Kos belongs to Greece and is an island quite close to the Turkish coast. The island lives mostly on tourism and is a very popular beach resort. The largest town is named Kos like the island itself. In addition to the long and beautiful, but often stony banks and the evenly warm climate, the island has a few old ruins and a museum dedicated to Hippocrates. Other popular activities include surfing, kite surfing and snorkeling.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Kos forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Kos is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.06, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $175.76, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $35.97
- Hotel (3 stars): $35.91
- Hotel (4 stars): $104.87
- Hotel (5 stars): $164.49
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $7.96
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $12.07
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.39
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.97
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $10.98
Kos has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 81.8 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 95.8 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 75.0 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Kos safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.