An ultimate guide to the best beaches in Kos

Chrisa Lepida | Live the World

May 29, 2024

Kos, one of the Dodecanese's most popular islands, with golden sand, clear waters, and hidden archaeological treasures, features some of the best out-of-the-beaten track beaches in the Aegean. So prepare to put your toes in the sand, take in the everlasting Grecian sun and unwind with your family and beloved ones in a heavenly landscape designed to meet your ultimate vacation needs. So keep scrolling, and check this ultimate guide to the best beaches in Kos for families and solo travellers alike. 

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Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach, situated 33 kilometres from the bustling downtown of Kos, is one of the island's most popular beaches due to its excellent white sand and clear waves. The beach is fully organised with great facilities, sunbeds, umbrellas, watersports and restaurants, allowing tourists to unwind on the sunny coast completely. In winter, it is deserted, yet remains one of the few safe beaches to kite in the southern wind - the perfect spot to catch and ride wild waves.

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Marmari Beach

Marmari Beach, 15 kilometres from Kos town, has white sand and azure waves. At its broadest, Marmari's beach is nearly 3 km long and 80 m wide. The homonymous town is a popular tourist destination, and as a result, the beach is crowded every day in summer. However, it is large enough that you can usually find a spot to yourself easily. The beach features loungers, water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, and thrill attractions like banana boats. Showers and toilets are available on the spot, while many tavernas, restaurants, stores, and pubs, make it the place to enjoy your vacation comfortably.

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Mastihari Beach

Mastichari Beach, with its abundance of tourism, watersports facilities and pristine peacefulness, is the perfect choice for travellers looking for an organized paradise or a hidden sanctuary on the beach. Visitors can interact with the crowd, enjoy watersports, or relax in a quieter place. Additionally, Mastichari's organized part, with beach umbrellas and water activities, is perfect for kite surfing and windsurfing. 

Polemi Beach

Also known as Exotic or Magic Beach, unadulterated and serene, the beach of Polemi is a paradise for naturists and loners. It includes an organized area with sun beds and parasols, but in its totality, it is a pristine and undamaged coastline stretching away about 32 kilometres from Kos. Despite a few swimmers, we may say that nudists dominate the beach. Long, sandy, and clean, the beach has little vegetation. If you are seeking calmness, this is definitely a place to unwind. 

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Tigaki Beach

This 10-kilometre sandy stretch line on Kos Island is one of the greatest beaches you will ever visit. The beach attracts tourists and locals with its clean waters and high-quality amenities. Tigaki Beach, located 11 kilometres from Kos, is suitable for families, surfers, and water sports enthusiasts, as it boasts many modern facilities and amenities for a great day at the beach.

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Whether you are looking for an exotic or a more traditional beach vacation, Kos Island in Greece is the place to go in the Dodecanese - a group of islands known for their incredible beauty and diversity. So pack your bags and discover Greek gems far from the hustle and bustle of other cosmopolitan islands. Kos and its best beaches await. 

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