If you are looking for a destination that provides historical sights, stunning scenery and more beaches than you could shake the proverbial stick at, then Kos might just be the place you need to consider for your next HOT Holiday.

Kos is one of the Dodecanese Islands in the south Aegean Sea and blends the old and new together to create a popular holiday hotspot for visitors looking to embrace the Mediterranean sun.

Like the other Greek islands, Kos benefits from that sun throughout the year, with average temperatures running into the high 20s and early 30s during the summer months but remaining comfortable during the winter; even when rain may be falling.

It makes Kos a year-round destination for a wide range of travellers, from those who want to take things easy on the beach, to those who want to head off to explore the scenic areas inland and those who are only concerned with having some fun in the sun.

Those who want to embrace the beach lifestyle will be able to choose from a wide range of beaches that line nearly 300km of coast – ranging from wide open sandy options to more isolated coves and hidden bays where you can escape the crowds.

Anyone seeking to see the lively side of the island will love the opportunity to spend time at the popular resort of Kardamena where there are plenty of bars and restaurants alongside a large sandy beach, or the bustling capital Kos Town.

Here, alongside bars, cafes and restaurants, there is another of the islands top beaches and also some of the many historical buildings to be found across the island – such as the Castle of Neratzia and the nearby remains of Asclepeion.

For those who want to see the more traditional face of Kos, there are plenty of more low-ley options to explore away from the main tourist areas.

You could also head inland to explore the impressive countryside or take a hike up the slopes of Mount Dikeos to marvel at the best possible views of the island around you.

In short, no matter what you want from your Mediterranean break, Kos is a destination that will deliver.

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  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Greek
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