The villages of Kos stand out for their different style: there can be found developed tourist villages along the coastline and secluded traditional places on the island. Kos Town is the capital of the island and its architecture has been influenced by all civilizations that conquered Kos.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Kos villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.
Discover our guide to 11 Kos villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Kos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Kos Town is the capital and main port of the island. Its architecture is a mixture of Venetian, Ottoman and modern style. The most characteristic spot of the town is the strong Castle at the port.
Location: 16 km south of Kos Town
Description: Zia is a beautiful, mountainous village in the centre of the island, offering amazing view to the island. Some tourism development is noticed in the village but the atmopshere is still authentic.
Location: 23 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Antimachia stands in the southern side of the island and it is the closest village to the airport. On a hill above Antimachia, there is an imposing Venetian castle.
Location: 27 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Mastihari is a tourist centre close to the airport. Its small port has a lovely waterfront to stroll around. From this port, boats leave in summer for daily excursions to Kalymnos island.
Location: 30 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Kardamena has developed as the most popular resort in Kos. It is famous for its luxury accommodation and the intense nightlife. In summer, a boat from Kardamena makes daily excursions to Nisyros island.
Location: 15 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Pyli is a traditional village located in the centre of the island. The houses expand around the square, which offers nice view to the surrounding nature.