroudi and Lampi.
100 meters from the main square of the center and 5 minutes walk from the port, surrounded by stores, restaurants and bars. Its location is therefore optimal for those who want to have all the comforts available. The hotel provides rental cars to explore the island. Wi-fi internet connection is available throughout the hotel.
Located 30 kilometers away from the capital, Kardamena is the second most popular destination of Kos. It offers a wide selection of activities, accommodation and bars. Not far away there are also historical sites, ideal destinations for those who want to alternate days of sea and excursions.
During the high season are organized various excursions with small boats to the nearby island of Nisyros. The beach of Kardamena, by the way, is one of the most popular beaches for vacationers.
Slightly outside of Kardamena, it features a swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms with private balconies. The beach is within walking distance, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Just a few meters from the beach and the center of Kardamena, studios and apartments at the Philippos feature a kitchenette and private bathroom. A welcome basket with local products is offered upon arrival.
Antimachia is one of the villages of Kos that has kept intact its traditional character. It is a very picturesque and romantic place, ideal for family and couple vacations. There are several traditional taverns where you can taste typical Greek dishes and dishes based on the catch of the day.
There are many small idyllic beaches in the surroundings: among the most famous is certainly Mastichari beach, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Kos. In the village of Mastichari there is also a small port, from which during the summer boats depart for the island of Kalymnos. In the region there are various facilities, of all categories.
Located in Mastichari, the hotel provides a spa center and a sauna; guests can have free access to the bar, which prepares drinks during the day and in the evening. Free private parking is available on site, and guests have the option to rent bicycles and rent cars. The property also has tennis and table tennis courts.
A 5-minute walk from the beach, this hotel is family-run. It offers air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi internet access and kitchenettes. It is a 5-minute walk from Mastichari Port, while Ippokratis International Airport is 6 kilometers away. The hotel also offers shuttle service to the airport.
Kefalos is located in the southernmost part of Kos. It is a traditional village, in typical Greek style, with white houses and cobbled streets. It is an area suitable for those who love the sun and the sea: among the most famous beaches are those of Agios Stefanos and Paradise Beach. There is a wide variety of hotels, as well as restaurants and souvenir stores.
The apartments at Villa Giorgios feature private balconies with sea views. There is also an equipped kitchenette and in the shared garden there is a barbecue area for guests’ use. The property provides water sports facilities as well, and the well-equipped beach is only 300 metres away.
This hotel offers free transfers to and from the airport. It is 80 meters from the beach, and a beautiful garden surrounds the property. The poolside bar serves light meals and great drinks. There is also a dedicated children’s pool and a terrace equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers.