Looking for a unique place to stay in Kos this summer? The popular Greek island offers everything from luxury stays to spectacular beaches and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive getaway or a design-centric destination from which you can explore the best of the island, take a look at five of the best places to stay in Kos.
Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Kos Aktis Art Hotel | Courtesy of Kos Aktis Art Hotel / Expedia
Kos Aktis Art Hotel is a boutique design destination in the heart of the island’s capital, Kos Town. Extensive use of glass creates a light, airy feel throughout the hotel while sea views come with every room. Connecting visitors with the natural world is one of the key focusses of the design and it works: guests can see the sea from almost any spot in the hotel. The aptly named ‘H20’ restaurant serves a delicious Greek breakfast comprised of locally sourced ingredients. There’s no better start to the day than a delicious local cheese accompanied by sweet Kos tomatoes and pure island honey. At night, the bright and modern design of the restaurant serves as a lively spot to enjoy sea views with a cocktail in hand.
Offering bohemian luxury on the beach, Casa Cook Kos is a dreamy place to relax and unwind. The hotel’s chic design is inspired by traditional Greek villages, with cube residences in terracotta tones topped off with thatched roofs. Guests hankering after secluded luxury can book a suite with a private pool but all rooms offer the same sense of ease and wellbeing. Outside there’s a yoga terrace to further the relaxation factor and an on-site tutor is available to book for private lessons. At the spa, embrace traditional Greek practice with a Hippocratic Anatripsis Massage.
This beach-side hotel in Kos offers a luxurious spa and two pools as well as easy access to the sea. The main attraction is the Tamaris spa where guests can enjoy a range of traditional treatments, from massages to facials, body wraps and body scrubs. For activity lovers, there’s also a tennis court and the opportunity to rent bicycles to explore the town. If cycling isn’t your thing, the central location means that all of Kos’s main historical attractions are within easy walking distance. Once back at the hotel, enjoy an evening of traditional Greek cuisine at the in-house Cuvee Restaurant. Throughout you’ll find impeccable, friendly service.
Large and lively, Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel in Kos set on doing things differently. Located amongst striking natural scenery the hotel caters for every need without ever feeling corporate. In total there are 499 luxury rooms, of which 65 have their own pool. The latter is great for couples and families who want everything taken care of while still enjoying privacy but each tier of room offers comfort and a luxury feel. This is largely due to the design of the resort which mixes traditional Greek elements with a slick, minimalist finish, paired with fantastic, attentive and friendly service. A variety of restaurants and bars ensure you’re never bored, with Greek, Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisine all on offer. You might even find it hard to tear yourself away long enough to see more of the island.
If you’re looking for a spa resort in the heart of Kos, this adults-only luxury hotel is perfect. Located a short ride away from the main town of Kos the hotel puts relaxation and wellness at the heart of its experience. Alongside the extensive range of spa treatments, guests will also find themselves able to unwind in the minimalist interiors with the help of attentive, friendly staff. Poolside rooms are a must-book for those that want to splash (ahem) out, while all guests also have access to the hotel’s private beach.