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Kos is one of the most popular islands in the Dodecanese. The island has a well-established tourist industry, which benefits visitors because the island is very organized. The locals are very friendly people and they have realized just how important tourism is for the island. Kos offers plenty of action in the summer, but goes rather quiet in the wintertime.


Population 26,400
Currency Euro, € 1 = 100 cent
Opening hours Shops here open from 8 am to 2.30 pm. It closes for siesta and re-opens again from 5.30 pm until 8.30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Many shops are closed on Sunday, but it depends where on the island you are visiting. There are exceptions noted in specific listings.
Newspapers Kathimerini (National daily)
Eleftherotypia (National daily)
To Vima (National daily)
Do not be distressed if you cannot read Greek as day-old English newspapers are commonly available from various newsstands in Kos.
Emergency numbers Ambulance: 166
Police: 100
Fire brigade: 199
Tourist information Municipal Tourist Organization of Kos Island
1, Vas. Georgiou Street, Kos
+30 242 28724 24460