Pronunciation: 'Khoss'/Tel. code: 2242 / Port Authority: Tel. 26594

How to get to Kos

By Air to Kos: Olympic flies 2 to 3 times a day from Athens and twice a week from Rhodes. Charters arrive from the UK and other European cities. The airport is 26 km from Kos town.

Greek Domestic flights to Mykonos or Santorini are impossible to book last minute but easy enough months or weeks in advance.

By Ferry: From Piraeus, 2 to 3 Ferries a day. Kos is connected to Rhodes twice a day, and with varying frequency to: Amorgos, Ikaria, Kastellorizo, Astypalea, Nisyros, Telos, Patmos, Kalymnos, Syros, Leros, Mykonos, Paros, Agathonisi and Symi. One can also cross to Bodrum, Turkey. US citizens must buy a visa for 100 EU to enter Turkey payable at border. Europeans pay less and some nationals, such as Greeks, nothing.