The island’s main port is situated in the capital town of Kos. Ferries arrive everyday from Piraeus and the trip varies around 15 hours, depending on the boat and the itinerary. There are also itineraries connecting the island with other neighboring islands, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese as well as the Turkish coast, especially during the summer. The island also has an airport (‘Hippocrates’) 26 kilometers away from the capital in the Southwest. There are flights connecting Athens with Kos even twice a day during the summer (the flight lasts approximately 1 hour) and there are direct flights from major European cities as well.
Moving around in Kos may involve bus or taxi or car. The islands central bus station is located in the center of the capital at Cleopatra Street. From there, visitors can reach most parts of the island relatively cheaply. Taxi is an easier but more expensive way to travel; there are taxi stations within the capital and a radio taxi service is also available. The easiest way to move on the island is by renting a car or a motorcycle provided that drivers are rather careful during high season.