Kos is perfect for relaxation and recreation. The island is easy to get around and you can get to the neighbouring islands in no time. Kos awaits you with enchanting blue and white houses, olive groves, eucalyptus trees, crystalline blue waters and friendly locals. Experience the true Greek hospitality and immerse yourself in the magic of nature. If you feel tempted, stick with us, as we’ll show you why you should set off sailing around Kos!
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Do you wish for a vacation on the Aegean Sea, while avoiding crowds? Would you set up cultural programs, but also make time for relaxation? The answer is really easy! The island of Kos has everything, you’ve dreamt of. Historical time travel, picturesque beaches, private gulfs, and hidden sections of the coast are all waiting for you.
Location of Kos
The Greek island of Kos is on the Aegean Sea. It’s part of the South Aegean islands, within this the Dodecanese island chain. About 33 388 residents live in its 290, 3 km2 area. The island lies 4 km from the ancient Turkish region, Caria.
Beaches in Kos
Many think that the beaches of Kos are the most beautiful in Greece. This is not a coincidence since these beaches are covered in soft sand carpets washed by crystal blue water.
Mastichari Beach Kos:
The Mastichari beach lies 27 kilometre southward from the city of Kos. White sand and emerald water turn this place into an exotic paradise. In the middle of the seacoast, there are many colourful deck chairs and beach umbrellas. Sports opportunities are also available. Trees provide shading in the neighbouring areas. The settlement is around the gulf and has several accommodations, restaurants, cafes, and shops. Most people visit the beach during the day. The small port of the village provides a connection to the island of Kalymnos. You can explore nearby islands and gulfs alone or with your family if you rent a boat.
Thermes Beach Kos:
Thermes is one of the most idyllic places on the island of Kos. It’s a beautiful, sandy beach with steep rocks and clean, dark water around it. It’s 12 km from the city of Kos. In front of the beach, there’s the famously hot, round lake, protected by rocks. Hot water mingles with seawater in this pool, offering a natural warm bath. The Thermes offers one of the most joyful experiences for the body and soul and serves as a perfect therapeutic method for all visitors.
Paradise Beach Kos:
Paradise is among the most popular beaches in Kos. It’s 30 km from Kos, and 7 km from Kefalos. No wonder why the beach got its name: this section of the coast has an excellent combination of white sand and crystal water. The beach is well-equipped with umbrellas, a sun deck, and a watersport centre. It attracts many visitors from day to day. Several inns with fresh fish and Greek cuisine are waiting for gourmets as well.
Main sights in Kos
Kos has a rich historical heritage. The modern city was built in the ancient town. Amazing ruins provide time travel to tourists, like the temple of Aphrodite or the sanctuary of Hercules. The ancient Agora stands as proof of the glorious past. The island is most famous for being the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Here, you can view the Platan tree under which he taught his disciples. To this day it stands next to the entrance of the Neratzia Castle, in the centre of Kos. The water of the fountain here is said to be therapeutic.
Weather of Kos
The Greek coast has a Mediterranean climate. The air of the country is very clean and dry from spring to early autumn. There’s a lot of sunshine, while the amount of rain usually decreases from the west to the east. In summer, we almost never see any clouds in the sky. Rain is practically an unknown guest in the summer months. The sea can heat up to 23-25 °C from June to August. Even in October, it’s still 23 °C. The area of Greece is constantly windy, these winds, however, are always changing. The wind that dominates the summer months is called Meltemi. From June, it blows from the northwest and the northeast. It reaches its full strength, from 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale, in July and August.
The sea-wind comes in late September or early October, which blows from the southeast and the southwest. It’s a specifically southern wind, that dominates mostly in spring and fall with a strength of 2 to 4. Due to Greece’s typical winds, it’s most rewarding to plan a sailing route from the south to the north in spring and autumn, and from the north to the south in summer. The waving is preferable compared to the Croatian archipelago since there’s a greater distance between the Greek islands. The current flows counterclockwise in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, and northward along the Turkish coast. The water flows southward on the Eastern Greek coasts, but from the west side of the Peloponnese Peninsula northern current dominates.
Yacht charter Kos – the main ports
Kamares Marina, Kos
This large port is located on the western side of Kos, on Kamari. They accept boats with a length of up to 60 metres and a maximum draught of 6 metres. This well-equipped marina offers access to water, shops and the opportunity to take care of small maintenance tasks. There are many great beaches and attractions nearby.
Kos Marina, Kos
The giant marina of the capital of Kos accommodates 250 vessels. Boats with a length of up to 80 metres and a draught of 5 metres can be docked here. The marina, which has its own security guard service, provides you with the opportunity to take care of boat service, fuel your boat replenish your water supplies. There are restaurants, bars and hotels in the near vicinity. The marina even has a Blue Flag certificate, which proves its excellence. a memorable program. Not to mention sea sports, which will boost your adrenaline levels for sure. Don’t hesitate to choose this Mediterranean paradise as your next travel destination.
The small harbour is located on the southern shores of Faliraki. It is mostly used by the local fishermen, but some tourists also dock here. As the harbour is designed for small fishing boats, it can only accommodate short tourist boats.
This giant marina on the northern part of Rhodes Town has become world-famous for a reason. It excels all the other marinas on the Aegean Sea in all respects. They can accommodate 382 boats with a length of up to 120 metres and a maximum draught of 6.5 metres. Regardless of what service you need for your boat, you will definitely find it here: fuel, service, maintenance, water supply – they have it all! They even provide convenient features – for instance, Wi-Fi access – which is a rare commodity in Greek marinas.
This is a smaller marina in one of the southwestern bays of Symi, near Panormittis. Thanks to its location, it is protected well from the Meltemi. They accommodate boats up to 60 metres in length. However, they offer no significant services here. There are restaurants, bars and a mall next to the marina.
Agios Stefanos Marina, Tilos
The main marina of Tilos accommodates boats with a length of up to 60 metres and a draught of 6 metres. We can replenish our water supplies, take care of smaller maintenance tasks and go shopping here.
Palon Marina, Nisyros
This is the larger, eastern marina of Nisyros. They accommodate boats that are up to 60 metres in length and have a draught of up to 4 metres. You can choose from all the main services here, including shopping and access to water. There are several interesting sights to explore near the port, including the Zagoras Museum, which is only a few blocks away.
Limin Kalímnou, Kalymnos
This marina is located in a wonderful environment and is equipped very well. You will find all amenities required for boating: fuel, maintenance and inspection, as well as water supply. If you get hungry, there are several taverns, restaurants and bars to choose from near the port. They accommodate boats with a length of up to 20 metres and a draught of 5 metres. If you have a longer boat, you should go to the marina of Vathi a bit further to the north.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Kos. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Kos shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Kos shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Kos, and cruise around Kos
Day 1. Kos – Kalymnos 29.24 km (18.17 mi), Day 2. Kalymnos – Leros 38.35 km (23.83 mi), Day 3. Leros – Mastichari 42.00 km (26.10 mi), Day 4. Mastichari – Kardamena 51.09 km (31.75 mi), Day 5. Kardamena – Mandraki (Nisiros island) 18.31 km (11.38 mi), Day 6. Nisiros – Tilos 39.82 km (24.74 mi), Da 7. Tilos – Agios Fokas – Kos 59.47 km (36.95 mi).
Day 1. Kos – Kefalos 46.37 km (28.81 mi), Day 2. Kefalos – Astipalea island 65.13 km (40.47 mi), Day 3. Astipalea – Syrna & Stefania island 35.47 km (22.04 mi), Day 4. Stefania – Krevatia (Chalki island ) 80.75 km (50.18 mi), Day 5. Chalki – Tilos 33.83 km (21.02 mi´) Day 6. Tilos – Mandraki 35.74 km (22.21 mi), Day 7. Mandraki – Agios Fokas – Kos 59.47 km (36.95 mi)
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