Kos is an island of tropical beauty, luxuriant vegetation, endless beaches and a two thousand year history. An island where wishes can come true. An island ready to welcome you and even more willing to win your heart!
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 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 a pretty tree-lined streets and impressive avenues. With many archeological sites in and around the town Kos is the ideal place for walking or bicycling with a large variety of tourist shops, bars, coffee shops, tavernas and restaurants. In the picturesque harbor dock many excursion boats, yachts and traditional fishing boats. There are hotels and furnished flats inside and on the outskirts of town.
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 varius resorts. Lambi (Koubourna), towards Cape Skandari, is the closest beach. Here you will find sea sports, tavernas, snack-bars and coffee-shops. To the east side, just 2km from the town center, there is an area with many hotels, and a camping site, named Psalidi, with a nice beach along the road. Further down to the south you will meet the sandy beach of Cavo Fokas and on same road at 13km from the town, on an impressive landscape, lies the beach of Thermes. Here hot springs trickle over black sand into the sea, warming it upfor early or late season swims.
On the eastern coast, at 12 km from the harbour, lies the village of Tigaki, a tourist resort with a fine sandy beach. Near Tigaki there is a fully functional saltwork and another fine beach and large hotel complexes at Marmari.
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. From here you can visit the idyllic islet of Pserimos, by boat. 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 andcrystal clear shallow waters.
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 Ayios Stefanos, to the cliff-framed and aptly named Paradise beach.