Small and Great!

The distance from the City of Kos in the east of the island to Kefalos in the west is just 25 miles. Despite its size, Kos has everything holidaymakers could wish for, with stunning beaches, famous landmarks, an exciting nightlife and neighbouring islands within easy reach.

Like almost everywhere in Greece, Kos boasts a wealth of ancient sites, among them the well-preserved temple of Asclepeion. A visit to the hot thermal springs of Embros is a treat not to be missed; the spring water stems from the mountains and flows through a small channel into the sea.

Quick facts Kos

Flight time

02:35 h


2045 km

Time difference

+ 1 hour CET



A cup of cappuccino costs around

CHF 2.59

Beach or mountain village

With plenty of delightful beaches to choose from, this small Greek island is an ideal seaside holiday destination. Kardamena in the south and Tigaki in the north are considered two of the most beautiful resorts on the island. Cyclists appreciate Kos for its flat terrain. A less strenuous way to explore the island is a Jeep Safari tour.

The mountain village of Zia is a particularly popular sight that treats visitors to breath-taking vistas of the sunsets. Anyone needing a change of air can hop on a boat and visit one or several of Kos’s neighbouring islands, such as Kalymnos with its famous sponge divers, or Patmos featuring the Holy Grotto of John the Evangelist. The island of Rhodes can be reached by boat or ferry.

Beach party or taverna

Kos enjoys a pleasant climate all year round. With very little precipitation in summer, this island is, unsurprisingly, famous for its beach parties. Those who favour something a little more tranquil can bring the day to a close in one of Kos’s many inviting tavernas.

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