Kos, city beaches

Beach name: Kos town beaches
Location: Kos island
Our rating: 3/5 for the north, 0/5 for the southern beachesabout
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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Part of the nortern sandy beaches of Kos city
Kos island
  • Beach berm:
    Sand,
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 2/5 for the North and 0/5 for the southern beaches of the city. about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Bar at the beach
    Cantina at the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.) in places
    Hotel on the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Some room for Parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Not very good for snorkeling
  • Notes:
    This page refers to all the beaches in the town of Kos. Many hotels in the city of Kos advertise that they are a few blocks from the beach. This might be true, but what's usually not clear is what kind of beach is located close to the hotels.

    To simplify the issue, I would divide the beaches betweeen "north of town", and south (right next to the coastal road of Kos town.

    The southern beaches, should not really be called "beaches". They are narrow strips of sand mixed with large pebbles, desperately clinging to the category "beach" by hotel owners who line many of them with sand bags to prevent the sea from re-claming them (see first photo on the box on the right side of this page).

    The beaches to the north are worthy of swimmig at, even though you would be missing something if you only experience this beaches and don't venture to the other fine ones to the southeast of the island (Paradise, Camel, Exotic, Magic, Kardamena etc.).

    So, if you booked a hotel in the city, make sure you rent a car to venture to the best beaches of the island.
RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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