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Going on Holiday to Kos

Kos is a sun soaked Greek island lying in the Aegean Sea just off the coast of Turkey and is also close to Rhodes and Nissyros. It has endless sandy beaches and lots of mountainous scenery to enjoy. It capital city is Kos Town

which is well known for its harbour and scenic streets filled with plenty of shops, bars and tavernas. Kos also has many small villages in its many hills including Kefalos. Its most lively resort is Kardamena which is known for its fantastic array of water sports facilities as well as its bustling nightlife. Kos is a very small island and is easy to get around by bus. Its roads are in a poor state so it is advisable to avoid hiring a car. The flight time from the UK is around four hours and the time difference is two hours ahead. The main form of currency is the Euro and the best time to visit is July with a temperature of thirty-one degrees Celsius and thirteen hours of sunshine per day on average.

Kos Town is a popular choice if you want to sample both a city break along with the beach. It is suitable for youngsters and those of middle age who enjoy a good nightlife as this is well catered for here. It is more downbeat than Kardamena but has other things to offer such as many archaeological sites nearby as well as a museum. It is ideal for leisurely eating and drinking by the harbour watching the boats coming in and out or drinking on the main square.

Kardamena is a bustling resort with loads of bars with excellent drinks promotions and restaurants. It has recently undergone a makeover to its front and harbour area which makes it even more friendly for those wishing to cycle or walk. The scenery is second to none as you are surrounded by mountains and on a clear night you can see the lights in the houses in Bodrum across the water. It has a handful of nightclubs and if you are staying here and wish to get some sleep you need to make sure that you stay further out a long the front and not up a busy backstreet.

Kefalos is a very quiet resort and you can walk around it in approximately ten minutes. It has a shingle beach and several bars and restaurants. You are limited for things to do here so it is really suitable for those who want nothing around them who want to totally relax. If you wish to visit a nearby beach in one of the many coves it is easy to get a water taxi to take you from here.