Kos Town Travel Guide
Shopping Kos Town is the major shopping destination on the island. Visitors will find a number of souvenir shops, as well as markets selling spices, olive oil, and seashells. Popular souvenirs include jewellery and leather goods.
Restaurants Kos has many restaurants clustered along the waterfront and around the main square, ranging from traditional Greek to Italian and Chinese.
Nightlife There are bars, pubs and tavernas scattered all over Kos Town, but the aptly named 'bar street' is the place to go at night. The party lasts until dawn in the warmer months and offers an eclectic mix of music, from local bouzouki orchestras to thumping electronic beats.
Activities Kos Town's main beach is narrow and pebbled but nearby Tigaki has pure white sand. Lambi, Psalidi, and Agios Fokas are also popular and offer a range of watersports, such as water skiing, parasailing, and banana rides. History lovers will enjoy the town's attractions, which include the Hippocrates Tree, Knight's Castle, and the Archaeological Museum. Nearby villages boast interesting old ruins.
Negatives The nearest sand beaches are several miles from town, and the nightlife can be overwhelming for tourists looking for a quieter holiday.