The climate of Kos (Greece)
Kos is a small island in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Dodekanesos
Archipelago. Kos is a very popular holiday destination; about one
million people visit Kos each year. The capital of the island is Kos
city. Beides Kos large cities on the island are: Kefalos, Kardamena,
Tigaki, Antimachia, Mastihari, Marmari and Pili. Hippocrates, who is
the father of modern medicine, was born on the island. Kos is a
relatively small island and the best way to explore the island is by
bicycle. The Dikeos mountain range is situated on the island, its
highest peak is at an altitude of 864 meters. The village of Zia can
be found in this mountain range. Kos has a warm Mediterranean climate.
This type of climate is characterized by warm, sometimes hot and very
dry summers. Winters are much colder and much wetter. Kos is too cold
as a winter sun destination. You’d be well advised to spend warm hot
days at the seaside; a sea breeze brings some cooling. During late
autumn this wind may feel cold when you get out of the swimming pool.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for the entire island of Kos.
Please, note that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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