Car Hire Kos Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Kos AirportKos Airport is just 25km from the town of Kos on the island with the same name. At the wheel of your Avis hire car, you can be in the town centre in under 30 minutes, ready to explore all that this Greek Island has to offer.
Plan your journey from Kos AirportGreece is famous for its illustrious history and it’s possible to get a real sense of centuries passed in the town of Kos. Jutting out over the harbour, you’ll see Castle Neratzia (also known as the Castle of the Knights), a sea fortress that dates back to the 14th century. A once impenetrable and defensive structure, the castle has survived attacks by the Turks and the Ottomans and is sure to impress all history buffs.
After a huge earthquake in the 1930s, Kos was reduced mostly to rubble. The town was rebuilt, but the natural disaster uncovered ruins from the Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods. On the western side of town, you can explore excavation sites that hold treasures such as 3rd century mosaics and a former Hellenistic gymnasium.
As well as a fascinating history, the town of Kos is also home to impressive natural sites such as the Hippocrates Plane Tree. At 2,500 years old, it’s the oldest tree in Europe, and rumour has it that Hippocrates planted it himself.
Of course, no trip to Kos would be complete without some beach time. Head to the north side of the town for some of the island’s best spots, boasting crystal clear waters and sandy shores.
Beyond Kos AirportBeyond the town of Kos, this island is full of beautiful destinations waiting to be explored. With your hire car, reaching these spots will be easy.
Aptly named, Paradise Beach is often considered the most beautiful of all the beaches on the island, and at 27km from Kos Airport, it’s extremely accessible. This is the perfect spot for uninterrupted sunbathing and relaxation, and if you feel like getting active, it’s also a popular beach for water sports like jet skiing.
In the south-west of the island, the village of Kefalos boasts numerous restaurants, where you can enjoy an authentic Greek seafood dinner, along its harbour. The beach of Agios Stefanos is a must-visit, with calm, crystal-clear water. And before you leave, drive to the Kos Olive Oil Bottling Factory in the town and take home a bottle of the local produce. Only 17km away from Kos Airport, Kefalos is a great place to spend a day relaxing in the sunshine.
Enjoy the very best of Kos with your Avis car hire.