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Top Attractions in Kós

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  • Tone
    Bath, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great sandy beach. Many beaches are stoney.

    It's a long strip starting at the time and continuing for several ks.

    It's very busy and touristy in town and it gets roomier as you move away.
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • JonScaife
    Sheffield, UK246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Agios Stefanos beach twice in Oct 2023 despite staying near Kos town we liked it enough that we visited a second time. This was my favourite beach on Kos. The ruins are worth seeing and the beach itself is clean and easy to access. There are plenty of sunbeds on the beach but there is also plenty of clear sand if you don't want to pay for a sunbed. Kastri Islet is interesting and easy to swim to although I couldn't see a way to reach the top of the highest part of the rocky outcrop (and I suspect there were birds up there that are best left undisturbed). On our second visit we did some snorkelling and found there was a reasonable amount to see. The water was calm and clear and a good temperature.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Gloria B
    Plymouth, UK49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    THIS PLACE IS AMAZING WE TOOK A GUIDED TOUR WE BOOKED THROUGH TUI/THE GUIDE WAS AMAZING/BUT WE DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO TRULLY APPRECIATE THE RUINS AND HISTORY WE ONLY HAD 30 MINS MAX AT THIS SITE IT TOOK 15 MINS TO WALK AROUND AMAZING PLACE BUT THE GUIDED TOUR A NO GO EXSPERIENCE TO RUSHED BUMS RUSH BACK ON COACH NOT GOOD THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE MOUNTE WITH HISTORY STAY A DAY THEIR ENJOY THE HISTORY AND THE RUINS/WALKING BACK LEFT HAND SIDE COULD BE BETTER FOR ELDERLEY.BUT WHAT A MAGICAL PLACE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THEIR LONGER TAKE A TAXI AND GO THEIR BY YOURSELVES GUIDED TOUR 2 MUCH OF A RUSH NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED TAKE DRINKS HAVE ASIT DOWN AT SITE YOU WILL NEED IT JUST GO AND ENJOY YOUR EXSPERIENCE TRULY AMAZING HISTORY FROM BEFORE BC JUST LOVELY WISH WE STAYED THEIR LONGER.
    Written 31 May 2024
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  • Emma Williams
    Wales, UK441 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We hired a car and travelled the width and length of Kos and this was a must to tick off our list. We didn’t want to take the hire car all the way down as we’re worried about any damage but realised after walking to the bottom, it would have been ok to drive down, and half way walking up we wish we had taken the car down.

    It’s not too busy, there a a few stalls selling some refreshments and a man selling handmade jewellery, there is also a lady providing massage. Goats walks freely and are very friendly. Take a bottle of cold water for them to drink.

    The sulphur pool is so hot and does smell ( like rotten eggs) was not too strong though. My sandals and bikini were left with white chalk like marks but this washes out easily.

    Walking back up is a killer and we are quite fit, it was so hot and the hill is steep, I felt sick half way up. The weather is so hot, Any cold drinks are warm within half hour.

    There is a cafe when you reach the top, not really reasonably priced but I’d have paid double what we did when we reached there, really needed the cold refreshment, €3.50 for a cheap cola.

    It’s worth a visit, my skin felt so beautifully smooth after it.
    Do not get it in your hair so make sure if it’s long you take something to put it up.
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • FH1973
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the goats milk fresh icecream on the corner of the square. Wonderful location with eash access to the whole of Kos town. My daughter didn’t want to leave as she could run everywhere. Beautiful square in Kos
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • floydc_13
    Birmingham, UK431 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loverly village, plenty of shopping ideas, eating places at reasonable prices, local bars on beach front, all shops seemed to sell the same sort of thing, so make sure you walk the whole street, beach looked clean and the sea was clear, this was at the start of the town,
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • John R
    El Calafate, Argentina53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent sandy naturist/nudist/FKK beach. Soft sand. Easy access to sea but recommend wearing foot ware as underwear rock can be slippy.

    Water very clean. Sun Ed’s and shade available.

    Unfortunately spoilt by not having facilities on hand and only one Tsverna some 600m up the hill towards the main road. Take your own drink and food or drive up the hill to Magic Cafe.
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • julita
    Poznan, Poland23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place, peacock are everywhere, there was a lot of little ones with peacock-mothers.
    It’s great place to visit during the hottest hours during a day to enjoy shadow in the forest
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Natalie
    Sheffield, UK84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mother and Daughter visit, booked through Jet 2 Holidays, the Beach is about 40 minutes away from Kos Town, with stunning views and plenty to do for adults and children.

    Paradise Beach is a massive stretch which has loads of sun loungers and three or four stations across the beach which have the opportunity for you to use the Jet Ski's, Banana Boats, Fly Fish and many other activities (prices apply).

    The beach consists of white soft sand and you can also go snorkelling and swimming whilst enjoying stunning views in the background.

    Whilst there, I went on the Jet Ski, it was 45 Euros for 20 minutes which was £39 in GBP. There's space for you to travel on the Jet Ski's with instructors that fully prep you before you enjoy your mini adventure riding the waves.

    The sun loungers are priced at two for 13 Euros, where we pitched there was a bar and toilet, I did think the bar was a bit expensive for the amount of drinks you got. I got a Sex on the Beach Cocktail which was 9 Euros which came in a small slush cup and the alcohol content wasn't very strong either.

    Whilst on the Jet Ski's, you have to stay a minimum of 200 meters away from other vehicles on the water, I found that one of the other instructors who was pulling a dinghy came too close to me but stopped the boat and was waving his arms complaining about the distance, (even though there was a massive amount of space for him to go, but yet decided to drive the boat near the buoys where our station was situated), so maybe the area where the different activity stations are situated need to be reviewed.

    Apart from that, the day was great and we relaxed the whole time we were there. I would highly recommend for families or individuals.

    Written 14 October 2023
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  • Tony P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a hidden gem - perfect place to watch the sunset and if you want to have a drink on the beach they will serve you a bottle of bubbly to take down to the beach with glasses 🥂
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Karen
    Somersham, UK14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NB wear suitable shoes for some very steep pathways and slippery stone. Take water because there are no shops. Absolutely beautiful place. Phenomenal that it was built and staffed all the way up there! Part destroyed in earthquake, rebuilt by Knights of St John. Now a herd of goats with bells clamber up and down. A lovely afternoon spent there, and there is a cafe right at the top 😃
    Breathtaking views
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • Richard W
    Epping, UK64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is small but serves a purpose. It has just 8 slides, a wave poop & lazy river that are all worth experiencing as well as a normal swimming pool and small children’s water play park. Very clean, plenty of loungers. We didn’t stay long enough for lunch but there looked to be a queue with a daft system of table service only rather than fast food. We arrived at 0950 (opens at 10am) with a small queue outside. Top tip, get all of the rubber ring slides over with first as the queues build for these later, however we never had to queue for the non ring slides. We stayed until 2pm which was plenty of time to do everything we wanted. We also hired a car for the day (€75) and used it to explore in the afternoon / evening, this saved us having to do the early coach pick up and extra long journey time stopping at all the hotels re pick up. Also we weren’t tied to a dictated departure time. Lockers were €5 but you received €2 back on departure so not expensive. Don’t visit if you’re expecting one of the stereotypical large all singing all dancing large water parks, but this was worth a morning out.
    Written 15 August 2023
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