Top 10 Things to Do in Kos

Are you traveling to Kos? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Kos as a tourist!

If you wonder where to go in Greece, Kos is a wonderful island, known for its nightlife and beautiful nature. 

Agios Fokas Beach

Agios Fokas Beach is a beautiful and lovely beach located on the northeastern tip of Kos. On this beach, there’s also a beach bar that serves delicious drinks. The beach lies about 8 kilometers south of Kos.

Diving and Snorkeling

Like many other Greek islands, there are great opportunities for both diving and snorkeling. The crystal clear waters and the pleasant temperature makes it possible to discover the marine wildlife of Greece. All around Kos there’s also a lot of shipwrecks to explore.


Kos was a few years ago one of the largest destinations for party trips but has gradually lost its party spirit a bit. But despite that, there are still many who travel to Kos for partying and sunbathing. Besides nightclubs, Kos also offers plenty of bars and pubs with a quieter atmosphere.


Today, one can see the ruins of a temple area that was built 100 years BC. The temple was dedicated to Asklepios, who was the god of medicine. Many experts believe that Asklepion was one of the world’s first hospitals. In addition to a piece of history, you can also enjoy a beautiful view of Turkey from this place.

Kos Castle

The old fortress of Kos is located near the harbor and is a classic landmark on the island. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 1400s and it was here that the St. John order started. Today the castle of Kos is a museum that showcases historical objects and tells us more about what happened at the castle.


Nissyros is a small volcanic island located just south of Kos. You can visit the day trip and explore the authentic Greek village life. Nissyros is very traditional, and there are many beautiful buildings and monasteries to have a look at. Local restaurants serving Greek food in Greek style. Most people who come here hike up to the active volcano to see it bubble and steam up close.


Therma is a hot spring that makes both your body and soul smile. The thermal bath lies about 10 km from Kos town and is popular with both tourists and locals. The water contains minerals like Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, all of which can do wonders for your body and skin.

Kos Natural Park

Discover the beautiful and green nature of Kos. Explore the small villages and buy beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs and locally produced products. At the top of the Natural Park, there’s also a breathtaking view that awaits you!

Tigaki Beach

This beach is considered by many to be one of the best in Kos, an opinion that we at Destinavo also shares. Tigaki Beach is perfect for the whole family and is incredibly beautiful with its powdery white sand and crystal clear waters. The beach lies about 11 km from Kos town, and is one of the things to do in Kos that one just cannot miss!

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