While Kos has no organized, exclusively
gay activities or tours, gays are more than welcome!
are plenty of activities to choose from, great
beaches (some gay friendly), lively nightlife
(with some gay friendly bars), excellent cuisine,
and lovely quiet areas to escape to. Not to be
missed and well worth a visit are:
Historic sights, including Asklepeio (the largest
archaeological site on the island); Neratzia Castle;
and the Plane Tree of Hippocrates.
• Sunning and swimming at some of the most
beautiful beaches in Greece, such as Tigaki (10
km of white sand, popular for gay cruising); the
gorgeous Kefalos beach (45 km from Kos Town via
public bus, with very scenic route), and Therma,
8 km from town, with its hot waters. These are
just a few!
• Windsurfing and scuba diving (whether
beginner or experienced).
• Touring some of the many large villages
of the island, with tavernas offering excellent,
for the necessities of life (whether gay or straight!!),
there is great food and drink, at very reasonable
prices, plus shopping and entertainment for all
tastes. Below are just a few suggestions.
Superb dining at local restaurants and tavernas
in town, such as Rodini (with live music on Saturday
nights); Pasalimani beach restaurant in Kos
Town, for dining on the beach; numerous restaurants
in/near Kos Town, offering Greek, Italian
and International specialties.
• Wonderful village tavernas in Marmari,
Pili, Kardamena, and Kefalos, just to name a few;
and great seaside tavernas and seafood restaurants
in Psalidi, Lambi, Therma, Tigaki and Kefalos.
• Shopping in Kos Town where you
can find just about everything. Don't forget to
make the day trip across to Bodrum in Turkey for
a superb shopping expedition, including leather
goods, carpets, jewelry, and delectable sweets
for your sweet tooth!
• Lively bars in town with a variety of
music (such as Limit and Salon Bars; the Internet
Beach Cafe in Lambi; and quite a few late-night
nightclubs in Kos Town). Kos Town
never sleeps, so you'll always find some action,
good drinks, and snacks to satisfy your after-midnight
excursions include a daily, guided coach tour of the
island (great for those not interested in driving),
and sailings daily across to Bodrum. From the village
of Masthari, you can take a small ferry to the neighboring
island of Kalymnos. Frequent sailings daily.