Hotel Platanista

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With its turrets and archways, this place looks like a Venetian castle. It comes with two large pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. And there's a great little taverna. The hotel ... Continue reading

With its turrets and archways, this place looks like a Venetian castle. It comes with two large pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. And there's a great little taverna. The hotel’s in a peaceful spot beside Psalidi beach. And it’s less than a 5-minute drive into the capital, Kos Town. You can walk there in half an hour – the route is especially pretty.


During the day you can join in the water polo and volleyball, or check out the daily yoga and aqua aerobics classes. There are also organised games of football, table tennis and darts.

Daytime activity programme

With so much happening you will be forgiven for missing 1 or 2. The hotel has water polo, volleyball, table tennis, 1 floodlit tennis court with equipment and minigolf to name a few. Have a chat with the entertainers and they will let you know the programme.


With floodlighting at a charge.

Water polo


Table tennis



Other facilities

The hotel has a beauty salon* where you can book in for a massage or body scrub. There\s also a hammam and a sauna*, along with a fully-equipped gym.




Beauty salon*

Whether it is for a relaxing gentle massage or a full body scrub and deep tissue massage, what ever you need the therapists are on hand to advise and help.

Jet showers


Swimming Pool

There are 2 pools to hop between. The main one’s a huge, walk-in number that comes with whirlpool baths and water jets. It’s surrounded by a large terrace and manicured gardens.

Outdoor pool

Just steps away from the pool bar with plenty of sunbeds and parasols to go around.

Outdoor relaxation pool

With whirlpool baths and powerful jets to help you become stress-free, this is a great spot to set up for the day.

Children's pool

Food and Drink

The main buffet serves an American-style breakfast, with a chef cooking fresh waffles as well as things like crêpes. At dinner you’ll find a Greek and international menu, and speciality dishes like suckling pig.

Buffet restaurant

Breakfast is an enriched American buffet and dinner is an amazing collection of Greek and international dishes.

Pool taverna*

Offering a great choice of snacks for lunch and refreshing drinks throughout the day.

Pool bar*

With a swim-up section, so you can sip a drink or two while you're in the pool.

Lounge bar*

Price Overview

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Hotel Platanista in Kos Town easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Hotel Platanista with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The ancient port and popular holiday destination of Kos, the capital and major town on the island, has been home to Egyptians, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans and the Knights of St John. Their marked presence can be seen in the ruins of the Roman baths and amphitheatre remains and in the 15th-century castle, built by the Knights of St John, which still stands as a supreme sentry today.

There has been much development over recent years, with apartment blocks stretching out to the suburbs of Lambi and Psalidi (to the north and south respectively), however Kos remains a fascinating and cosmopolitan town with a good mix of culture and entertainment attracting thousands of holidaymakers each year. There is a busy nightlife with no shortage of bars and hotchpotch of restaurants from English-style cafes to local tavernas - many situated around the old harbour area overlooking traditional fishing boats and sleek yachts. The main beach in town is a fairly narrow, shingle affair packed with beach chairs and umbrellas, but there are better beaches a short bus journey away. Kos Town is perfectly situated for taking boat trips to Turkey and the nearby islands.

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The main beach in Kos Town is narrow and pebbled, but nearby Tigaki is 6 miles (10km) of pure white sand. Lambi, Psalidi, and Agios Fokas are all popular beaches in easy distance. The beaches offer a range of water sports, including waterskiing, parasailing, and banana rides. The town also boasts a number of historical and cultural attractions, including the Hippocrates Tree, Knight's Castle, and Archaeological Museum. You can also visit nearby villages with interesting sights like the ruins of old Pili and the ceramics shops in Zia.


There are many restaurants in Kos clustered along the waterfront and around the main square, ranging from traditional Greek to Italian, Chinese and western. Bittersweet Creperie is a great bakery for a midday treat, and Avanti serves great pizzas with a beach view. Caravan is a popular restaurant serving everything from traditional Greek food to pizzas and lamb chops, while Olympiada has a more local menu.


There are bars, pubs and tavernas scattered all over Kos Town, but the unlabeled 'bar street' is the place to go at night when it comes to life with bars and discos. The party lasts until dawn, and offers an eclectic mix of music, from local bouzouki orchestras to thumping electronic beats.


Kos Town is the major shopping destination on the island of Kos. There are a number of souvenir shops along the seafront and in the old town, and the market in the centre of town selling spices, olive oil, and seashells. There is also a small indoor market, but the main shopping area is found between Eleftherias Square and ancient Nymphaion. Popular souvenirs include jewellery, leather goods, and clothing.


The nearest sand beaches are several miles from town, and the nightlife can be overwhelming for tourists looking for a quieter holiday.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.86

This week's weather forecast

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Hotel address : Psalidi, Kos Town, Kos, Greek Islands, 85300

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