Kos Island Guide

Kos Island Overview

Being one of the more touristy Greek islands, I never expected to find myself liking Kos but after spending 3 weeks here in the summer of 2021, I have to admit it’s a pretty nice place.

Easily accessed via its international airport or ferry connections from neighbouring islands, it’s a popular holiday destination with a great climate due to its southerly location and proximity to the Turkish coastline. In high summer, temperatures can easily reach the mid-to-high 30’s Celsius (90 – 105 Fahrenheit).

Kos Hotel Reviews

Hotel Sonia, Kos Town, Kos

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Review Rating: 5/5 Date of Visit: July 2021 After a disappointing few nights at Captain’s Hotel, I was determined to find better accommodation in Kos Town that wouldn’t totally blow…

Captain’s Hotel, Kos Town, Kos

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Review Rating: 2/5 Date of Visit: July 2021 I booked 4 nights at Captain’s Hotel in a bit of a rush after deciding to leave Tilos a day earlier than…


Kos Blog Posts

Day 46: Kos Final Full Day

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Friday 20th August 2021 Reflecting on Kos Today, after more than three weeks, is my final full day on Kos. If you’ve read my previous updates, you’ll know that I…

Day 45: Last Gym Session on Kos

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Thursday 19th August 2021 Last Workout My 7-day gym pass expires today, so I wanted to make sure I had a decent workout as I had no idea when –…

Day 44: Moving Hotel Room Part 2

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Wednesday 18th August 2021 Deja Vu What I neglected to mention in yesterday’s update was that my hotel room move was just for one night. Today, I move rooms again…

Day 43: Moving Hotel Room

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Tuesday 17th August 2021 Mostly Business as Usual Part of the arrangement I’d made with Hotel Sonia that enabled me to stay here until I [hopefully – more on this…

Day 42: Visiting Tigaki

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Monday 16th August 2021 A Bit More Sightseeing After a few days of nothing but Kos Town, I decided to get out of the resort and see a bit more…

Days 38-41: Living Life in Kos Town

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15 August 2021 Getting into a Routine Once again, for the sake of brevity I’ve condensed the last four days into a single update. Having returned…

Day 37: Back to Kos Town

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Wednesday 11th August 2021 Leaving Kefalos Having decided to return to Kos Town for the remainder of my time on the island, I had my last breakfast at Chrysoula Apartments…

Days 34-36: Nothing But The Pool

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Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th August 2021 I Really am Taking it Easy I’ve taken the unusual step of combining the past 3 days into a single post because if…

Day 33: Ed Departs, I Remain

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Saturday 7th August 2021 Making Decisions I mentioned in this earlier post that I’m going to be on Kos at least a week longer than I had originally planned, due…

Day 32: Road Trip (with Ed!)

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Friday 6th August 2021 Forgetting to Hire a Car After our full-day boat trip yesterday, Ed and I had planned to hire a car today so we could see some…

Day 31: Boat Trip with Ed

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Thursday 5th August 2021 Early Breakfast Our boat trip was scheduled to depart at 9:30 am, so I met Ed downstairs for breakfast just after 8. We chatted for a…

Day 30: Ed Arrives on Kos

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Wednesday 4th August 2021 Morning After another excellent night’s sleep in my deluxe-room bed, I once again sat outside on the veranda to enjoy my breakfast at Hotel Sonia. I…

Day 29: Why I’m Still on Kos

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Tuesday 3rd August 2021 Superb Sleep and Brilliant Breakfast It’s fair to say I was pleased with my hotel move. I had a fantastic night’s sleep on the most comfortable…

Day 28: Kos Town Hotel Move

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Monday 2nd August 2021 Laundry Day As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I managed to negotiate a good deal on a different hotel for the next 5 nights here on Kos….

Day 27: Kos Beach Day Again

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Sunday 1st August 2021 Planning Ahead Tonight was – thankfully – my last night at Captain’s Hotel. Admittedly, the location is pretty good, but as I’ve mentioned in previous posts,…

Day 26: Kos Car Hire

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Saturday 31st July 2021 Exploring the Island As it was my first visit to Kos, I figured it was time to get away from Kos Town and explore the rest…

Day 25: Kos Town Beach Day

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Friday 30th July 2021 Getting What I Paid For Sometimes, when you book a cheap hotel, you get exactly what you deserve. I don’t like to be too harsh with…