How to travel to Kos

'Aegean Airlines Airbus A320-232; SX-DVJ@KGS;12.06.2011/600ab' - Kos
'Aegean Airlines Airbus A320-232; SX-DVJ@KGS;12.06.2011/600ab' - Attribution: Aero Icarus

Part of the Dodecanese island group, Kos is a perfect little piece of paradise. This small island offers travellers an abundance of sights and adventures. In addition to fun in the sun, tourists can see ancient Grecian ruins like the Odeon or travel to the Market, which is thought to be one of the biggest marketplaces in the ancient times.

Travelling to and from Kos is quite easy. Although it is possible to travel by ship, traveling by plane is far quicker and more practical. Kos International Hippocrates Airport is approximately 25 km from Kos Town where you can easily go either by taxi or shuttle buses.

There are domestic flights to and from Athens and Thessaloniki all year round, but the flights to and from Thessaloniki are usually connecting flights which might take quite long. Flights to and from Athens are very convenient, as they last approximately an hour. The majority of domestic flights are handled by Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines.

For overseas travellers, in the summer there are chartered flights from quite a few airports in different cities, such as Bologna, Frankfurt, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Milan, Oslo and others. Some of the most well-known low-cost airlines, including Ryanair and easyjet fly to the island in the summer. However, always check which way suits you better every year.

There can be found flights in affordable prices during the summer as well, but if you want to travel really cheap, the best time to fly is during the off season, which usually runs from November to April. During these times the temperatures dip down into the teens in Celsius and the 50s in Fahrenheit. Even though these lower temps may deter you from sunbathing, there is still plenty to do and don't forget that Kos's beautiful nature thrives at this time of the year.