Tigaki, Kos’s quaint little beach resort, is the address you’ll need to stay at one of the island’s most praised retreats, Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa.
Tigaki is known for its white sandy beach and the fertile valley that makes this area such a scenic destination. If you plan to spend a vacation on Kos, Tigaki is a great choice, especially because you will have many interesting things to do here, regardless your age.
Tigaki is a young resort, with good dining spots and typical shopping – mainly essentials and no pricey brands, which will be available in shops in Kos Town. It is mainly recommended for families who are looking for a quiet place to spend a holiday with their little ones, or for travelers who don’t have a passion for nightlife and noisy crowds.
The resort tends to be tranquil and laid back, even in summer months when other destinations on the island are lively and boisterous. However, you can still have a blast when you stay here. The following 7 fun things to do in Tigaki, Kos will inspire a memorable holiday.
A day at the beach
Tigaki is famous for its white sand beach, Paralia Tigkaki (Παραλία Τιγκάκι). Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is located right in this part of Tigaki and boasts one of this area’s most beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Besides the beach reserved for our guests, you will also find public areas, usually favored by windsurfers, as well as other fully organized areas with sunbeds, and umbrellas. Favorite beach pastimes include sunbathing, swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, and yoga on the beach. Last, but not least, Paralia Tigkaki is also a great romantic spot, ideal for couples, who usually go horseback riding. At Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa you can dine on the beach watching the beautiful sunset over the sea. We also have beach parties at the Kirki Beach Bar, as well as beach massages in our spa.
Catch-of-the-day fish and seafood
Food is always fun, especially in Tigaki, where there are many tavers and restaurants serving catch-of-the-day fish and seafood. When you are in Tigaki, try the local cuisine. You can also enjoy creative mains at Achilles Restaurant, the main eatery at Astir Odysseus Resort & Spa. Greek cuisine is the dominant inspiration for Achilles’s decadent menus, which change to offer you something new and enticing every time.
Kitesurfing in Tigaki, Kos
Adrenaline junkies will have a blast kitesurfing in Tigaki. The center Kitesurfing Kos is very close to Tigaki and our resort. They offer classes in German, English, Italian, and Slovakian. Beginners and experienced surfers will find Kitesurfing Kos very rewarding. Classes are customized according to the rider’s wishes and needs.
Cycling around Tigaki
Due to its location on a beautiful, fertile, valley, Tigaki is great for family cycling tours. Children will be able to keep up the pace, and even the most inexperienced riders will enjoy this part of the island. Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa is located in close proximity to some of the best cycling routes of Kos. The popular 23km round-trip cycle route from Kos Town to Tingaki and up to the inland village of Zipari and back to start is great for people who want to experience both flat terrain and mountain biking. If mountain biking is not your thing, you can just follow the coastal bike path in both directions between Kos Town and Tigaki Beach.
Horseback riding in Tigaki, Kos
The horseback riding center in Tigaki is called Salt Lake Stables. It is located on the beach between Tigaki and Marmari. They offer horse riding on the beach for beginners and experienced riders. They even organize horseback riding tours around Alikes, as well as custom tours. They are often booked for wedding photography. Horseback riding is one of the favorite pastimes in Tigaki, Kos.
Hike around Alikes
Igroviotopos Alikis, or the Alikes salt lake, is a destination for nature lovers. You will see many tourists hiking around the lake in the season as well as horseback riders. The lake is a wildlife refuge and a natural area of great biological value. Hikers will note the great diversity of flora and fauna and they should also know that the viper, the only poisonous snake in Greece, finds a great habitat in this part of Tigaki. Alikes is famous as a habitat for flamingos, ringed plovers, and other birds, however, the best time to see the flamingos is winter.
Active holidays at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa
Active travelers have fun at Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa too. Here, you can play tennis, boccia, table tennis, and soccer. Because we have no less than five outdoor pools you can swim in safe conditions every day. If you spend your days at our Blue Flag beach you can still stay active as we offer excellent conditions and amenities for all kinds of water sports, including jet skiing and jet ski safari. We even have water bicycles and canoes for rent. And, our climbing wall is a great addition to keep you in great shape every summer.
No matter what you love to do, you will find something fun in Tigaki. Besides, Kos is a small island and you can use Tigaki as a starting point to discover its secrets. The most interesting landmarks and attractions are just a short ride away. Many beautiful places can be reached on foot too.