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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.

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.

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.

Markos

Markos beach is sandy and quite large with just a couple of rows of sun loungers, a snack hut and a taverna set back from the beach. There's no water sports but kids can play in the sand or shallows so it's great for families.

Kardamena

Kardamena beach is at the southern end of Kardamena town on the south coast of Kos. It’s a large sandy beach, like Kardamena town it gets very popular, mainly with the younger crowd that are looking to party in the evening and recover on the beach in the day.

Kefalos

Kefalos beach is a long and narrow beach on the south east of Kos. Kefalos beach runs from Kamari beach in the south to Agios Stefanos beach in the north. The beach is mainly sandy with some shingle. It’s popular but due to it’s length it doesn’t feel crowded.

Kos Town

The main beach of Kos town is actually a continuation of Lambi beach as it heads south into the capital and approaches the harbour. There are tons of sunbeds available to hire, multiple tavernas for refreshments, water sports and even beach parties in the evenings.

Lagada

Lagada is one of the south coast beaches and neighbours both Paradise beach and Markos beach. It’s often referred to as banana beach but it’s signposted as Lagada. There’s minimal facilities on the beach itself but you can walk to other beaches if needed.

Lambi

Lambi beach lies just north of Kos Town. It's a popular beach with water sports and many other facilities.The beach is sand in the north but gets more and more pebbly as you go south and get closer to Kos Town, in places it can be rocky around the entrance.
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