Thousands of holidaymakers flock to Kos every year to enjoy the sun, sand and sangria, and some decide to stay for summer, find jobs and get paid for being here.

Although the wages in Kos won’t make you a millionaire, there is still fierce competition for jobs, particularly in bars and restaurants. If you want to work hard and party hard, Kos is the perfect resort to spend the summer. In this section, Kos gives you information about living and working in Kos.

Below are some helpful tips about working and living in Kos. Although we include general information about jobs in Kos, we cannot give specific information about vacancies.


Working the summer season in Kos can be great fun or a complete nightmare. Try to organise employment before you arrive, by e-mailing or calling any contacts you may already have in Kos.

If you are planning to visit Kos for the first time, arrange accommodation before you go, and take enough money to last in case you don’t find a job straight away. Make sure you have enough cash for a return flight in case things don’t work out as well as expected.


If you are planning to work your first summer season in Kos, you need to arrive in plenty of time to get a good chance of employment.

The summer season doesn’t really hot up until late June/beginning of July, when the majority of tourists start to arrive. Plan to arrive in Kos between the end of March and mid-April, so that you are in Kos in time for Easter, which is also a busy time for bars, restaurants and hotels. If you are planning to work in a r club, they r usually open until May, so there would be no point arriving before then.


The best way to find a job in Kos  is to book a cheap package deal in a hotel or hostel, so at least you have some accommodation to start with, and go to all the bars and clubs in the area to apply for work.  Don’t wait for jobs to be advertised or you will face competition from hundreds of other applicants.

Be proactive and ask everyone you meet if they know of any jobs.  Don´t spend all your days on the beach and all your nights out clubbing, or you will have no job and nowhere to stay after your fortnight is up. There will be plenty of time to enjoy yourself once you are working.


Don’t expect to be paid high wages in Kos. The hours will be long but you will reap the rewards if you are prepared to work hard. Bar work is quite poorly paid, but you can make up your salary with big tips during the summer season.

Depending on experience and the place of work, DJs and professional dancers are usually paid quite well.

Wages in pubs and clubs are normally €20 to €50 per night, and are usually paid nightly or weekly. Don’t expect a contract, and don’t expect to get paid if you are ill or skiving.


Apply for jobs in Kos before you travel, and try to arrange several interviews for when you arrive.  Any employer worth his salt will want to meet you before offering you a job in Kos, so prepare properly for the interview and tell the employer how you can benefit the business.


You don’t need to be Einstein to get a job in Kos,  but you do need to work hard.

Kos is a fun, happening resort, and employers are more likely to take you on if you are friendly, confident, polite and hardworking.  A good sense of humour will also go a long way towards securing you a summer job in Kos.  Always be willing to learn and offer to work flexible hours.

If you are only in Kos for the all-night clubbing and copious amounts of booze, working in this lively resort is probably not for you. No employer wants rude or bad-tempered employees, who turn up for work when they feel like it.


Make an effort to meet as many people as possible when you arrive in Kos.  Some of them will know the resort much better than you, and will probably already be working in the town. Ask plenty of questions about the best places to work and where jobs may be available.


Make your own mind up about the places you are applying for work. People will always tell you different stories about work conditions and wages, but find out for yourself before making any decisions.

Get as much information as possible about working hours, wages and the different types of jobs available. You may find yourself doing a job you never even knew existed until you arrived in Kos.  Be open to new ideas, and don´t be afraid to of breaking new ground.


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A dancer is someone who uses movements to express ideas and stories in performances. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, ballroom and hip-hop. Dancers commit to years of learning, practising and perfecting their dance skills.

What skills do you need to be a good dancer?
You will need to demonstrate the following:
a thorough knowledge of dance and its related issues
: physical fitness, stamina and perseverance
: motivation and discipline
: communication and interpersonal skills
: creativity
: resilience
: confidence and self-belief


We are looking for an enthusiastic bartender to provide an excellent guest drinking experience. Good bartenders will be able to create classic and innovative drinks exceeding customers’ needs and expectations. Compensation includes salary and tips.


Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant patrons
Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks
Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations
Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails
Plan and present bar menu
Check customers’ identification and confirm it meets legal drinking age
Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
Stay guest focused and nurture an excellent guest experience
Comply with all food and beverage regulations


: Resume and proven working experience as a bartender
: Excellent knowledge of in mixing, garnishing and serving drinks
: Computer literacy
: Knowledge of a second language is a plus
: Positive attitude and excellent communication skills
: Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean


Then you’ve got what it takes to be a great waiter or waitress. Most waiters andwaitresses, also called servers, work in full-service restaurants. They greet customers, take food orders, bring food and drinks to the tables and take payment and make change


So you’ve taken the wonderful decision to pursue a career as a Chef. Well you certainly have options, both in the speciality you take and in the huge array of places you can work. You can find your dream job in a Restaurant, Bar, Hotel, Cafe. Kos is the perfect place for a chef that want to find his own path and not just follow a cook book or instructions


Hotel chambermaids are tasked with different combinations of cleaning duties to maintain the cleanliness of each hotel room. The make sure that the bed sheets are well-arranged and the bathrooms are cleaned and restocked. They also take charge of accounting the for room supplies that may have been destroyed or consumed for proper billing. Hotel chambermaids are also trained on the proper use of prescribed cleaning procedures, solutions, and equipment. They are likewise guided on how to follow the specific hotel standards.


A receptionist is an employee taking an office or administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organisation or business. The title receptionist is attributed to the person who is employed by an organisation to receive or greet any visitors, patients, or clients and answer telephone calls. The term Front Desk is used in many hotels for an administrative department where a receptionist’s duties also may include room reservations and assignment, guest registration, cashier work, credit checks, key control as well as mail and message service. Such receptionists are often called front desk clerks. Receptionists cover many areas of work to assist the businesses they work for, including setting appointments, filing, record keeping, and many other office tasks all for the sake of keeping things moving.

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