Sleeping

Accommodation here runs the gamut from basic guesthouse to upscale hotel.

Eating

Nowhere else on the island has the culinary diversity of Kos Town: ouzeries (places that serves ouzo and light snacks), seafood restaurants, kafeneia (coffee houses) and upscale dining. Pikoula Bakery has a dizzying choice of doughnuts, pies, cinnamon buns, baklava and chocolate cake. If you're self-catering, you can buy fresh-caught fish from makeshift stalls on the quay.

Drinking & Nightlife

Kos Town has a very lively party scene. Aimed squarely at tourists bussed in from the coastal resorts, it centres a block south of the harbour and along the waterfront on Kritika Beach. Locals congregate on weekends to drink coffee and gossip in the cafes on Plateia Eleftherias (Freedom Sq).

Shopping

For high-street-style shops, head to the eastern end of Ioannidi and the pedestrian streets south of Ippokratous.