Kos is the third largest island out of all the Dodecanese Islands and has its own airport, making it nice and easy for sailors to get to their boat rental in Kos. There are also hundreds of islands that surround the Greek island of Kos, some of them uninhabited, others buzzing with busy beach setups, cosy cafes and chique restaurants.
Where to Dock in Kos
There are lots of smaller areas where you can dock for a secluded supper or a morning dip in the ocean but if you are looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of nights so that you can explore the island, we recommend Kos Marina. This marina is equipped with everything you will need during your stay both for yourself and others on board, as well as the boat itself.
There is a marina café for delicious bites to eat, a place to pick up some groceries, bathroom and shower facilities and the pontoons supply sailors and boats with electricity, water and wifi. Furthermore, sailors can enjoy the shops, beaches, castle ruins and bars/restaurants just outside of the marina walls.
What to Do in Kos on a boat rental
There are plenty of things to do on the island of Kos on your boat rental, such as visit medieval castles or temple ruins, explore old Ancient Greek mythology or unwind in natural thermal springs in unique settings.
There are also plenty of cafes and bars where you can stop for a cocktail and admire the view from dry land once in a while. Whilst there are lots of things to do on the island, you can also take a daytrip to Bodrum, Turkey and delve into a whole different world of cuisine and culture. Be sure to look up local events, traditions and festivities so that you can stop for some festive fun or pick up some souvenirs at a weekly market. Why not enjoy a sail along the Turkish coast and stop in Akyarlar for a wander and a bite to eat?
Sailing Weather in Kos
As Kos is located further to the east than many of the other Dodecanese islands, it’s much more sheltered thanks to neighbouring Turkey. The weather in general is blissful during the summer season and is also sublime for spring and autumn sailing—sailors should merely bear in mind that it may be nippier at night.
It is standard for wind force to blow at no more than approximately 25 knots (6 beauforts) maximum, allowing sailors to glide to their destinations with ease throughout the summer. In the peak summer season during the months of July and August, the prevailing north meltemi wind usually blows at its strongest in the region of the Central Aegean Sea, although many islands, in particular Kos will find themselves more sheltered than others. These strong winds usually subside towards the end of August. The direction of the wind is often western, given that it is the main direction which is unprotected from mainland or coastline.