Cycle lanes thread all through Kos Town, with the busiest route running along the waterfront to connect the town with Lambi to the north and Psalidi to the south. Many hotels have bikes for guests, or you can rent one from George’s Bikes.


Excursion boats leave daily for neighbouring Pserimos and Kalymnos for around €40. The price includes BBQ lunch and some drinks, as well as stopping at a cove or two to snorkel, and plenty of time to beach flop on Pserimos (the return trip is at 6pm). Bring plenty of sun cream as you're exposed to the sun all day. Our pick is Eva, a bee-coloured wooden caïque (traditional fishing boat).


Local buses, run by DEAS, operate within Kos Town, the most useful being route three to Asklepieion. Buses to the rest of the island, including the airport, depart from the KTEL bus station.


Taxis congregate on the south side of the port.

Tourist Train

One way to get your bearings in summer is to take a 20-minute city tour on the tourist train, which departs frequently from Akti Kountouriotou on the harbourfront.