KOS island, Greece, sits bang in the middle of the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands that hug the Turkish coastline between Rhodes and Patmos. Kos holidays are hugely popular with the British package tour firms. The island of Kos is one of the best Greek Islands for a typical beach holiday and Kos was one of the first Greek islands to go for mass-market tourism in a big way with many Kos hotels built on beaches along the long, sandy coastlines to the east and south. Kos is long and thin, about 45km by 11km and Kos, unlike many other Greek islands, is mostly flat and low-lying, especially in the north and west. As a result, much of the scenery on Kos is not outstanding by Greek standards. Kos island does get more mountainous in the south and east but much of the north of the island is made up of a featureless plain.
The lack of hills has helped to make cycling a very popular Kos holiday activity and there are no end of bicycle rental outlets and even some dedicated cycling roads between the big hotels. As well as the nightlife of Kos Town and a plethora of beach resorts, Kos also offers the discerning tourist some of the best archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. For many though, it is the long sandy beaches that make a holiday to Kos so appealing. to so many visitors.