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Kos island Highlights

Kos is an island of tropical beauty, endless beaches and a two thousand year history. An island ready to welcome you and even more willing to win your heart!

Kos by Numbers

The island of Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese Islands, in the southeastern region of the Aegean Sea. The island measures 40 km by 8 km with a population of 30.947 people. Very close to the Ionian coast of the Asia Minor (5 km), it is distant about 100 km from Rhodes and about 337 km from Athens.

The capital of Kos

The capital town is also called Kos, and is situated at the north-eastern part of the island. It is a very beautiful small Mediterranean town with distinctive architecture and pretty tree-lined streets with impressive avenues. With many archeological sites in and around the town Kos is the ideal place for walking or bicycling. If you do not have time and you wish a stress free private tour, book it here.

In the picturesque harbor dock are wooden boats, yachts and traditional fishing boats perfect for a relaxing activity.

Beaches of Kos Island

As a visitor in Kos, you will find splendid long seashores. Even in the town area, there are some beautiful beaches that can be easily reached by foot or by the town-bus, which connects the various resorts.

  • Lambi

    Lambi, towards Cape Skandari, is the closest beach. Here you will find sea sports, tavernas, snack-bars and coffee-shops.

  • Psalidi

    To the east side, just 2km from the town center, there is an area with many hotels, named Psalidi, with a nice beach along the road.

  • Agios Fokas

    Further down to the south you will meet the sandy beach of Agios Fokas

  • Thermes

    On same road at 13km from the town, on an impressive landscape, lays the beach of Thermes. Here hot springs trickle over black sand into the sea, warming it up for early or late season swims.

  • Tigaki

    On the eastern coast, at 12 km from the harbor, lies the village of Tigaki, a tourist resort with a fine sandy beach.

  • Marmari

    Near Tigaki there is a fully functional salt lake and another fine beach and large hotel complexes at Marmari.

  • Mastihari

    At 30 km, close to the airport and on the same coast, you will meet the small seaside hamlet of Mastihari and its cool and sandy beach.

  • Kardamena

    Kardamena, on the south part of Kos, at 26 km of distance, is the island’s second largest tourist resort with a long beach of white sand and crystal clear shallow waters.

  • Kefalos - Paradise Beach

    Near the far southwest end of the island, close to the village of Kamari begins a beach that runs five kilometers east, virtually without interruption, passing the tiny Kastri islet and the remains of a fifth century basilica, at Agios Stefanos, to the cliff-framed and aptly named Paradise beach.