May 8, 2018 Destination
Kos Island’s Top Ten Beaches
There are many other beaches on the island, each charming in its own way. But to inspire you this summer with have compiled a list of the ten of the best.
Kos Island’s Top Ten Beaches for the Best Summer Tan
- Tigaki Beach is the closest to Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa. It boasts warm, shallow waters and fine sand. The main beach at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is a Blue Flag destination with excellent conditions for all kinds of water sports, including jet skiing and jet ski safari. We also offer water bicycles and canoes. Outside the resort, Tigaki Beach stretches over ten kilometers. It is well developed for tourists, especially around hotels and resorts, with good facilities like showers, WC, wheelchair accessibility, lifeguards, and more. For lovers of water sports, there’s enough going, but the beach is mainly popular with windsurfers.
- Helona Beach is another Blue Flag beach famed for its pristine sands and crystal waters. It’s well-organized and perfect for a lazy day in the sun.
- Kardamena Beach is one of the most famous on the island. It has good opportunities for water and beach sports and stretches over three kilometers lined up with umbrellas and sun chairs. When you are here visit the Kardamena village for its scenic location, typical cafes, shopping, the marina, and fun nightclubs. Kardamena is less than 30 minutes drive from Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa.
- Akti Zouroudi is popular because it is both beautiful and entertaining. It hosts many live events, cafes, restaurants, and something for visitors of all ages. On the plus side, it is close to the harbor and Lambi.
- Kamari Beach attracts many visitors and it’s the perfect starting point to visit the iconic Kastri Islet, which is just across the marina of Kefalos. Like most Koan beaches, Kamari Beach is well organized with all necessary facilities for a cozy day in the sun. Try the authentic fish dishes here.
- Marmari is a Blue Flag beach in an impeccable setting. It is well-known among watersports fans.
- Cavo Paradiso used to be one of the island’s best-kept secrets, but it’s becoming increasingly popular with tourists. Still, the setting is outstanding and well worth it of a visit. Bring a beach towel because there are not many sunbeds and umbrellas. Plenty of water and snacks are recommended too.
- Camel Beach is close to Kefalos and is a small beach, well organized and secluded.
- Mastichari is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. It has sunbeds and umbrellas too, plus clear waters perfect for swimming and fine sand.
- Agios Stefanos is a striking beach with pristine, cold waters. It is so beautiful that many people come here just to photograph it mainly because it boasts amazing views of the Kastri Islet. The ruins of ancient Agios Stefanos are the archeological site next to the Agios Stefanos Beach, in fact, two basilicas rebuilt between 469 and 554 AC and between the two big earthquakes that took place on the island. Besides the Basilicas of Agios Stefanos, on the north sides of Mount Zini, you will find the old Christian Basilica of Kamari.