Located on the south coast of the island of Kos, is one of the most popular resort for spending holidays in Greece, offering a relaxing holiday for all ages. What makes this location always be accessed apart of the lovely weather,the beautiful beaches and the vibrant nightlife ,is the locals genuine hospitality .
The town of Kos was founded in 366 BC, in the same area where modern Kos nowadays is to be found. It climaxed during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, being a crossroad between civilisations, between East and West, the meeting point for both culture and trade. Its public market was of great fame during the antiquity and still is thriving in our days.
The lovely beach of Psalidi is located 3 km east of Kos Town, on the road leading to Agios Fokas and Thermes. This long beach consists of sand and pebbles and is quite well-organized with umbrellas and sundecks. For the more adventurous tourists, there are many water sports centers as well. Moreover, they have the opportunity to enjoy the Greek cuisine and fresh fish in the seaside taverns situated nearby. Many luxurious hotels can be found there and the beach is easily accessible by taxi, car or public buses. For your romantic walks in the beach, Agios Fokas is the perfect place with an amazing sunset and a wonderful view.
At about 3 km north- west of Antimachia, there is Mastichari village, where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches of Kos Island. The port is full with fishermen supplying local taverns with fresh fish. At Wine Festival of Mastichari you can taste homemade wine, local delicacies and you can listen Greek music. Mastichari is the gateway to the neighboring Island Kalymnos; there are daily departures to get there.
This village is the ideal destination for action lovers, being able to practice here water sports and paragliding. You can fill sports enjoying the beach and having a good meal in one of the restaurants.
Tigaki resort is located on the north side of Island, near the capital. White sand beach is 10 km long. Sea water is shallow at the shore, making Tigaki be recommended for families with children.
Kefalos is 40 kilometers south-west of Kos town and it’s a beautiful village built on a hill at the west side of the island. By antiquity it was the first capital city of the island and today it counts some 2.500 permanent residents. The houses here are built so close one to another that the narrow streets created emphasise the traditional architectural features of most Greek islands, which invite you to make a tour in the history and life of the place. One of the most interesting buildings is the traditional house, a folk museum which includes a representation of the villages’ agricultural life back then and next to it completing the scenery is a traditional windmill. The picture of the old town is completed by the ruins of the old castle, just next to the main village.
The first village you will find on the sea, after living the city of Kos is Marmari. The beach is white and warm sand and crystal blue water. Here you will find many restaurants where you can have dinner.
Agios Fokas is a picturesque beach located 8 km south of Kos town and 2 km from the famous thermal baths in Thermes. The biggest part of the beach is covered with black sand and pebbles, whereas the other part consists mainly of sand. The locals have managed to organize the beach quite well with umbrellas, sundecks and other facilities. Usually it is less congested than other beaches of Kos. The left hand part of the beach is used by nudists. Agios Fokas has an excellent view to the Aegean, especially during the afternoon and the night hours. There are many taverns serving nice delicacies and Greek cuisine. It is reachable by car or taxi and there are buses running frequently from Kos Town.