Kos Greece Beach Guides and Photos.
Generally about the Beaches on Kos Island. Beaches on the island vary from sandy right through to quite heavy shingle - the beaches around the most popular holiday areas are regularly cleaned of seaweed and then totally re-covered with umbrellas and beach chairs - sometimes 4 or 5 lines of them out from the
seashore. The cost of these varies but when we were on Kos early July we saw two chairs and an umbrella being offered for just a few Euros - and in some cases a couple of bottles of water were being thrown in as well (not thrown at you).
By July the sun is amazingly hot - even the sand can scorch your feet let alone the pebbles - so it is worth having some "jellies" whilst getting your sun tan. As you leave the beach chair
hotspots like Kardamena the further-out beaches are frequently lined with at least a couple of feet of sea weed - and it's worth mentioning that where washed up sea-weed
exists then often as not so do annoying flies. The most enjoyable beaches we thought were those after the hotel complexes on the far side of Psalidi up
as far as Cape Ag. Fokas - these are shingle beaches but the pebbles are nice round types so you can strech out on them quite nicely - and there is a distinct lack of sea-weed - just nice clear
sparkling sea. The sea temperatures seem always to be quite cool in the Dodekanese Islands and stay that way until well into August so it's quite a
shock to go from a 35 to 40 degree beach into perhaps 21 to 22 degrees in the water. Kos does quite often enjoy nice sea breezes especially along the Tigaki -
Mastihari side of the island.
However there is a need to be careful about sunburn since these cool breezes can make you think the temperatures are not as high as they really are especially when on the beach. The Kardamena side
of Kos can feel quite a lot hotter as the wind and sea-breezes are often blocked by the mountains.
Pisso Thermes Sulphur Springs on Kos Island Greece.
This is another target for the holiday tour company escursion coaches - apart from driving yourself you can also get there either by Bus no.5
out of Kos Town or by cycling to it (or of course walking as we did). The top parking area has several buildings selling hot dogs and other junk food around it - once past these head down left on a steep dusty track (there is some parking in two places on the way down by the way) to reach sea level. A little way along there are more places offering you culinary
delights before you reach the sulphur springs - these barely noticeable outlets are located within a small-ish ring of rocks. As mentioned we walked there as
part of a beach walk from Kos Town - really quite glad that we did not spend any money going to Pisso Thermes because quite honestly there is little there of interest and the area has quite a scruffy feel to it and is certainly not particularly scenic.
Out and About around Kos - visiting the South Coast Beaches on Kos including Kamari Beach.
Heading south from the airport towards Kefalos there is a huge bay which in effect is one long beach although various parts have been given individual names. Each of these named beach areas have road access from the main road -
some are tarmac and others dirt roads but in any case the surfaces are fine to drive on. The northern end of the bay and it's beaches are by far the quietest and some of the area was actually closed because the military occupied it until recently.
However as you go further south round the bay it all becomes much more commercialised - especially Paradise (or Bubble) beach which is covered in the dreaded beach chairs and stuff. After this beach you come to the small archaelogical site at Ayios Stefanos - and also the small Church of Agios
Nicolaos, the protector of the seaman, which was built on the remains of an old temple dedicated to Poseidon (The God of the Sea) on the Islet of Kastri. From
here the beach continues for around 5kms to arrive at the fishing harbour at Kamari where it ends. This area is a very busy and popular tourist destination -
lots of shops and tavernas etc - also another beach starts a little way past the harbour - as usual quite well populated with beach chairs. From here the beach continues for around 5kms to arrive at the fishing harbour at Kamari where it ends. This
area is a very busy and popular tourist destination - lots of shops and tavernas etc - also another beach starts a little way past the harbour - as usual quite well populated with beach chairs.
Crisi Beach - Kos
Noname Beach, Kos
Golden Beach, Kos
Paradise Beach on Kos
Camel Beach - Kos Greece
Basilica St Stephen
Kos, Basilica St. Stephen
Kamari Beach - Kos Greece
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