Kos - Essential Information
The most common tourist trap on Kos is overly-expensive taxi rides, therefore, it’s a good idea to insist that all fares are shown on the meter.
Some restaurants overcharge on the bill so it is generally a good idea to check your bill before you pay the amount requested. However, most establishments are reasonably honest.
Kos Island International Airport is located 24 km southwest of Kos Town in the centre of the island.
If you arrive with Olympic Airways, you can catch the shuttle bus into Kos Town, but otherwise you will have to find your own means of transport. The easiest thing to do then will be to catch a taxi, which is available from the airport arrival gate, or, you can head out to the big roundabout outside the airport gate and catch the orange and cream coloured KTEL bus. En route to Kos, the bus stops at Mastihari, Kardhamena and Kefalos.
The municipality of Kos runs their own bus service, DEAS, through the beach suburbs and up to Asklepion. The ticket and information office can be found at Akti Koundouriotou 7.
The island can easily be explored by mountain bike, as it is relatively flat. If you don’t like the physical involvement of a mountain bike there are several places to hire either a scooter or a car.
Taxis are available nearby the office as the main taxi stand is located at the east end of Koundouriotou.
+30 22 4204 1333
+30 22 4209 1465
Offices are located at:
There are several pharmacies in Kos town and generally they can also to be found in the resorts. Kavouklis Sevastianos is one:
Country code: +30
Area code: 22420
220 volt, two pronged round plugs