Kos city centre
Kos Island International Airport (KGS): 13 mi from city centre
Flights to Kos: practical information
Cheap airlines to Kos
Planning a holiday in Kos? We don't blame you, this Greek island is a paradise. Kos International Airport (KGS) welcomes flights from all over the world with Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet, Thomson Airways and others. From the UK, find the cheapest flights to Kos with low cost and holiday charter airlines.
When to book flights to Kos
Like most of Greece's islands, summer is peak season so it pays to book your flights and hotels early, at least 3-6 months in advance if you want any sort of a deal. The cheapest flights to Kos are usually in spring and autumn. Many airlines only offer seasonal flights to Kos so flying there in winter isn't always cheap.
- Peak season: June-September.
- Low season: Winter.
Direct flights to Kos take 4 hours from London.
Experience Kos: what to see, what to do
Kos is the star of Greece's Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea. With pebbled and sandy beaches that stretch for 112km along the coast, impressive ruins and the most delicious foods, what's not to love about Kos?
Essentials in Kos
Kos Town: This town's white-washed houses and ancient ruins will win you over instantly. The ancient gymnasium, odeon, Roman House plus the Knight's castle are just a few of the sights to see.
Thermal springs: Head north-east from Kos Town past Agios Fokas until you reach Thermae. Here you'll find a group of gorgeous thermal springs with water temperatures of 40-50°C year-round. You'll need a Kos car hire to get there but the springs are free to use.
Kefalos: If you're looking for beach time while on holidays in Kos, head to the south-western part of the island in Kefalos. If a beach is named Paradise Beach it must be good, right? The beaches in this area are the most renown on the island.
Find more information on Visit Greece.
Accommodations in Kos
Kos caters to the summer season tourists very well. You'll find Kos hotels in every price range with something for backpackers and exclusive holiday apartments for travellers looking for more privacy. In summer you have to book early, in winter many hotels and resorts close up for low season.