Kos travel guide

Kos Tourism | Kos Guide

You're Going to Love Kos

With a population of 19,244, Kos is a must-see destination in South Aegean, Greece. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Kos

Kos in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kos in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kos in July, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as 44.6 °F, with an average temperature of 50 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 6.7″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Kos, with an average rainfall of 0.1″.

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How to Get to Kos


When flying to Kos, you’ll arrive at Kos Airport (KGS), which is located 13 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Kos from the United States departs from New York and takes around 15h 35m.


Another option to get to Kos is to pick up a car rental from Heraklion, which is about 161 miles from Kos. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Centauro, among others, in Heraklion.

Airports near Kos


Airlines serving Kos

Good (2,152 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,414 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (278 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (100 reviews)
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (173 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (372 reviews)
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Transavia France
Good (96 reviews)
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Sky Express
Good (30 reviews)
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TUI fly
Good (10 reviews)
TUI Fly Belgium
Good (22 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kos

From 5-star hotels such as the Diamond Deluxe Hotel Wellness & Spa - Adults only to great affordable options like the Hotel Agrelli, Kos offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $99 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $126 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Sonia and Veroniki Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kos

Most booked hotels in Kos

Lango Design Hotel & Spa, Adults Only
Excellent (9.3, 272 reviews)
Neptune Hotel-Resort, Convention Centre & Spa
Excellent (8.9, 361 reviews)
Michelangelo Resort And Spa
Excellent (8.6, 342 reviews)
Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.6, 291 reviews)
Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.6, 246 reviews)
Grand Blue Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 196 reviews)
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Renting a car in Kos

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 32% more expensive than at Kos.

Expect to pay $7.99 per gallon in Kos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $95.85 and $127.80. Mini (Ford Ka or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Kos, while also 73% cheaper than other types, on average.