I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Kos and Josh and I got engaged here!
Here are some activities I recommend doing and places I recommend you check out. Kos is part of the Dodecanese cluster of islands in Greece. It has an airport with direct flights from London. It has a port that connects you to other islands within the Dodecanese islands.
Where to stay
Definitely in the main town. There are loads of restaurants along the water between Lampi beach and Kos harbour. Somewhere near there would be central to the bus, supermarkets, restaurants and the port for day trips or to visit other islands.
If you can hire a car, it’s good to get out and see the island but not essential as there are buses. If you have an Australian license you will need an international permit (Greece is very strict on this now). If you want to get a taxi in Kos, a pre booking is essential.
What to do
- Natural thermal beach. It’s cool because the water is so hot but meets the sea that is cold!
- Tigaki beach is a really nice sandy beach with white sand.
- Paradise beach is a long stretch of white sand. You can do organised water sports on there
- Agios Stefanos Beach has beautiful clear water. It’s at the other end of the island.
- Day trips to some islands are good day outings if you have the time. We went to Kamimnos and some other smaller islands i na full day excursion. There vendors selling tickets near the port. I think it was €20-25 for the day and included lunch.
- You can do a day trip to Bodrum in Turkey which is a cute little tourist town. Shops, beach etc. The boat is about 40 minutes.
Where to eat
Lofaki needs to be #1 on your list! You need to go to this restaurant for sunset. It’s the most gorgeous view and where Josh and I got engaged. It’s so perfect!!! You will need a car or get a taxi there.
One thing I didn’t know about Kos is you always need to pre book a taxi. I thought the guy at the hotel was joking but we couldn’t get a taxi to dinner and missed our dinner reservation (and unknowingly our engagement) lol wherever you’re staying, get the taxi number if you’re not getting a car.