11 Seaside Spots on Kos that Cover All Bases

Whether you're a windsurfing, kitesurfing adrenaline junkie, a beach-bar connoisseur, a parent looking for family fun, or just a nature-lover in search of seaside tranquility, Kos has a beach for you.NORTH Tigaki The village by the same name is one of the most frequented tourist resorts in Kos. Its vast, white sand and Blue Flag beach offers exceptional sunset views of the nearby islands of Pserimos and Kalymnos, while its shallow waters make it a children’s paradise. You may, however, come across nudists in the dunes near the salt pans. Big waves and an open sea attract many experienced windsurfers, while horseback riding is also an option at the Equestrian Club, located close by. • 11km from Kos Town Marmari With views to Pserimos and Plati islands, this long, sandy beach attracts large crowds of visitors from the surrounding hotels. Nonetheless, those seeking a quieter spot can always find privacy in the nearby dunes. The north wind creates ideal conditions for both windsurfers and kite surfers, while the shallow sea also makes Marmari perfect for families with children. • 15km from Kos Town Mastichari Near the harbor with ferries for Kalymnos, this vast, sandy beach is popular with families and couples residing in the nearby all-inclusive hotels. Mastichari easily lends itself to endless sea games and romantic sunset promenades. You can rent sun loungers and umbrellas at the Tam Tam beach restaurant and enjoy food and drinks in a pleasant and verdant environment. • 21.5km from Kos Town Limnionas If you’re looking for a break from the bustling crowds, this tranquil beach, located within a small bay north of Kefalos, is your answer. Naturally protected from strong winds, it is known for its wild and rocky scenery, its crystal waters and its seafood tavernas. Water sports are also on offer. • 41km from Kos Town EAST Lambi Clear and shallow waters, 1km of sand and a nautical club offering sailing lessons to children and adults make this Blue Flag beach a favorite for families. Easily accessible by bicycle, thanks to a designated lane that runs along the coast, Lambi is also popular among youngsters who frequent the well-known Mylos Beach Bar to make use of its beach volleyball facilities, and to party. • 2.5km from Kos Town Psalidi Only 10 mins on the cycle path from Kos Town, Psalidi is located on a 16km coastline that is part of a preserved natural area. The beach is popular with windsurfers and water-skiers, as well as guests residing in the many large resorts overlooking the sea. Psalidi is also home to several fish tavernas and restaurants offering Greek and international cuisine. • 5km from Kos Town Aghios Fokas This Blue Flag, black shingle beach is famous for its deep blue waters and beautiful vistas across the sea to the city of Bodrum on the Turkish coast. Beach-goers can sunbathe for hours, enjoy the memorable sunsets and eat healthy snacks at Fokas, a popular bar perched on the edge of the beach among lush vegetation, blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. • 9km from Kos Town see full article here