Kos or Cos Greek: Κως, Greek pronunciation: [kos] is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea, off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese by area, after Rhodes and Karpathos; it has a population of 33,388 (2011 census), making it the second most populous of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes.
The island measures 40 by 8 kilometres (25 by 5 miles), and is 4 km (2 miles) from the coast of the ancient region of Caria in Turkey. Administratively, Kos constitutes a municipality within the Kos regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Kos town.
The most famous beaches are Tingaki, Kardamena, Marmari, Mastichari and Kefalos. Tigaki has one of the most beautiful beaches. It was a small fishing village, but tourism grew the most. You will enjoy the sea and sun on an organized beach, while the numerous taverns you find fresh fish.
Marmari is also a great beach, close to Tigaki. In essence it is the extension of the Tigkakiou beach. And it has developed for tourism with many hotel complexes. Swimming will also go in Mastichari beach is 30 km. From town.
And this beach is sandy, with the difference that the waters remain cold throughout the summer. For those of you who are incurably antiquity, you admire the superb mosaics in the ruins of the Christian basilica, located very close to the beach.
If you love water sports, you will go for a swim in the beach Tam – Tam, located near Mastichari. It is ideal for wind surfers.
Kardamena, 26 km. Away from Kos is an ideal beach for those who love the crowds.
It is a huge beach with white, fine sand, calm, crystal clear, shallow waters and snow-white Northern Europeans who asker BROWNING sun.
Then you can stroll in the village square, eat traditional moussaka in various taverns and drunk till you drop at the various bars. Finally, there is the head with the most famous beach in Paradise Beach. Here you will find fine, golden sand combined with good sea.
It would be advisable to book the beach this only if you’re a fan of crowds, as at Paradise Beach voices and games do not stop, and the beach flooded by restaurants and cafes are always full.
If you prefer to swim under the sounds of silence, then choose the beach of Ag. Stefanos, where you will find crystal clear waters, rocky sea bottom and fine sand beach.
Second choice for you who is not moved by toys and voices on the beach is Limnionas, where you will arrive if you turn right just before the Kefalos. There the sea usually has some ripples.