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Port of Kos
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Port of Kos
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 harbour. 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 amphitheatre.

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.

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.

Top Trending Hotels Near Port of Kos

Catherine Hotel
Catherine Hotel
2 out of 5
Panagi Tsaldari 6 & Meg.Alexandrou 5, Kos
The price is Rs2,632 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Located in the heart of Kos, this hotel is steps away from Aegean Islands and Port of Kos. Psalidi Beach is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.
3.8/5Good! (105 reviews)
A little oasis on a wonderful island....
"Our stay at Catherine Hotel was booked with very short notice but we found the reception staff so welcoming and helpful with ordering a taxi, safely storing our luggage and showing us nice places to eat in Kos town. The room was very clean and contemporary style and the location was superb for shopping, ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

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Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kos Aktis Art Hotel
4 out of 5
Vasileos Georgiou 7, Kos
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,182 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Located in the heart of Kos, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands, Port of Kos and Psalidi Beach. Moslem Shrine Lotzias and Tree of ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)
"Great location, great views, helpful staff, fantastic breakfast"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Diamond Boutique Hotel
Diamond Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Pamfilon, Kos
The price is Rs8,419 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Port of Kos. Psalidi Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Comfiest sun loungers!
"Great stay, staff were friendly and breakfast was good with measures in place due to covid. There were plenty of sun loungers which were really comfortable! Room was nice and shower was good"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

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Catherine Hotel
Catherine Hotel
2 out of 5
Panagi Tsaldari 6 & Meg.Alexandrou 5, Kos
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Kos Aktis Art Hotel
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4 out of 5
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The price is Rs11,182 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
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Bristol Sea View Apartments
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Astron
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Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is Rs4,483 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
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