Averages for Kos in October
October is the month where rainfall and cloud coverage officially hit their points of no return as it contains the steepest climb of the year for both. This means the skies will become less clear and the temperature will drop to an average temperature of 19 C (66 F) along with an increase in the amount of days with rain. Although these conditions may not seem favourable, October still has relatively decent weather compared to the rest of the year so most locations are still open until the e...
Daily averages for Kos
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October is the month where rainfall and cloud coverage officially hit their points of no return as it contains the steepest climb of the year for both. This means the skies will become less clear and the temperature will drop to an average temperature of 19 C (66 F) along with an increase in the amount of days with rain. Although these conditions may not seem favourable, October still has relatively decent weather compared to the rest of the year so most locations are still open until the end of the month.
The beginning of the month sees the highs and lows at around 25.5 C (78 F) and 18.8 C (66 F) coming off of their drop in September from the warm season. Probability of rainfall around this time begins its steep climb at 14 % as chances will rise daily until the end of the month. The cloud coverage is on the same trajectory as the rainfall, starting the month at 40 % (partly cloudy) and continuing its climb daily throughout October.
As mid month comes around the highs fall to around 23.8 C (75 F) as they also begin a steep fall into the cold season. The lows mimic the same fall of the highs coming in at around 16.6 C (62 F) during the second and third weeks of October. Rainfall during the middle of the month has risen significantly since the beginning coming in on average at around 25 % chance of rain. Cloud coverage during mid October is around 44 % (partly cloudy) as the skies become cloudier.
As the month progresses to its end the temperature continues its fall as the highs finally fall below 21 C (70 F) for the first time since April coming in at around 20 C (68 F). The lows also hit a low mark falling below 15.5 C (60 F) to 14.4 C (58 F) which is also the first time since April so if visiting in October try to aim for the beginning and middle of the month as weather conditions only decrease from there. Rainfall ends the month at just above 30 % chance while cloud coverage hits its cloudier period on the 26th ending the month at 47 % (partly cloudy).
The amount of rainfall in October is 59 mm divided unevenly into 6 days out of the month making for a fairly minimal amount around this time and especially at the beginning of the month since probability of rainfall rises throughout October. Surprisingly the average sea temperature in October stays close to temperatures seen in the warm season at 23 C (73 F) so swimming and water activities are not totally out of question during this time of year.
As the cloud coverage rises steeply throughout the month to its cloudier period at the end of October, the daily hours of sunshine fall to 9 hours daily. This is a 2 hour drop from the previous month and a drop which continues until the end of the cold season so if you are looking for some sun, try the beginning of October for the greatest chances of sunshine.
Kos Hotels in October
Places to stay in October are still widely available as this is the last month, which is considered as a high season. Weather conditions fall throughout the month, but the weather remains fairly decent enough to be able to enjoy the island.
Mitsis Blue Domes in Kardamena has everything you need to enjoy your stay with 10 restaurants, 24 hour room service, fun entertainment, and a golf cart transportation service from when your feet are tired from exploring the island.
Clean and tidy rooms, excellent service and a top location are just some of the features of Origin Hotel & Apartments in Kardamena. The rooms include all the necessities you may need including a fridge, hot-plates, kettle, and most importantly – a big comfy bed. These apartments are only a short walk away from the main harbour. They're also home to one of the liveliest bars on the island (so this may not be a great option for families).
A 5-star luxury hotel, Diamond Deluxe Hotel in Kos Town is at the centre of Kos's lively buzz, and includes welcoming and extremely helpful staff. There are plenty of cabana-style sun beds alongside a large, clean pool so there's no need to get up early to lay your towel. There's also free breakfast at the buffet restaurant, plus free Internet and parking.
Kipriotis Panorama Aqualand is built at a very convenient location in Psalidi on Kos's eastern coast and provides free transportation to the beach. It is great for a memorable family holiday with a spectacular view from a hill overlooking the ocean, spacious rooms loaded with modern amenities, and an extreme water park for family fun conveniently located on site. Adults can book a massage in the spa or visit one of the many bars and restaurants for a Greek coffee or meal.
Kos Beaches in October
The beaches are a great place to visit during October and the last time before the temperature gets too cold so don't miss your chance. There may not be many people crowding the beaches either – the only beaches that will still have lively crowds are the ones located closer to the eastern coastline.
One beautiful beach to head for is Kamari Beach, which is located along Kefalos Bay. Sun beds and umbrellas are widely available and some are even free of charge as they're provided by local tavernas. The sand is mixed with pebbles and the stunning natural backdrop combines rugged cliffs and greenery.
The long and sandy Marmari Beach located in Marmari on the northern coast of Kos is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It's located close to Kos Town and therefore it's a convenient choice for those who don't want to venture too far, including families with young children. The beach is quite well maintained with plenty of umbrellas and sun beds. There are also a few water sports to enjoy here, as the northern breeze is perfect for windsurfing.
Restaurants and Bars
October is a great time to dine out as the crowds have dipped but it's still warm in the evenings. However, keep in mind that as October progresses you will start to see restaurants and other locations closing down for the year as they prepare for the low season.
TamTam is a delightful beach restaurant located in Mastichari, and has received recognition for its excellent value and service. The al fresco setting is lovely – think pretty sunsets and the sound of waves lapping the sand. Great for lunch and dinner, the service is reliable attentive and warm. Popular dishes include Greek classics such as souvlaki and salads, as well as fish and chips and chicken curry.
Famous for its world-class Greek and seafood, Pelagos Restaurant is an authentic Greek restaurant located on the harbour in Kardamena. Choose from lamb chops with mint sauce, steak, antipasto misto, and moscardini friti. The dessert options include the highy popular fruit cheesecake. The best part is the level of care given by the staff, who will even take the time to go and get something you want but that isn't on the menu – now that's what we call service!
Ammos Beach Bar is perfect for a sport of relaxation and tasty drinks while you soak up the late summer sunshine. The drinks are cheap but delicious, and there are cocktails, milkshakes and beers as well as spirits to enjoy. Even throughout the late summer, popular DJs from Athens come to spin their tunes at the regular beach parties.
Things to do in Kos in October
From exploring villages steeped in history to biking around the island, October is a good month – both weather-wise and in terms of being less busy – to enjoy Kos.
Visit Casa Romana – a 3rd century Roman mansion, which has been restored into an interesting museum now open to tourists. Filled with beautiful mosaics and sculptures from ancient times, along with outdoor fountains, this place is an enjoyable step back in time. Walk from the harbour to this attraction – it's a pleasant stroll.
If you like quiet and peaceful places with not many people around, visit Alikes Salt Lake. There are many activities to enjoy including cycling and bird and wildlife watching. Rare birds found here include flamingos and little ring plovers, so don't forget your camera! Once you've worked up an appetite, head to the many nearby restaurants for traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka and stuffed vine leaves.
October events in Kos
The Marida Fish Festival
1st October 2017 to 10th October 2017
Held in Kardamena over the first ten days in October, The Marida Fish Festival provides free food to its attendees. Donations are always welcome. Be sure to check the weather as this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather on occasion.
28th October 2017
Ochi Day is celebrated throughout Greece to remember the rejection by Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas to the Italian dictator, Mussolini on October 28, 1940.
31st October 2017
Halloween is celebrated with a carnival-like atmosphere. There are games and "Kokhala" which a dummy resembling the head of a donkey. It moves on strings as a puppet would.