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Kos is one of Greece’s most popular tourist destination’s due to its exquisite beaches and crystal-clear waters. The island is also known for its exceptional nightlife, with many referring to it as the best party island of the Dodecanese.
If you’re looking for a fun day out, a visit to Aquatica water park is the perfect place to go no matter what age you are! For those who love the beauty of nature, a jeep safari sunset tour will take you to the best spots to see the incredible Kos sunset. If you like the sound of an underwater adventure, experience some of the Greek Island’s incredible sea life with a scuba diving tour.
Kos is a great destination for young couples who enjoy a lively holiday. There is a great range of nightlife on the island; whether you prefer a casual drink or partying in some of Greece’s best nightclubs Kos has a spot for you. Kos is also a fantastic family destination with plenty of attractions and family friendly hotels to keep the kids happy.
The best way to get to Kos is by flying to Bodrum and then taking a 45-minute ferry. Flights to Bodrum from Dublin operate twice a week during the summer season.
To learn more about things to do in Kos, the best time to go and local info see here.
The best places to party in Kos are Kardamaina and Kos town. These towns are filled with bars and clubs, each having a nightlife strip where you can drink and dance the night away. Many bars and clubs stay open until 6am on the weekends.
Kos offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine, with many restaurants specialising in seafood dishes. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try Loukoumades. These are Greek honey donuts served with yoghurt; trust us they are delicious!
Kids will love the zoo in the Kos Natural Park. This small zoo is home to many interesting animals and is located in one of the islands most charming areas, Zia Vilage. This mountain village offers incredible views of the whole island.
Kos has lots of beaches to choose from, with many of them made up of sandy shores and beautiful crystal-clear waters. Some beaches are popular tourist hot-spots with facilities to cater to all your needs, while others are more secluded spots perfect for when you want some peace and quiet!
Kos’ main market is in Eleftherias Square. This market takes place daily and offers a mix of souvenirs and local goods. It's the perfect place to pick up a gift to take home to your loved ones.
The Feast Day of Saint George is celebrated in Kos with a horse race. The majority of Kos' population head to the village of Pyli on April 23rd to enjoy the festivities.
The most popular time to visit Kos is during the summer season, with temperatures averaging in the high 20’s during the months of June-August. The summer in Kos is usually a rainless period, making it the perfect time and place for a sun holiday!
Euro is the currency used in Kos.
Kos is two hours ahead of Ireland (GMT+2).
Bike rental is a popular way to get around. If you’re looking to tour the whole island, renting a car is a great way to do so.