Looking for a unique place to stay in Kos this summer? The popular Greek island offers luxury stays, spectacular beaches and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive getaway or a design-centric base from which you can explore the best of the island, take a look at the best hotels in Kos – bookable with Culture Trip.
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 of locally sourced ingredients, and 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 Kos 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 a sense of ease and well-being. 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 (friction) massage.
This beachside 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 and Spa is an all-inclusive hotel in Kos set on doing things differently. In total there are 499 luxury rooms, of which 65 have their own pool; the latter are great for couples and families who want everything taken care of while still enjoying privacy. Located amongst striking natural scenery, the hotel caters for every need, but never feels corporate. The resort’s design 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.
Now you’ve sorted your place to stay, discover some of the best things to see and do on the island. After that, wind down after a long day of exploring with a delicious meal at one of Kos’ best restaurants. Feel like island hopping? There’s plenty of great options not too far away. Stay in a beautiful hotel on the island of Astypalea and see what the island has to offer, or venture further out a book a place in Rhodes, taking in the top things to see and do on the isle of the Colossus.
Carmen Bellot contributed additional reporting to the article.