11 Best Villas in Kos

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We’re all for the idea of a trip to Kos: beaches, good food, laid back – how could we not be? And if you ask us, the best way to experience Kos (especially if you’re travelling as a group) is to book yourselves your very own villa to stay in.

However, with so many villas to choose from, finding the right one for you isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve created this guide to the best villas in Kos.

No matter what your travel style is, what you’re in Kos for, whether you want a pool or sea views, we’ve got you covered.

Quick Answers – The Best Villas in Kos

#1 Best Overall Villa in Kos – Tramonto Villa
#2 Best Villa for Couples in Kos – Brand New Luxury Asteria Pearl Villa 1
#3 Best Villa for Honeymoon in Kos – Forest View Villas
#4 Best Budget Friendly Villa in Kos – Kos Town Luxury Villa
#5 Best Villa for a Wedding in Kos – The Tower House Kos
#6 Best Villa in Kos Near Kos Town – Casa Lagada Kos
#7 Best Villa in Kos for Kids and Families – Villa In Paradise
#8 Best Villa in Kos for a Large Group – Olive Branch Villa
#9 Best Villa in Kos with a View – Grand View Villa · 1 Bedroom Cottage · Kos Island
#10 Best Villa in Kos with Private Pool – Villa Melia Kos Island Greece
#11 Best Villa in Kos with Sea View –  Xenos Villa 2 with Private Pool near the Sea

#1 – Tramonto Villa

Best Overall Villa in Kos

  • $$
  • Set in the chilled village of Zia
  • Gorgeous indoor fireplace, beautiful views, sprawling private garden
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This is a beautiful cosy house with a mix of modern and traditional interiors. If you stay here you will be surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Kos, with the mountains and forests behind you; from the (very large) private garden here, you can watch the sun both rise and set.

The location, a welcoming little village called Zia, is where you can find a good handful of local restaurants, cafes and shops – but it’s also easy to catch the bus from here into Kos Town and other locations on the island too. Easily the overall best villa in Kos.

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#2 – Brand New Luxury Asteria Pearl Villa 1

Best Villa for Couples in Kos

  • $$$$
  • Just a stone’s throw from Tigaki Beach
  • Outdoor pool, cool modern design, volleyball court
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

If you’re looking for the best villa in Kos for couples, then look no further than this modern villa. Set over three floors, there are balconies both at the front and back of the property (for morning coffee or a sundowner with amazing views of the mountains); and you can take your pick of numerous, nicely decked out rooms.

The sizeable swimming pool and volleyball court are definite plus, but it’s also well placed to explore, being centrally located on the island. For beach bums, this is perfect: Tigaki Beach is just a few minutes stroll from this top Kos villa.

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#3 – Forest View Villas

Best Villa for Honeymoon in Kos

  • $$
  • Nestled in the village of Zia
  • Cool, design-led decor, Jacuzzi, hiking trails on the doorstep
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

First things first: we love the interiors going on in this place. They’re cool, contemporary, and wouldn’t look out of place in your Instagram feed, which is partly the reason why this is our top pick for the best villa for honeymooners in Kos.

What with the views, this place is your very own slice of paradise, the perfect spot for an idyllic getaway. And for those who like getting out into nature, there are hiking trails nearby in the Natural Traditional Park of Zia; but if you don’t want to hike, just soak it all up from your terrace.

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#4 – Kos Town Luxury Villa

Best Budget Friendly Villa in Kos

  • $
  • Located close to the Central Square in Kos Town
  • Spacious back garden, antique design details, indoor fireplace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With its great location in Kos Town, stylish interiors, well equipped amenities and very affordable nightly rate, this has got to be the best budget friendly villa in Kos.

The kitchen here has everything you need to whip up some meals; there’s a backyard where you can sit with a cup of coffee in the morning; there’s a balcony for evening drinks; and there’s even laundry.

When it comes to how many people can stay here at a time, this place fits up to six guests across its two bedrooms – and if you’re here as a group, it’s even more budget friendly!

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#5 – The Tower House Kos

Best Villa for a Wedding in Kos

  • $$$$
  • Overlooks Kamari Bay
  • Garden games, big outdoor swimming pool, set across 3.5 acres of private grounds
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

It’s pretty easy to picture you and your partner tying the knot here, overlooking the stunning sea, with all your family around you – but it’s not just the location that make it a great choice. It’s actually got catering options and enough room to comfortably sleep 16 guests, easily making it the best villa for weddings in Kos.

The amount of space going on here is insane: not just the multiple bedrooms, but plenty of outdoor space, a sizeable pool, garden games to keep everyone entertained, and a huge kitchen and terrace for all the fun you could ever want on your special day.

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#6 – Casa Lagada Kos

Best Villa in Kos Near Kos Town

  • $
  • 10 minute walk to Kos Town
  • Indoor fireplace, very nicely thought out design, outdoor terrace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

A newly built, modern villa, this place is just on the outskirts of Kos Town – which is a great location if you consider the budget price of this top villa in Kos. It’s close to town: walk out the door and in just 10 minutes you’ll be at the town’s main market.

The building itself has been designed for friends and family to get together, which shows itself in the 125 square metre space, with room enough to sleep up to 8 people across 3 bedrooms. You’ll also find a beautiful terrace here, which catches a cool breeze for refreshing summer nights.

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#7 – Villa In Paradise

Best Villa in Kos for Kids and Families

  • $$
  • Two kilometres from Tigaki
  • Huge, beautiful garden, opulent interiors, cool outdoor swimming pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This is one of those places that you sort of don’t want to tell other people about, it’s simply that nice. Case in point: the garden. This is one of the best gardens we’ve ever seen. There are vegetables, an orchard and other fruit trees, as well as fresh eggs from the resident chickens – all offered up in a basket from the owners each morning.

The garden is amazing, but the interiors are stunning and spacious, too. Think polished stone floors, opulent design details, and plenty of room for you and your family to have the holiday you’ll never forget.

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#8 – Olive Branch Villa

Best Villa in Kos for a Large Group

  • $$
  • 5 minute drive to the village of Zipari
  • Large balcony, genuinely amazing views, numerous bedrooms
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Take one look at this place and you can easily see why this is the best villa in Kos for large groups. Set in an olive grove, this traditional Greek villa has enough space to comfortably sleep up to 10 guests, has amazing sea views, and plenty of outdoor space, including a garden filled with fruit trees (yes, you can pick it yourself).

The owners offer up activities, if you want (yoga, Greek cooking or traditional dancing), but if you want to do your own thing, that’s fine too. To be honest, for us, this is the place to kick back.

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#9 – Grand View Villa · 1 Bedroom Cottage · Kos Island

Best Villa in Kos with a View

  • $
  • 2.5 kilometres from coastal Kardamena
  • Amazing views, indoor fireplace, four bicycles to use
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This traditional, simple stone building is where you’ll be spending your time if you choose to stay at this top villa in Kos. Feeling something like staying in an old farmhouse, there are rustic fireplaces and open plan kitchen and living spaces for evening relaxation.

But one of the best things about this place is just how incredible the views are from its windows – and very large outdoor terrace. It’s easy to spend evenings at the outdoor dining area – complete with BBQ – looking out across the sea as night falls. And all of this in a quiet, tranquil area.

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#10 – Villa Melia Kos Island Greece

Best Villa in Kos with Private Pool

  • $$$
  • Only 2 kilometres from Kos town
  • Sizeable outdoor pool, stylish design throughout, spacious interiors
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With plenty of room for everybody to make themselves at home, this stunning villa in Kos has got to be the best with a outdoor pool: it’s a gorgeous spot for splashing around with mountain views. Inside, we’re pretty crazy about the design going on. Think minimalist, stylish, and open plan.

You can sleep on queen sized beds, eat meals together around the dining table, chill out in the lounge area, drink together on the terrace, and generally enjoy staying in this slice of modern luxury. You’ll also be in relative seclusion, this place being set in the suburb of Ambavris.

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#11 – Xenos Villa 2 with Private Pool near the Sea

Best Villa in Kos with Sea View

  • $$$$
  • A stone’s throw from the beach in Tigaki
  • Resort level swimming pool, its very own gym, large garden
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This place is pretty cool. A well thought out villa with an awesome pool and multiple spaces for socialising or relaxing, this is also our top pick for the best villa in Kos with sea views. Just imagine breakfasting on that balcony with that vista – yes, please!

Sleeping up to 12 guests, this place is close enough to town to walk for food, drink and supplies, but far enough away that it’s peaceful and secluded at night. In addition, Tigaki Beach is just 500 metres from the property, meaning that there are going to be plenty of beach days on the cards!

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FAQ’s

Where are the best villas in Kos?

Whilst there are a lot of villas to be found in Kos Town, the best villas in Kos are more secluded affairs that strike a great balance between your own personal space and being in walking - or sometimes, driving - distance from civilisation. Tigaki, for example, on the north coast of Kos, has a beautiful beach and plenty of restaurants and cafes, but gets busy with tourists. Inland is the lovely village of Zia, which is much more laid back and famous for its sunsets, less so for its lack of beaches (obviously). Kos Town is a decent choice, being a hub for everything.

How much are vacation villas in Kos?

Surprisingly, the top villas in Kos are relatively affordable depending on where you decide to stay or what your plans are in Kos. Some of the villas on offer here are actual mansions, but very affordable ones - especially if you're splitting the cost with a group of friends or family. The lower range villas in Kos are upwards of around $100 per night, but these are still stylish places to stay; the most expensive, however, reach $400 and upwards - but these are much larger, with numerous bedrooms. The average cost for a villa in Kos is about $200.

How can I book a villa in Kos?

Although there are many ways to book yourself a villa for family or friends in Kos, we think that the best way to get it done is by using Airbnb. The site has a wide selection of properties to choose from and is dedicated to self catering accommodation for independent travellers. Although that is the case, and though it's also an easy to use site, the best thing about using Airbnb is the absolute gems of villas you are going to find on the site. The sorts of amazing properties you stumble upon are not what you are going to find in a travel brochure!

Conclusion

The quality, and amount of choice, that you get when you’re looking at the top villas in Kos is mind boggling. How so many beautiful properties can exist for such good prices we’ll never know. But we’re glad they do: a villa makes a family or friends vacation to the Greek island even more awesome.

If you are finding it difficult to make a decision (what with all that choice, we totally get that), then don’t worry. We would recommend booking yourselves into Tramonto Villa. Set in the stunning village of Zia, it’s a cool, spacious villa that’ll suit everyone.

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