August is the other month of the year along with July that the temperature is at its peak high and the rain is at its peak low. That makes August a part of the peak tourist season in Kos so expect there to be many people enjoying the island around this time. The skies are also mostly clear with a lot of sunny days throughout the month making it the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 26 C (79 F).
In the first two weeks of August the highs remain at their peak of 31 C (88 F) with the lows corresponding on their own peak of 22.7 C (73 F) making these weeks the hottest of the month. By mid August the highs gradually start to lower to around 30.5 C (87 F) as the lows remain at 22.7 C (73 F) until about the 20th when they begin their downhill decent through the end of the year. The last week of August sees highs and lows of around 29.4 C (85 F) to 21.6 C (71 F) so this is the coolest time of the month.
As for the rain at the beginning of the month it is mostly nonexistent as it remains at its peak of 1 % probability through the second week of August. On around the 12th of the month the probability of rainfall begins its rise into December as it comes up a little bit to 3 % chance. At the end of August the rain comes up just a bit more to 4 % chance to usher in October.
The average amount of rainfall in August is 5 mm divided into 3 days out of the month which is a 3 mm rise from July mainly because the probability of rain rises after the second week. Rainfall in August is not much different from July as there is rarely any thunderstorms so expect mostly drizzle or light to moderate rainfall. If rain does happen to fall in August it will not be an all day storm so there is really no chance of it ruining your vacation.
The skies at the beginning of August are mostly clear as they reach their peak low on August 4th at 28% (mostly clear) coverage. This would be the ideal time of month to visit as all conditions are at their peak and are very favorable. As the month progresses cloud coverage fluctuates but doesn't stray too far away from 28 % (mostly clear) at mid month but towards the end of the month it begins to rise again ending the month at 32 % (mostly clear) coverage.
As the skies are mostly clear throughout this month the daily hours of sunshine remain fairly consistent at around 13 hours a day which is only a 1 hour drop from July. This makes for great weather for beach goers especially at the beginning of the month. Speaking about the beach you would be pleased to know that the average sea temperature in August is the highest throughout the year at 26 C (79 F). This makes swimming, snorkeling, or diving around Kos an unforgettable experience in comfortable conditions.
Kos Hotels in August
August is a very popular month for hotels in Kos since it is the last month of peak weather conditions. This makes booking in advance a must for resorts and hotels along the beach and the main villages on the eastern coast. If you don't mind using transportation services to get to these main parts than you may be able to find a great place to stay at the other more local villages around this time of year.
For those looking to stay on the beach try the Olympia Mare Hotel in the village of Kardamena. Kardamena is on the southern coast of Kos with beautiful beaches that are not as crowded as the others, so be sure to grab a room that has a direct view of the sun shining over the big blue. There is free wifi and free parking, but the thing that makes this hotel stand out is that pets are allowed, so bring your best friend on holiday with you and have him treated like royalty.
Live luxuriously at the alluring Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel located near Lambi Beach. This hotel is both elegant and friendly and the staff strive to ensure that your stay is something special with a delicious breakfast, a dedicated hotel manager, and a bartender who remembers your name and your favourite cocktails to add to that personal touch. The beach is right across the street and the main villages are a walk or bus ride away.
Another very pleasant hotel is the Palazzo del Mare located in Marmaris on Kos's northern coast. This hotel has lovely rooms, which can accommodate families and couples alike, with views of the hotel's many stunning pools. There is a pool bar for cocktail drinkers and a tasty buffet for breakfast and dinner, so you are sure to get a good bargain for your meal. A final highlight: the beach is very near to this hotel being just a walk away.
Enjoy your holiday with little need for transportation services at the Oceanis Beach and Spa in Psalidi. This hotel has a great location that is close to many main tourist dining, nightlife, and shopping areas while remaining far enough from the buzz so you can relax. The rooms are nothing short of luxurious with some containing Jacuzzis and balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea. Finally, the poolside is lit up elegantly at night with stunning gardens spread out evenly throughout the hotel grounds to add that extra touch of paradise.
There is no better time of year to hit the beach than the first two weeks of August, as the weather is just perfect for it. There are many beaches around the island as pretty much its whole coastline is accessible giving you the option to choose from a diverse bunch of scenery. There are popular beaches with lively crowds and accommodations on the eastern coast, isolated and secluded beaches on the southern and western coast, and a balance between both on the northern coast, so pick your type.
The best beaches on Kos are usually the ones by Kefalos Bay and Lagada Beach is one of them. This beach on the southern coast of Kos is long and soft with sparkling water that crashes in and out calmly. There are some sun beds with umbrellas set up for those who want to rent them, and the people who rent them out also serve you a plate of local fruit so you can taste as well as admire the nature of Kos. The beach area opposite Kastri island consists of rocky formations that are perfect for snorkelling around.
Limnionas Beach is situated at the north side of Kefalos Bay and features a quaint, little harbour and pretty fishing boats dotted around. Swimming and snorkelling are popular on this beach as it is very safe and protected by the harbour, and there are rugged areas that attract an array of fish. Loungers and parasols are available to hire, and there is a charming restaurant on the hillside for a spot of lunch or snack.
A beautiful beach on the south eastern coast of Kos is the Agios Stefanos Beach. This beach is a great place for diving and tanning on the free to use sun beds while listening to tunes from the cozy beach bar. The Thermes is close by so you can also head over there to rest your body in the hot springs to the sound of the ocean. This beach is great but it has many pebbles so it is recommended to walk with shoes on.
Restaurants and Bars
Regardless of where you are on Kos there will always be somewhere nearby to eat out unless you are on secluded parts of its coastline. Central and Southern areas like Zia and Kefalos are known for their breathtaking scenery and authentic, cozy family-run traditional Greek restaurants. Main areas such as Psalidi or Kos Town have many different kinds of cuisines ranging from broad such as International to specific such as Italian. Restaurants here are mostly open for the peak season and have been in the business a long time, so usually have great service. Either way Kos is a great island to try some diverse food on a beautiful island.
There is no better place to eat traditional Greek cuisine than the Ta Adelfia located in the village of Kardamena. This restaurant is a must when in Kos as it serves great food at any time of day such as sweet donuts for breakfast, mixed souvlakia and custom mezes for lunch, and garlic mushrooms or baked feta cheese with sweet peppers for dinner. The lamb kleftiko here is superb, as is the freshly cooked fish.
Head to Kos town and experience an incredible meal at Broadway Restaurant. Slightly out of the main area of town, this restaurant offers wonderful Aegean king prawns served with grilled peppers and tomatos, as well as stunning grilled meats, and tasty burgers served with chunky chips. Perfect selection of local beers and wines to compliment the delicious food, as well as a lively and welcoming atmosphere towards the evening time.
Experience a friendly and fun Greek atmosphere at the Delon Pub located in Kos Town. The hosts are a generous bunch who welcome each and every visitor personally and liven up your stay with a good chat. Aside from a fun environment, this pub also sets up a great atmosphere for those who want to watch football while having a good beer. If you do visit do not forget to try mama's delicious pizza.
Things to do in Kos in August
August is a great time of year for activities, attractions, and dining out since everything is open giving you hundreds of options for entertainment around the island. Things you can do in Kos during this month include scuba diving, touring by land or sea, mountain biking, dining out, cocktail drinking at bars, boating, sightseeing, beach trolling and much more. It is no wonder that many people flock to Kos for their holidays.
The Sea Explorer (Kos Old Harbour) offers a range of cruises including a morning one, as well as a sunset and night time cruise. The cruise lasts around an hour to an hour and a half, and includes a welcome drink and finger food. There is an onboard bar to purchase more food and drinks. The base of the boat consists of a glass viewing area, so keep your eyes peeled for shipwrecks, ruins and plenty of fish!
For some island paradise scuba diving visit Kos Divers in Psalidi. This diving centre has diving for kids as well as adults, and it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or veteran you can learn how to dive here. This 5 star diving center mostly does recreational courses and is PADI certified to give diving credentials to people who want to venture out into the ocean.
Another top place to visit during summer season is the Anemos Windsurf Club also located in Psladi. This place is a blast as their passion for water sports permeates throughout the facility where you can rent a variety of boards and sails in whatever style that is suitable for you to ride. They also offer lessons for those of you who want to try water sporting, but don't quite yet have the right grip.
Step into the party at the Origin Bar located in the village of Kardamena. This stylish modern wooden décor 2 story bar is just the place you want to start your night or end it as the friendly staff always makes sure you have a great time when visiting.