Car Hire at Kos Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to escape to a Greek mountain village, ride the waves of Karpathos Island or party until sundown in Kos Town, you can find the best car hire at Kos Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Kos Airport
There are two car hire companies with desks at Kos Airport: Hertz and Budget. They are located inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Kos Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Kos Airport is an EKO garage near Kos Town. It takes 35 minutes to reach by car so you need to plan your trip carefully. Head southwest from the airport, take the second roundabout exit towards Kos Town, then the first exit at the next roundabout. Follow signs to Ethelonton where the petrol station is located.
Driving around Kos Airport
Kos is easy to get around as there is really just the one main road linking Kos Town to the far south of the island, with a few smaller roads off this leading to various resorts. You can drive the length of Kos in an hour by car.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Kos Airport.
There are many mountain villages to explore in Kos for those wanting to get away from the tourists crowds. Browse the little street of shops in beautiful Zia, take in the local taverna in Zipari for stunning views and mouth-watering local food, admire the medieval ruins in Old Pyli that nestle among a blanket of hill top pines before taking dinner in a taverna with the best views on the island. In these whitewashed mountain villages you can peek through a window into real life on Kos; one where time stands still.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach the mountain village of Zia from Kos Airport. Head southeast on the Epar. Od Ko Kefalou to Linoptis and follow the signs for Zia. From there you can explore the other nearby villages.
For those with a hankering for non-stop activities, Karpathos is a must. It may be small but here visitors can walk or hike the fabulous mountain trails, cycle coastal cliff top paths, surf the wild waves or swim and snorkel in turquoise blue waters off its beautiful windswept beaches. The nearby village of Olymbos, wreathed in mountain mist, adds a touch more magic to the experience.
This little island can take up to 8 hours to reach from Kos Airport, depending on ferry times. Head southwest from the airport and that the main highway to Kardamena-Nisiros from where the ferry to Karpathos departs. The ferry will go via the islands of Tilos and Chalki and finally to Karpathos. It’s a lovely way to see some of the other Greek islands.
The harbour city of Kos Town is a heady combination of tradition and modernity. From Roman and Ottoman to Italian and Modern Greek, castles, fortresses and archaeological treasures sit side by side with lively bars, seaside cafes, museums and markets and fabulous restaurants. Its beaches give ample opportunity for fun in the sun while the tree of Hippocrates, one of the main tourist sites, is where this famous Greek physician is believed to have taught his pupils.
It takes just under half an hour by car to reach Kos Town from the airport. Head southwest out of the airport and get on the Epar. Od Ko Kefalou. Follow this to Kos Town.
On-street parking in Kos is usually free but note that some spaces are time limited to half an hour so check before leaving your car. There is also parking available in car parks located at many of the historical sites. Some hotels in Kos also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change