Kos, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kos, Greece? If you're planning to go to Kos, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kos, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Kos, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kos, Greece by month

January

In January, Kos is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kos, with most of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

February

If you are traveling to Kos in February, you will notice that it is brisk and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

If you visit Kos during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

April

In April, Kos is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kos, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you visit Kos during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

June

June in this region is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

July

If you go to Kos in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

Traveling to Kos in August, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

September

If you are traveling to Kos in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

October

October in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

November

If you visit Kos during November, you are likely to find that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

December

If you vacation in Kos during December, you are likely to find that it is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kos, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kos, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Kos
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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