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Kos is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeast of the Aegean Sea. It's located just 4 kilometres from Bodrum in Turkey and has about 32,000 inhabitants. It's a popular beach resort area, but with a lot of nature and culture on offer as well.
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Kos has a Mediterranea climate with warm, dry and sunny summers and mild but wetter winters. Summer lasts from June to September with maximum temperatures averaging 28-32 °C and nights of around 24 °C. Winters from December to February see most of the rain falling throughout the year and temperatures between 10 °C at night and 15 °C during the day.
Kos Island International Airport (KGS) has a wide range of flights from European countries. TuiFly mainly serves the German market, with seasonal (April-October) flights to/from Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart and several others. Thomas Cook provides many flights to the UK, including London and Manchester.
Other airlines serve a range of destinations including Brussels, Paris, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Prague, Stockholm, Warsaw, Verona, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Belgrade, Geneva, Helsinki, Tel Aviv, Zürich, Basel, Vienna and Ljubljana.
Kos is well connected to Piraeus (10 to 15 hours) and with all the islands in the Dodecanese, such as Rhodes (3½ hours) and Patmos (four hours), as well as additional connections to the Cyclades. In summer there is a weekly ferry service from Kos Town to Samos and Thessaloniki. Local car ferries run to Pothia on Kalymnos from Mastihari (one hour, four daily). In addition there are faster, passenger-only small ferries from Mastihari to Pothia running up to five times daily.
Car rental agencies are abundant and relatively affordable. Taxis on the other hand are not.
Scooters are a better and even cheaper way of getting around the island.
From the airport, there is a public bus going to Kos town via Mastichari.
|Astron Hotel-Kos||31, Akti Kountouriotou Str. 31, Akti Kountouriotou Str.||Hotel||83|
|Caravia Beach Hotel & Bungalows||Kos-Marmari||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Koala||Harmiloy 21||Hotel||87|
|Hotel Yiorgos||Harmilou 9||Hotel||82|
|Imperial Kos||37 Amerikis Street Kos||Hotel||-|
|Leonidas Hotel||Sintagmatos Dodekanision St||HOTEL||82|
|Paritsa Hotel Kos||Kanari - Spetson Sts||Hotel||-|
|Panormitis Studios||Ag. Stefanos - Kefalos||Apartment||90|
|Gaia Garden||Lambi, Kos Island||HOTEL||89|
|Gaia Village Hotel||Tingaki, Kos Island||Hotel||-|
|Gaia Royal - Mastihari||Mastihari||HOTEL||-|
|Beach Hotel Nina||Marmari P.O. Box 352||Hostel||-|
|Olympia Mare||Aranghi | Kardamena Kos||Apartment||88|
|Seagulls Bay Villas||Mastichari||HOTEL||-|
|Bristol Hotel Apts||Patakou Street 5||Hotel||-|
|Kelly Kos Apartments||Megalou Alexandrou 36||Apartment||-|
|Philippos Studios & Apartment||Kardamena||APARTMENT||-|
|Giakalis Apart Hotel||Marmari Kos||Hotel||-|
|Aspro Spiti Apartments||Tigaki||Apartment||-|
|Fantasia Hotel||Elefteriou Venizelou 1||HOTEL||86|
|Kos Bay Hotel||Artemissias Str.||HOTEL||84|
|Archipelago - Psalidi||Psalidi||HOTEL||-|
|Continental Palace - Kos||G. Papadreou Str.||HOTEL||-|
|Kalimera Mare - Kardamaina||Kardamaina||HOTEL||-|
|Katras Apartments - Tigaki||Tigaki Area||HOTEL||-|
|Sun Palace - Psalidi||Psalidi||HOTEL||-|
|Tigaki's Star - Tigaki||Tigaki||HOTEL||-|
|Triton Hotel||Vasileos Georgiou 4||HOTEL||-|
|Tropical Sol Hotel||Tigaki||HOTEL||-|
|Citi Hotel - Kos Town||Georgiou Papandreou & Thessalou||HOTEL||-|
|Luis Hotel Apartments||Mastihari Kos||APARTMENT||-|
|The Small Village||Mastichari||APARTMENT||-|
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