Car hire in Kos
What I need to know
Kos car hire is really easy, as you can choose vehicles from several different providers and use our dedicated site before travelling to find the right option for you. We also offer unbeatable round-the-clock support in case you need us.
Where to pick up my car
Car hire vehicles can be easily picked up at Kos Airport](https://www.holidayautos.com/car-hire/greece/kos-airport) (KGS). Just look for your provider's desk at the airport terminal after your plane has touched down and you will soon be on your way.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Kos Town is the capital of the island and its main port. Boasting wonderful Venetian and Ottoman architecture, as well as relics such as a castle, it's jam-packed with places to enjoy.
Partygoers, meanwhile, should make a point of heading to the likes of Kefalos and Kardamena for a wilder holiday experience, as well as some stunning beaches.
Anyone hiring a car in Kos should make sure they are familiar with the rules of the road beforehand.
For instance, the law states that drivers must be aged 18 or over, and children aged under ten are not allowed to sit in the front seat.
Speed limits are typically 30 mph/50 kph in urban areas and 68 mph/110 kph outside cities.
A hire car offers a great way to see lots of the island in just a short time, such as the mountain roads around the likes of Pyli and Lagoudi.
Driving around is also perfect for taking in Kos's many wonderful beach resorts in a day or two, such as Tingaki, Marmari and Kefalos.
Eating and drinking
Greece boasts all sorts of traditional dishes that are well worth sampling, from baklava pastries and tyropitakia cheese pies to souvlaki and dips such as tzatziki. But all tastes are catered for on this beautiful island, as its resorts host an impressive array of bars and restaurants.
Things to do
It's well worth spending time exploring Kos's relics and ruins. For instance, the Asklepieion is an ancient medical centre just four km south-east of Kos Town and dates back to the 3rd century BC.
The Ancient Agora of Kos is another remarkable spectacle. Archaeologists have discovered everything from temples and baths to columns and mosaics on this site, so you can really imagine just how busy it would have been in years gone by.
Kos is a volcanic island so we'd recommend you venture under the water to see some of the remarkable subterranean features yourself.
The island boasts some beautiful reefs and underwater caves, so head to a diving centre to get kitted out with the gear and venture below the surface to see some truly incredible sights.