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Port of Kos Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
Vacation Travel Guide

The arrival point for many visitors to Kos is a beautiful port that borders a collection of historical attractions, including Roman ruins and a medieval castle.

For approximately 2,000 years, Kos Port has played an important role in the life of the island. First as a trading post and in more recent years as a tourist gateway to the rest of Kos. It is also a pleasant place for a stroll and to enjoy traditional Greek cuisine in nearby tavernas.

Walk along the dock to admire the variety of boats moored in this natural harbor. Stop for refreshments in a café or restaurant and then tour the ruins of Kos Castle, which overlooks the port. The medieval fortified complex was built by the Knights of Saint John to protect the area from attacks by the Ottoman Empire. Wander through the ancient remains and pause to take in the exceptional views of the port and the Aegean Sea. There is also a museum here showcasing some of the archeological finds from this site.

After your castle visit, explore some of the other historical sites that are within easy walking distance of the port. Go to the ancient agora to see the remains of temples and sit on one of the stone seats in the old Roman amphitheater.

Come back to the port for a day trip to neighboring Dodecanese Islands, including Rhodes. Ferries leaving the port also travel to locations along the Turkish coastline. You can also charter a boat to take you to some of Kos's remote beaches.

The Port of Kos is the main port of the island and is in Kos Town, on the northeast coast. There are daily ferry services from here to Piraeus, Athens and the islands of Leros, Patmos and Rhodes. You can also travel to Santorini and Syros several times a week. One of the popular Turkish destinations that can be reached from here is Bodrum, a resort town with beautiful beaches and an ancient castle.

If you arrive in Kos and don’t want to take your luggage very far, book a room in one of the hotels located close to the port.

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Top Hotels Close to Port of Kos

Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kos Aktis Art Hotel
4 out of 5
Vasileos Georgiou 7, Kos
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in the heart of Kos, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands, Port of Kos, and Psalidi Beach. Tree of Hippocrates and Moslem Shrine ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"Great location, great views, helpful staff, fantastic breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2020

Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kosta Palace
Kosta Palace
3.5 out of 5
Kos town, Kos, Kos Island
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Port of Kos. Psalidi Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

3.9/5Good! (149 reviews)

"Very good hotel, which I definitely recommend. Excellent location, spotlessly clean, and the staff -- everyone -- were lovely and efficient. Even the cheerful housekeeper spoke English, and left animal sculptures made from our towels, on our bed! Generous breakfast buffet, including make-your-own ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2019

Kosta Palace
Astron
Astron
3 out of 5
AKTI KOUNTOURIOTOU ST., 31, Kos, South Aegean
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Situated in Kos, this hotel is steps from Aegean Islands and Port of Kos. Psalidi Beach is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

2.5/5 (2 reviews)
First wedding anniversary

"Management was rude and abusive they had us very upset, pool looked good, we would not recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2016

Astron
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Port of Kos

Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kos Aktis Art Hotel
4 out of 5
Vasileos Georgiou 7, Kos
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kosta Palace
Kosta Palace
3.5 out of 5
Kos town, Kos, Kos Island
Kosta Palace
Astron
Astron
3 out of 5
AKTI KOUNTOURIOTOU ST., 31, Kos, South Aegean
Astron
Jasmine Hotel Apartments
Jasmine Hotel Apartments
2.5 out of 5
1 Panagi Tsaldari Street, Kos
Jasmine Hotel Apartments
Catherine Hotel
Catherine Hotel
2 out of 5
Panagi Tsaldari 6 & Meg.Alexandrou 5, Kos
The price is CA $38 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Catherine Hotel
Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra Hotel
4 out of 5
16, 25th Martiou Str, Kos, Kos Island
Alexandra Hotel
Hotel Sonia
Hotel Sonia
1 out of 5
Irodotou 9, Kos
Hotel Sonia
Pantheon Apartments
Pantheon Apartments
4 out of 5
14 IRODOTOU STREET, Kos
Pantheon Apartments
Bristol Hotel & Apartments
Bristol Hotel & Apartments
2 out of 5
Patakou 5, Kos, Kos Island
Bristol Hotel & Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.