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Mark and David's verdict:

One of the Dodecanese chain of Aegean islands, with nonstop flights from many UK airports, Kos wins Oscars for its long sandy beaches and a broad spectrum of 4 and 5 star contemporary hotels, some adult only and several all inclusive. If you want an injection of culture, stroll the narrow streets of the old town, explore several archaeological sites and visit an imposing castle.

Recommended tour operator: Inspired Luxury Escapes

Inspired Luxury Escapes says

The Greek island of Kos, one of the Dodecanese, is rapidly emerging as a top choice for luxury holidays with a raft of contemporary hotels which feel a million miles away from the party atmosphere of Kos Town.

  • Adult-only hotels
  • All-inclusive options
  • Great beaches

There’s so much more than just top notch hotels, though. Kos also boasts some fantastic sandy beaches, ancient Roman sites, Venetian castles and even Hippocrates’ plane tree, where the famous philosopher shared his thoughts.

Kos is easy to reach too with non-stop flights from a choice of 13 UK airports.

Our team has selected only the best hotels in Kos – they represent outstanding value for money as well as excellent service, facilities, accommodation and contemporary style.

Opening in May 2019, the Ikos Aria is part of the award-winning Ikos group, renowned for their five star all-inclusive resorts. Popular amongst couples and families alike, Ikos’ Infinite Lifestyle plan includes dining options in eight restaurants, including local tavernas, as well as a host of activities.

The infinity pool, with its incredible views of the Aegean, is one of the highlights of the Michelangelo Resort & Spa, a modern and chic hotel which sits on its own private Blue Flag beach. We also love the hotel’s tranquil Therme Spa.

Exclusively for adults, Diamond Deluxe is all about R&R in luxurious surroundings – waiter service on the beach anyone..? Maintain your fitness regime or enjoy some pampering in the exceptional Health Club and Spa.

Located in a prime spot in Kardamena, Mitsis Blue Domes is an all-inclusive hotel with the emphasis on fine dining in a wide choice of restaurants, superb service and excellent kids facilities with family suites and villas too.

Couples who want to combine some lively nightlife in Kos Town with adults-only luxury – and maybe even a private pool suite – should head to Lango Design Hotel & Spa. Its incredible wine cellar is one of the best in the Greek Islands.

Aqua Blue is a contemporary all-suite hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Some of the suites in this waterfront gem have a private pool and we highly recommend the fine-dining Cuvée Restaurant.

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