Kos

Kos is an island of contrasts, and our walks reveal some hidden gems behind the party island.

Kos has

  • Quieter beaches; short coastal walks take you away from the facilities, including a dip in a geothermal spa.

  • World-class archaeology; find ruined castles, ancient tombs, remote chapels

  • Hill walks through farmed and forested countryside on waymarked paths and ancient mule tracks to stunning viewpoints.

  • Hill towns and villages where traditional island life continues.

  • Flowers, birds, and butterflies, including rare and endangered species.

  • Good transport links: easy to get to and easy to get around.

Getting to Kos

Kos lies on all the major Dodecanese routes, with daily ferries connecting Kos with Piraeus, Rhodes, other Dodecanese islands, the Cyclades and Turkey.

Web links for the ferries:

 

Direct flights from all major European countries, Scandinavia, Russia, Egypt, and Israel. Domestic flights from Athens, and other islands.

 

Getting around Kos

Extensive road network, cycle lanes in Kos town, a full range of vehicles for hire.

Plenty of taxis and buses; www.kos.gr/en/transport/SitePages/bus.aspx

Day-boats for hire, from private charter to all day barbecue/beach excursions.

Staying on Kos

Full range of accommodation options, from luxury all-inclusive hotels, villas, apartments and studios in the big resorts to simple village rooms. Camping does not seem to be encouraged.

Maps and other information

 

 

 

Websites describing the island include

Walking the Islands is a source of walking routes on Greek islands, from short strolls to longer walks and hikes. We describe footpaths, tracks, trails and the old monopatia or kalderimia, the stone roads which formed the islands' transport network for centuries.

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