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Kos is located in the Aegean islands and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, other ports in the Aegean islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

There are 2 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Kos. Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways both operate ferries to and from Kos. In the summer season, there are a total of 103 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Rhodes to Kos with 14 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Kos is Kalymnos with a distance of just 29 kilometres - that's 18 miles or 16 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Piraeus at a distance of 344 kilometres - that's about 214 miles or about 186 nautical miles.

The port of Kos is located within Kos town itself and begins at the end of the famous boulevard Akti Koundourioti. Kos is the second most popular island of Dodecanese, after Rhodes. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Kos are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Kos is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries but predominantly conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Kos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Kos ferry schedules

Why visit Kos?

  • Go see the tree of Hippocrates. It's in the town near the port
  • Visit the impressive Roman amphitheatre just behind Kos town
  • Visit the medieval settlement of Palio Pyli on side of Mount Dikeos
  • Have fun renting a bike. Kos town is quite flat and great fun to see on bike. Outside town there are also lots of trails to explore
  • Visit the hot springs in Therma beach. Some people swear by the healing qualities of the mud

Island hopping around  Kos

Kos is in the centre of the Dodecanese and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Crete, Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Rhodes, and others.

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Kos port address & GPS

Port of Kos, Kos Town, 85300, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22420 26594
Fax: +30 22420 24185
GPS Co-ordinates
27.2903 ° N, 36.8983 ° E

Kos port facilities

Kos has three ports. The basic port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if traveling by car. For more information about Kos, you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is well connected and signposted so it is easy to go there by car.

By Taxi

If you walk toward the town, after the end of the pier (turning right) and cross the road you will find taxis gathered in a semi-circular parking space. When ferries arrive however, you may find taxis lined up closer to the port. Unlike on other islands like Mykonos and Santorini, taxis are not normally in short supply.

By Bus

There is a bus stop just outside the port at the end of the pier with town busses and intercity busses too including the one for the airport. The journey to the airport is about 40 minutes and in the summer there are frequent trips.
on foot

On Foot

As the port is located in the main town it’s very easy to go there on foot.

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Fare details
  • Booked: 10th March, 2021
  • Travel: 1st April - 15th April
  • People: One foot passenger

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Overall Rating
Rated 4 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Foot passenger
Ferry Company:Blue Star Ferries
Travel Month:July
Year of Travel:2022
Port Facilities:
Rated 1 out of 5
Getting Off & On:
Rated 5 out of 5
Feeling of Safety:
Rated 5 out of 5
Foot Passengers - Getting There & Around:
Rated 5 out of 5
August 12, 2022
Details of Review

I think it's a bit difficult to describe this as a port. It's at the end of a long pier. About 500 meters. It's right in the center. You can't miss it. For the Greek islands it's one of the best because there is plenty of space for people and the ferries. The taxis you can find at the end of the pier and it's in the chora (tha main town) so you can normally just walk to your hotel or airbnb if you are staying in the town.
There are no shops or anything (and I think no toilets?! but maybe there are public ones, I don't remember). But if you have to wait there are many cafes and bars near by.

Review Submitted ByIsabella Miller

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