Kos Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The island is only 2.5 miles from the Turkish resort of Bodrum, hydrofoils travel between the two.
  • The island was the birthplace of the physician Hippocrates.
  • Kos was famed for its wine and silk products.
  • The population of 30,000 more than trebles in peak season.
  • It is believed that the hero Hercules visited Kos.

Kos Mini Guide

Kos is part of the Greek Dodecanese Islands and is a popular holiday retreat with Europeans. This small island is located not far away from the Turkish coast and sits in the Aegean Sea surrounded by beautiful blue waters.

kos marina

Most people go to Kos to have a beach holiday, though the island is not bad for cycling being relatively flat. There are also a few sights of archaeological interest for the curious visitor as the island got involved in the Trojan War many centuries ago.

Many intriguing fossils have been found at Kos too. But although the island is small there are more than 100 kilometres of beautiful beaches around its coastline making Kos the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.

kos beach

The main town of Kos is also called Kos and it is centred on a port and harbour. At the entrance of the harbour is a 14th century fortress which adds to the serene scenery of Kos.

An interesting part of the town is a tree and temple which mark where the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was alleged to have been born. Hippocrates is thought to have been one of the fathers of Western medicine.

Latest Update from Kos:

10/05/12 - The beautiful flat sandy beaches of Kos are great for volleyball and each year the European Beach Volleyball Championships are held on the island. This year's event takes place in the last two weeks of June with many of the continent's top teams battling it out and getting to scope out the competition prior to the Olympics.

Driving in Kos

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    Road Driving Side

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    Urban speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 21

    Min Rental Age

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Car Hire Kos Customer Comments:

I like using Rhino. It's cheaper and easy to book

Edward Poole -
20/07/2011 13:10 PM

Not been to Kos before, but have been to a few other Greek Islands. It's lovely, although they are all very similar.

Chelsea - UK
19/07/2011 16:57 PM

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One of the main attractions of the island of Kos is its amazing beaches. Long stretches of gorgeous white sand string along its coast but the island has plenty of history too. The Roman marketplace was the biggest in the region and, although destroyed in an earthquake, items from the site are on display in the museum.

Many people use the island as a hopping off point to the resort of Bodrum, sometimes staying overnight to enjoy the nightlife. Whatever you want to do there, you’ll find a hire car will make doing it a lot easier.

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