Kos

The Greek island of Kos makes a great holiday destination for anyone who wants to enjoy golden sandy beaches and stunning scenery, as well as exploring ancient Greek culture and history. It’s a sublime spot in which to sample a fresh Greek salad or grilled seafood in a local taverna or to dance the night away in one of the island’s livelier resorts.

All-inclusive hotels in Kos, Greece are very popular with visitors. Going all-inclusive means not having to worry about overspending when planning your holiday, because most food, drinks and some activities are all part of the package.

There are plenty of other types of accommodation to choose from too. Hotels here include simple, family run properties that may offer a more authentically Greek experience - some are even housed in the ubiquitous whitewashed, sugar cube shaped buildings that characterise the Greek islands. There are also plenty of 5 star hotels in Kos, if deluxe accommodation, comfort and fabulous facilities are what you want from a holiday.

Resorts in Kos, like all of the Greek islands, vary in what they have to offer holidaymakers, therefore some are better suited to families, while others are ideal for couples and others are perfect for young groups. Kardamena is the busiest, brashest resort and is the place to go if you want to party, as it has plenty of clubs, karaoke bars, and English-style pubs.

Kos Town is lively too but is more upmarket. Dining by candlelight, chic cocktail bars and sultry backstreet bars make it a great base for those in search of a romantic break. The town is a very interesting place to be by day, too, with a magnificent medieval castle perched over the harbour and ancient ruins scattered among the streets.

If you want a quiet time, Psalidi is a good choice, as it combines a broad sweep of sand with just a handful of eateries and shops. For something in-between, try Kamari and Kefalos. The former is the purpose-built resort, while the latter retains traditional whitewashed Greek buildings and ancient relics.

Greek food is popular the world over, with Greek eateries featuring in most major cities on the planet. From taramasalata or hummus with pitta bread to moussaka with a side of Greek salad, food is one of the joys of a visit to Kos - especially when eaten in a cosy, convivial little taverna, beneath a starlit sky.

If you feel that a holiday in Kos would suit you very well, why not check out the hotels we offer on this Greek island?