Kos ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens, Cyclades Islands, Samos, Ikaria, Aegean Islands & Turkey with crossings available to Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Tilos, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Symi, Lipsi, Astypalea, Karpathos, Kasos, Chalki, Agathonisi & Arki (in Dodecanese Islands), Piraeus (in Athens), Syros, Thira & Katapola (in Cyclades Islands), Pythagorio & Vathi (in Samos), Agios Kirikos (in Ikaria), Fournoi (in Aegean Islands) & Bodrum & Turgutreis (in Turkey). Sailings from Kos are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 40 ferry crossings daily from Kos with sailing durations starting from 30 minutes. Our Kos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
One of the most notoriously popular islands in Greece, Kos rests on the Aegean Sea among many other small islands. Kos boasts stunning beaches, both busy and secluded, rugged coastlines and delicious authentic Greek restaurants, however, it has become most well-known to the public for its intense nightlife. Millions of young holidaymakers from around the globe, but typically Europe, flock there for the constant parties, cheap alcohol and budget accommodation.
Away from the party strip, Kos does have more serene areas that will be of great interest to visitors who enjoy cultural and historical landmarks. There are several remains of Greek ruins dotted around the island, as well as highly regarded museums surrounded by lush greenery – a free and relaxing way to spend the day. In the evening there are plenty of restaurants along the beach offering delicious food next to the peaceful sounds of the ocean.
In and around the port area are several travel offices and sales reps trying to promote their daily excursions. For those wishing to try their hand at jet-skiing or riding a speedboat it provides a convenient way to organise the holiday. For visitors hoping for peace and quiet, the port is probably best to be avoided. Ferry routes from the port head all over the country of Greece, including the capital city of Athens, which may offer a pleasant change of pace. There are also crossings to popular island groups and Bodrum in Turkey.
Akti Miaouli, 85300, Kos
If you need to spend a night at or near Kos ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Kos Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!