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Car Hire from Kos Airport

Car Hire at Kos Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Whether you’re more interested in historic ruins or beautiful unspoilt beaches you can get more out of your holiday when you hire a car at Kos Airport. Buses run between the island’s main villages, but a rental car is the best way to head off the beaten track and enjoy the island at your own pace.

Where to hire a car at Kos Airport

Hertz, Alamo and Budget all offer car rental from Kos Airport.

Petrol stations near Kos Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There is an EKO petrol station on the main road between Kos Town and the airport.

Driving around Kos Airport

There’s no need to worry about hitting a busy motorway straight after picking up your car. The roads around the airport are small and easy to navigate, just like most of the roads on Kos. Most of the roads only have two-lanes: remember that traffic drives on the right in Greece and you will be fine.

Getting to your destination

Kos Town

Kos is one of the most popular Greek Islands with tourists. We’ve put together some quick tips about reaching some of the island’s best loved destinations by car from the airport: and where to park your car once you arrive.
Ancient buildings and historic monuments dot Kos Town, offering plenty of opportunities for sightseeing when you’re not enjoying the beach and nightlife.
It takes just over 25 minutes to drive to Kos Town from the airport. The streets in Kos are narrow and winding, so driving and hunting for a parking space can be quite stressful. Parking is also restricted in many areas so pay attention to signs: in some places you can only leave your car for up to half an hour. There is a car park five minute’s walk from the harbour. It’s best to look for hotels in Kos with car parking.


With its white sandy beaches and smattering of historic attractions, the modern town of Kardamena is a favourite destination for tourists holidaying in Kos.

It takes less than ten minutes to drive to Kardamena from Kos Airport. Many of the hotels have their own car parks, so you don’t have to worry about finding a secure space for your rental vehicle. It’s always best to confirm this with your hotel first.


Narrow streets and fascinating buildings make the hillside town of Kefalos a picturesque spot for a holiday.

It takes just under 20 minutes to drive to Kefalos from Kos Airport. The town can be tricky to drive (and find parking spaces in) so it’s important to ensure that you book accommodation with car parking included.

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