Lambi is a small village on the north east tip of Kos
island, just north and within walking distance of the capital Kos Town
and about 25 km from the airport, this means transfer times would be at least half an hour, maybe a bit more depending on where you’re staying and if you’re the first or last drop off.
Lambi is kind of a spill over from Kos town offering the best of being both close to the hustle and bustle that you get in the main town and also out of the way enough to be more quiet and relaxing.
The town centres around Lambi Beach and the sea front in general with lots of pubs, tavernas and restaurants to keep you entertained and well fed. There’s also plenty of shops, supermarkets, travel agents to book excursions and vehicle rental outlets too. There’s a couple of ATMs in Lambi and more in Kos Town so you can easily get cash out if needed. Just be aware of the fees that may be incurred.
As you’d expect, the northern end is the quietest region and it gets busier as you head south and get closer to Kos town. The hotels in northern Lambi are the ones with the bigger swimming pools and these become less frequent as you get closer to the capital.
Lambi is perfect for night life as there’s quieter options in the north of the town and more lively, late night options as you head south into Kos Town. Quieter options include a simple meal at a restaurant, maybe some live music and cocktails.
If you’re looking for something more up tempo then head for the beach as it merges into Kos Town and you’ll find beach parties going on which often last well into the night, these are great for getting out in the hot summer night whilst enjoying a few drinks and music. There’s a club called Mattatoio too so if you want something to keep you going until sunrise then head there.
As Lambi is so close to Kos town it’s easy to walk in and take in it’s wealth of historical sites like Neratzia castle
with the Hippocrates tree
in a courtyard just outside, the Ancient Agora
, Casa Romana
and the Roman Odeon
Although not on the doorstep, you’re not too far from the Asclepeion
and even the hot springs at Thermes beach
are just half an hours drive away.
We asked people that visit Lambi regularly what their favourite restaurants were and these are the recommendations we got.
In number one spot was Istros restaurant, found on the main road half way between the northern tip of Lambi and Kos town they serve delicious, modern, well presented food in a relaxing and beautifully decorated environment. They have live music events a couple of nights per week so this is on that’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the area.
The second highly recommended restaurant was Taverna Mike, it’s on the same main road as Istros but further north. At Mikes they server fresh Greek food, particularly sea food with people telling us they have the friendliest staff and generous portions.
at number 3 was Old River, it’s found on the road by the beach at the southern end as it merges into Kos Town. It gets great reviews as the owner and staff are very friendly and the food is fantastic. The beach side location means you can easily pop in for lunch if you’re spending the day on the beach or head down for your evening meal, you wont be dissapointed.
Honourable mentions go to Angelinas House and Smugglers Diamonds as both were popular amongst our survey participants. Both are on the main road so check them out whilst in Lambi.