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Marmari

Marmari is a relatively quiet tourist village on the north coast of Kos with Tigaki to the east and Mastichari to the west. Marmari is based around a single main road that heads down to the beach and a coastal road that runs alongside the 2km long sand beach.

Mastichari

Mastichari is on the coast directly north of the airport. It’s a modern tourist resort with plenty of accommodation available and the usual facilities like supermarkets, bars, restaurants and a long, deep sandy beach you can also get the ferry to nearby Kalymnos island.

Platani

Platani is a small village on the outskirts of Kos town, it’s out towards the Asclepeion and roughly 3km from the town centre so walkable. The village is home to a lot of people of Turkish decent which means you’ll find the best Turkish restaurants here.

Psalidi

Psalidi is a small resort on the east coast of Kos, it’s fairly modern and home to some of the best hotels on the island. It’s roughly a 30 minute walk from the capital Kos town. It’s perfect for families as there’s a pleasant and safe beach, plenty of amenities.

Pyli

Pyli, sometimes spelled Pili, is a traditional little village close to the middle of Kos island. The village is centred around the small square that is home to many traditional stone buildings, cafes and tavernas as well as some local art shops.

Tigaki

Tigaki is a tourist resort on the north coast of Kos about 11km from Kos town, it's based around the fantastic and huge Tigaki Beach as well as the central road that leads down to the beach and has everything you need with restaurants, shops, car hire and more.

Zia

Zia is a small picturesque village up in the mountains near Asfendiou in Kos. It's filled with restaurants, many of which have balconies that give spectacular views and for that reason they get extremely busy at sunset throughout summer time.

Asomatos

Asomatos is a small, traditional village in the centre of Kos island. The main attractions of Asomatos are the traditional stone buildings, the delightful paved streets and the church of Agios Asomati that gave the village it’s name.

Kardamena

Kardamena is a small village in the centre of the south coast, it's known for its lively nightlife and although it doesn’t get quite as raucous as the likes of Kavos or Malia it’s not far behind. There's bars everywhere, a good beach and loads of accommodation options.

Kefalos

Kefalos is a lovely village built on the hill in the south west of Kos and sprawling out over the surrounding areas. Kefalos is roughly 15km from the airport and 40km from Kos Town. In Kefalos you’ll find the folklore museum as well as many restaurants and hotels.
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