Beaches near Kos Town
The nearest beach to Kos Town, crowded Lambi Beach begins just 2km northwest and has its own strip of hotels and restaurants. Further west along the coast, a long stretch of pale sand is fringed by two more resorts – Tingaki, 10km from Kos Town, and the slightly less crowded Marmari Beach beyond. You can ride your bike to all of these. Windsurfing is popular at all three beaches, while the island of Pserimos is only a few kilometres offshore and served by excursion boats from Marmari in summer.
Heading south from Kos Town along Vasileos Georgiou, on the other hand, brings you to the three busy beaches of Psalidi (3km from Kos Town), Agios Fokas (8km), and Therma Loutra (12km). At Therma Loutra, hot mineral springs warm the sea but thousands flock here (hint: it gets packed here so go around 6am and have the place to yourself).