Hidden sandy coves, sprawling ruins and peaceful harbours clinking with fishing boats, it's simply oozing Greek island charm and we've selected the best hotels in Kos for an unforgettable escape.
BEST HOTELS IN KOS, GREECE
The third largest island in the Dodecanese archipelago, Kos is actually closer to the Turkish resort of Bodrum than it is to Athens, which stretches the sun-drenched holiday season from April through to late October.
Famously the birthplace of Hippocrates, the island is teeming with ancient ruins and is a perfect choice for those looking to combine a beach holiday with culture and ancient history.
Kos Town, the island capital, makes a great base for your holiday. At its heart is Hippocrates Plane Tree, a leafy descendent of the original tree that the father of medicine taught under. Wander around the Ancient Agora, the remains of the old town with its stadium and gymnasium, or visit Nerantzia Castle, built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John. It's also close to the site of Asklepieion, the island's famous healing centre built by the son of Apollo in the 3rd century BC.
A 10-minute drive north from Kos Town is the thermal waters of Agios Fokas, a natural sea pool filled by thermal waters. While Lámbi Beach and Tigaki are both buzzy resorts offering family hotels and adult-only options, alongside numerous bars and tavernas. On the southeastern coast is Kefalos, a quieter beach resort which boasts some of the island's nicest stretches of sand.
Whether you're looking for a fly-and-flop style resort in Kefalos, a chic boutique hotel in Kos Town or a beachfront pad in Marmari, we've chosen some of our favourite Kos hotels for your next holiday to Greece. (AnnaDudek)