Located very close to the coasts of Turkey-Bodrum, Kos island is the second most popular island of Dodecanese, after Rhodes. It is possible to visit Kos Island everyday from Bodrum in less than a hour, both in the morning and in the evening. kos ferry port, kos port to kalymnos
The Island is also known as “hometown of Hippocrates”, founder of the modern physic. Kos Town is a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman architecture with interesting sightseeings, such as a Medieval Castle, an Ancient Agora, a Roman Odeon and of course the famous Asklepieion, an ancient healing centre, in short distance from the Town and great place to visit in your Kos holidays.
Due to its large size, Kos Greece keeps a balance in tourism development. Some spots are very organized, while others are almost secluded and away from mass tourism. The most tourist places are located on the southern side of the island, including Kardamena and Kefalos. This is where visitors can find large golden beaches with crystal water.
Restaurants and cafe are actually found all around the island, both in tourist and secluded places. The most tourist places with places to eat in Kos are Kos Town, Kardamena, Zia, Tigaki, Agios Stefanos, Mastihari and others. The best nightlife spots on the island are Kos Town and Kardamena, where most bars and clubs are found. Clubs in Kos stay open until the early hours and frequently organize theme parties. Kos Port
Bodrum Symi Ferry Ticket Sale
To Kos Island by ferry – Kos Port
The natural Kos port has frequent ferry service to and from the ports of Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes, Symi, Patmos, Kalymnos, and Nisyros.
Less frequent service also connects Kos to the ports of Karpathos, Leros, Syros, Santorini, Astypalea, Amorgos, Kastelorizo, Leipsous, Tilos, and Halki.
Travel time from Piraeus to Kos is approximately 12 hours, while there is also ferry service to the neighboring Turkish port of Bodrum (30-40 minutes travel time), Nisyros, Kalymnos as well as to other Cycladic islands, Thessaloniki, Chios and Mytilini, with service time and dates varying depending on the time of year and volume of tourist traffic.
Kos Madraki is located on the south side of Kos Harbour with 80 berths for mooring vessels up to 70m and is managed as an extension by Marina of Kos.
List of ferry lines that operate to the Kos Port
- Blue Star Ferries (ST)
- Dodekanisos Seaways (DX)
- Dodecanisos Flying Dolphins (SS)
- Bodrum Express Lines (BO)
- Kateros Shipping Co. (KT)
- Map information of Kos Port – ferry
Kos Marina – Tourist Port of Kos
Kos also has a high-standard modern marina that can accommodate private pleasure craft of between 7 and 50 meters. Kos Marina is located just 1 mile southwest of the city’s main harbor and boasts 8 piers and a total of 250 docking berths and 150 dry dock slots. This state-of-the-art marina which opened in 2001 offers high-quality services in all sectors, including docking, dry docking (extended stay), travel lifting and hydraulic trailers. In addition, the marina offers information and instruction, among other services.
The geographical coordinates of the tourist port entrance as it is impressed in the map are:
North Latitude: 36° 53’ 36’’
East Longitude 27° 18’ 03’’
VHF channel: 77
Call Sign: Kos Marina
Max Length: 50m
Max Draft: 5.5m
Max Beam: No Limit
Operating hours 7:00 am to 22:00 pm daily
Kos Marina Provided Services
- Mooring of the vessels sailing into the port.
- Water Supply – Electricity Supply -12 VDC and 24 VDC Battery Charge.
- Telephone Lines – Internet – Public Telephones with International Lines.
- Post-delivery and receipt – VHF Communication – Fax transmission and delivery.
- Petroleum & Biological Wastes Collection from the vessels.
- Used Mineral Oils Collection.
- House Wastes Removal.
- WC and Showers.
- Fire Safety – Saving Means.
- Antilitter Equipment – Security Equipment.
- Vessels supply fuel to a prescribed position, whereat the antipollution and fire security measures are high.
- Storage Areas – Vehicles Parking Areas.
- Medical Center providing First Aid.
- Vessels Refloating – Repair/Service/Maintenance.
Blue flag awards at Kos Marina
- The Blue Flag is a program of environmental awareness and protection which is run in Europe by the non-governmental, non-profit F.E.E. (Foundation for Environmental Education).
- Kos Marina is a blue flag award holder since its beginning (2001) as complying with a number of criteria concerning environmental information and education, environmental management, safety and service facilities, and water quality.