Kos Town is a resort that attracts couples, families and groups of singles, whether you are looking for a lot of history and culture or a nightlife than enables you to stay up all night long. The transfer time on average for the resort is around 50 minutes, giving you plenty of time to look around at the surrounding scenery that Kos has to offer. It also means you have just enough time to gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. The beaches are long and narrow, covered in golden sand leading down to the waters edge. The beach in the north of the resort is larger than the one in the south however both have sunbeds and parasols for hire and a range of water sports are available. Accommodation in Kos Town mainly consists of hotels ranging at around 2-4-stars. They tend to offer room only, half-board or all-inclusive and have all of the facilities that you would expect them to have.
The beaches in Kos Town are very attractive and perfect for relaxing. However if you prefer more activity then why not try water sports such as snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, paragliding, swimming, hiring pedalloes, going on banana boats or going on one of the many boat trips. Cycling is also a popular activity and a great way of getting around the resort. There is plenty exploring for you to do if you prefer less strenuous activity, such as going into the town to see the Roman amphitheatre, villa and baths, visiting the Temple of Dionysos or seeing the archaeological museum and Castle of the Knights of St John. There are a number of local excursions for you to enjoy such as visiting a number of archaeological sites, the beach at Tingaki, other resorts such as Kefalos, the 14th-century castle of Antimachia or take a boat trip to other islands such as Kalymnos, Nissyros or Bodrum in Turkey. There are also a number of catamaran trips for you to enjoy or the water park in Psalidi.
Kos Town has a high number of restaurants to choose from offering brilliant cuisines, especially along the harbour. Most restaurants offer traditional Greek cuisine and seafood although if you want something more familiar then you will also find a lot of British food as well as fast food. The nightlife in Kos Town is very lively with a number of nightclubs on offer. You will also find plenty of bars and pubs mainly on two streets near the waterfront. Shopping in Kos Town is brilliant with a wide variety of places on offer. You will find clothing, jewellery, leather goods, souvenirs, crafts, shoes, bags and a number of supermarkets around the resort. There are a number of buses available taking you into various other resorts on the island. There is also a mini train that runs through the town. Taxis are available throughout the resort although car and motorbike hire is available if you need it.
Kos Town enjoys a Mediterranean climate of very long and hot summers. July and August are the hottest months in the resort with an average temperature of 25°C although this commonly rises to highs of well over 30°C. May is the official start to the summer with temperatures at 21°C which quickly rises to 25°C by June. There is normally no rainfall over July and August and the evenings remain hot at highs of 22°C. July and August see 12 hours of sunshine a day which drops to around 5 hours a day in the winter. Spring and Autumn are pleasant times to come if you are not keen on very hot weather, with temperatures mostly ranging between 16-20°C. Winters tend to be mild in Kos Town with temperatures staying at around 10°C. Between October and May you can expect to see some rainfall but not to the extent that we are used to. December if the wettest month in Kos Town, however it still tends to remain fairly warm.