Last Updated on December 14, 2023 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge
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Welcome to Kos, a Mediterranean haven where history meets modern relaxation. With its beautiful beaches, clear blue waters, and a rich cultural heritage, the island offers the ideal mix of leisure and adventure.
Whether you’re lounging on Paradise Beach, discovering ancient wonders like the Asklepion, or savouring authentic Greek cuisine at local eateries, Kos promises an incredible island retreat.
So, take your pick from this comprehensive list of resorts you can check out, starting with those that are closest to the airport in terms of distance and driving times.
Besides, the closer you are to the airport the easier it will be to reach usually, and the longer you’ll have to enjoy your holiday!
|Distance From Kos Airport
|What to expect
|7 km (10 minute drive)
|Peaceful coastal village known for its beautiful sandy beaches and water sports. Ideal for relaxation and exploring local tavernas.
|7 km (10 minute drive)
|Lively resort known for its nightlife, sandy beaches, and water sports. Perfect for partygoers and beach enthusiasts.
|11 km (14 minute drive)
|Family-friendly resort with a long sandy beach and various activities. Perfect for water sports enthusiasts and beach relaxation.
|16 km (21 minute drive)
|Picturesque area with a wide sandy beach and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy water sports and explore nearby natural attractions.
|24 km (32 minute drive)
|Vibrant island capital with a mix of historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Explore ancient ruins, dine at seaside restaurants, and visit the harbor.
|25 km (34 minute drive)
|Coastal area offering a peaceful escape with a scenic beach. Enjoy beachfront hotels and easy access to Kos Town's attractions.
|27 km (39 minute drive)
|Quiet resort with a mix of beaches and therapeutic hot springs. Ideal for wellness retreats and exploring nature.
|17 km (39 minute drive)
|Charming village with a laid-back vibe and a historic center. Explore traditional architecture and enjoy panoramic views from the hills.
|32 km (43 minute drive)
|Serene area with a mix of sandy and pebble beaches. Ideal for a tranquil getaway and enjoying beautiful sunsets.
And here’s a map showing you where each of these resorts are located in relation to the airport.
There are plenty of UK airports and airlines flying directly to Kos, all operating on a seasonal basis.
First things first, we would usually recommend booking an ATOL protected package holiday to this destination.
Reason being, you’ll often get better value for money compared to booking a flight only.
Besides, the final price can be bundled together into one simple booking and include your flights, hotel, full baggage allowance and transfers both ways.
And if it is a holiday you’re after, we tend to recommend the following, otherwise known as the “top 3”:
That’s certainly the case if your flight is operated by Jet2, TUI or easyJet, because it’s ideal to have the same overarching company looking after every element of your holiday if possible.
For those airlines that don’t operate holidays however, such as Ryanair, it’s worth checking out On The Beach who also have a good reputation, and you can often bag an amazing deal.
Keep in mind however that you don’t get certain extras included such as your bags or transfers, so bear that in mind if you do require those extras!
If you haven’t already got a route in mind, it’s worth taking a couple of minutes on each individual website to see for yourself which will be better after taking into account your favourite departure airport, preferred dates, flight times that work for you, hotels you like the look of and indeed prices!
If you’re travelling around the island and want to stay in different places, or if you just want complete flexibility in terms of where you stay using the likes of Airbnb, then booking your flights and accommodation separately will probably be your best bet.
So, here’s the list of holiday resorts you can check out, ordered of closest to Kos airport first:
We’ve used holiday resorts as featured by the UK’s largest holiday provider Jet2holidays, but the vast majority of these will also be covered by the other providers, too.
And we’ve made our road distance calculations using the handy directions feature on Google Maps, whilst estimated driving times will of course depend on traffic.
We hope you found this useful, and if you end up booking, enjoy your holiday!
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