The beaches in Kos are some of the most beautiful in the Dodecanese islands. The majority of Kos beaches are sandy with crystal blue waters. Many Kos beaches are organized and offer plenty of tourist facilities, like Kardamena, Agios Stefanos, Kefalos and Lambi, while others are secluded and frequented by naturists. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Kos island.
Guide to 21 beaches
Discover our guide to 21 beautiful Kos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Kos. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Description: Mastihari is an exotic beach with soft, white sand and emerald water. Many windsurfing centres are located along this beach.
Description: Thermes is a small cove with black pebbles and hot water. The beach is surrounded by huge rocks.
Description: Kefalos beach is long and sandy cove on the southern side of the island. At the entrance of the cove, there is the picturesque Kastri islet.
Description: A large and organized beach on the southern side of the island, Agios Stefanos is a nice family resort in Kos.
Description: Paradise is a large cove with clean water, surrounded by lush greenery. The beach is fully organized and gets particularly popular in summer.
Description: The beach of Kardamena always gets very popular in summer, as this is the busiest tourist resort in Kos. The crystal water and the organized facilities attract many visitors.
Description: Lambi is a popular beach in close distance from Kos Town, organized with sun beds, umbrellas and many tourist facilities.
Description: Marmari is a popular beach on the northern side of the island. It is located between Tigaki and Mastihari.
Description: Tigaki is a long, sandy beach close to Kos Town. The water is crystal and shallow.
Description: This is a picturesque cove in close distance to Kos Town. Some lovely beach bars are located along the coast.
Description: Camel beach is a actually a small, rocky cove. As it is organized and has clean water, it attracts some visitors.
Description: Over the last years, Agios Fokas is developing as a tourist resort. In close distance from Kos Town and with a lovely beach, Agios Fokas is surrounded by many tourist facilities.
Description: This is a small beach that is surrounded by huge, green cliffsides. Some parts are organized, while others are remote.
Description: Lagades is a long and sandy beach in the gulf of Kefalos. It is not organized and has some tamarisk bushes along the coast.
Description: This is part of the large Lambi beach, north of Kos Town, just in front of a windmill. This part is organized with beach bars and many watersports centres.
Description: Although it is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, Limnionas is a calm place to relax. Above the beach, there is a lovely tavern.
Description: This is a popular windsurfing spot on the island. The winds that blow on the northern side of Kos make these beaches ideal for windsuring and other watersports.
Description: Polemi (or Magic) is a long beach with fine sand and clean water. Water is calmer here than the windy beaches on the northern side of Kos.
Description: This is a small part of Psalidi beach. It has small pebbles on the coast and the water is clean.
Description: Located in the gulf of Kefalos, this large beach is organized and gives many chances for watersport activities.
Description: This is a suitable alternative if you want to stay close to Kos Town and the port. There are many hotels and restaurants around this beach.