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Kos, South Aegean, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Kos?

You should plan to spend around $144 (€134) per day on your vacation in Kos. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $47 (€43) on meals
  • $40 (€37) on local transportation
  • $133 (€123) on hotels

A one week trip to Kos for two people costs, on average, $2,020 (€1,874). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kos cost?

A one week trip to Kos usually costs around $1,010 (€937) for one person and $2,020 (€1,874) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kos on average costs around $2,020 (€1,874) for one person and $4,040 (€3,748) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kos will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kos on average costs around $4,329 (€4,016) for one person and $8,658 (€8,032) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kos has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kos expensive to visit?

Prices in Kos are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Kos is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kemi or Kalampaka (Meteora).

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kos Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kos?

The average Kos trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kos travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 123 ($133)
Local Transportation 1 37 ($40)
Food 2 43 ($47)
Entertainment 1 33 ($36)
Alcohol 2 10 - 29 ($11 - 32)
Accommodation Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kos is $66 (€62). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kos is $133 (€123). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kos

Looking for a hotel in Kos? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kos based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $63. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 (€37) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kos.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Kos
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Food Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kos can vary, the average cost of food in Kos is $47 (€43) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kos should cost around $19 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Kos typically cost an average of $36 (€33) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $21 (€19) on alcoholic beverages in Kos per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Kos
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.68 (€1.56) on bottled water in Kos per day. The public water in Kos is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Kos On a Budget
Kos Kos, Greece
Kos is a Greek island and third largest island of the Dodecanese group, located near the Turkish coast in the southeast Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which make it a popular tourist destination, as well as its ancient Greek and Roman landmarks.
Whether arriving in port or by plane, most visitors of the island flock to Kos Town to begin their Greek island experience. This harbor town's most prominent landmark is the 14th-century Neratzia Castle-ruins of a seaside fortress that offer panoramic views of the Kos harbor. The town is also rich with history surrounding the Greek physician Hippocrates. It is home to the Tree of Hippocrates, under which, according to legend, Hippocrates of Kos taught his pupils the art of medicine. Another important site to the physician, which can still be visited today, is the Asclepeion located about 5 kilometers from Kos Town. A healing temple sacred to the sacred to the Greek god of medicine Asclepius, this location was where Hippocrates would perform his work. In ancient times, patients would come here to receive both spiritual and physical healing.

In addition to these ruins of historical importance, the island is a treasure trove of sandy beaches. Kos is best known as a vacation destination and is well-developed to accommodate the tourists looking to enjoy some beach time. One of the most popular spots is a scenic cove called Paradise Beach, which features rentable chairs, water sports, and nearby resorts. This is just one of the many beaches of the Kefalos isthmus, which occupies the southwest part of the island. It is also near the island's ancient capital Astipalia, where there are still castle ruins.
The main villages on Kos Island are Kos Town, Kardamena, Kefalos, Tingaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari, and Pyli, as well as a few smaller ones, including Zia, Zipari, Platani, Lagoudi, and Asfendiou. Since it is the main port, Kos Town is the busiest of the island villages. It is a center of tourism and the local population with white-washed building that house hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and other amenities. Almost all cafes and restaurants in Kos Town offer Wi-Fi access. Most of the island's Greek and Roman landmarks are also located in and around Kos Town, some of which include the 15th-century Neratzia Castle, ancient Agora ruins, and the 3rd-century Casa Romana. Beaches and vacation resorts are largely located at the opposite end of the island in Kefalos.

Kos Island is a destination for exploring historical ruins and landmarks, and enjoying beachside fun and relaxation. Watersports like wind and kite surfing are common, as is snorkeling, which is best close to Kefalos, especially on Agios Stefanos beach. Sailing and yacht charters are also popular in the waters surrounding Kos. The marina of Kos is located at the old harbor and is known worldwide for its ability to service just about any kind of boat.

In addition to your typical sandy beaches, Kos also has access to coastal hot springs. Following the coast southeast from Kos Town and passing the cape of Agios Fokas, visitors will find Thermae. On this beach, after a steep descent, thermal waters are at a temperature of around 40-50°C (104-122°F) year-round.
Food and Dining
Like most Greek islands, Ios has access to some of the freshest seafood available. Many of the local restaurants and tavernas will be serving fish fresh right from the boat. In addition to seafood, restaurants of the Greek islands serve up Greek-Mediterranean fare full of herb-rubbed meats, fresh vegetables, tzatziki, fresh baked breads, and olive oil. Local beers, wines, and spirits are also common. Ouzo and raki are two popular hard liquors, while retsina is a unique wine that resembles pine in flavor. Kos Town has many traditional tavernas offering these Greek favorites, as it is the hub of activity for dining on the island. For a quick bite, pita gyros are a popular fast food item all over Greece, and usually consist of roasted lamb or beef shaved on a pita with onion, tomato, tzatziki, and French fries.

The Kos International Airport "Hippocrates" is located at the center of the island near the village of Antimachia. Flights arrive daily from Athens International Airport via Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. In the summer there are also flights from Thessaloniki via Astra Airlines. Ryanair also operates flights as do some charters from European airports. There is a bus from the airport to Kos Town, taking about one hour travel time.

Alternatively, Kos Town receives direct ferries daily from Piraeus, Rhodos, Patmos, and Leros, and several times daily from Kalymnos. Some ferries also operate from locations in Turkey, such as Bodrum.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.