Well-connected to several other major Greek islands, Kos is a favourite destination on many island-hopping itineraries. This mellow island has a lot to it, though, and deserves a week or two spent relaxing into its atmosphere. Kos holidays in 2012 offer a lovely balance of convenient amenities, liveliness and peaceful space to get lost in. Geology fans will appreciate its natural history, archaeology buffs can explore the ancient ruins, while beach lovers indulge themselves with miles of pristine sand. After sunset, if you want, let your hair down at one of the livelier resorts; Kardamena holidays in particular offer great nightlife, with dozens of bars and several clubs.
Kos Town, the island's capital, is another place to party, with great nightlife and international restaurants lining the seafront. The harbour also provides connections to several other Mediterranean destinations, including Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos and Bodrum. The little city, over the centuries, has entertained the Egyptians, the Romans and the Venetians, and the old streets contain many reminders of these lost civilisations. Nonetheless, holidays in Kos Town are perfect for couples who love modern European cities - the town is charming but evolved, and its location, with good access to the rest of Kos, is perfect for anyone looking for sun and sand.