This Greek Island is Europe’s Sunniest Place in May

Britain’s Express newspaper encourages its readers to experience the beauty and warmth of the Greek island of Kos, the sunniest place in Europe in May.

Escape to the Greek island of Kos this May and experience paradise on earth. According to an report in the British online newspaper,, Kos has been named the “sunniest place in Europe in May,” boasting an average temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius.

Kos, the third largest island in Greece’s Dodecanese archipelago, is renowned for its long sandy white beaches, crystal-clear blue waters, and abundant sunshine. According to travel company 101 Holidays, the island offers 11 hours of sunshine daily, making it the perfect destination for sun-seekers and beach lovers alike. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or as a couple, Kos has something for everyone.


The island has been a long-time favorite among travelers for its “vibrant nightlife, local cuisine, activities and beautiful hotels,” adds the Express. From exploring picturesque villages to visiting historic sites, there’s no shortage of things to see and do on this beautiful Greek island.

“Open-air Museum”

As the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, Kos is steeped in history and culture. Visitors can explore ancient ruins such as the renowned Asklepion, an ancient healing center dedicated to Asclepius, the god of medicine.

“The island feels like an open-air museum,” notes the Express, where you’ll find “ancient and medieval monuments, numerous archaeological sites, and buildings that hark back to the Italian Rule.”


The article highlights that Kos has been continuously populated since antiquity, and has been shaped by various foreign cultures over the centuries.

For our own tips on what to see and do on Kos, click here.

Avoid the Crowds

While Kos can get busy during the summer season, the Express recommends visiting in May to avoid the hustle and bustle. With fewer crowds and pleasant weather, May is an ideal time to explore everything that the island has to offer. Additionally, Kos is the warmest place in Greece during May, with daytime temperatures reaching a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius.

With its own international airport, getting to the island is easy, with direct flights available from many airports across the UK and elsewhere in Europe. As one of the larger islands in the Dodecanese, Kos has regular ferry connections to other Greek islands as well as to the mainland. Popular ferry routes connect the island to nearby Rhodes, Symi, and Kalymnos, as well as to the port of Piraeus in Athens.


Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, exploring historic sites, or indulging in delicious Greek cuisine, Kos is sure to enchant you with its natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality.

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