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Tigaki beach guide Kos

Kos Tigaki

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Tigaki or Tingaki beach is very long and sandy, pleasant for a morning walk or in the evening to watch to sun set over Kalymnos on the horizon. The white sand beach of Tigaki lies about 11 kilometres from Kos Town along the north coast and can be quite narrow in places but there are plenty of sun beds and the sea is shallow enough for children to wander out quite a distance.

Underwater currents at Tigaki beach can be a problem though and, being north facing, it can sometimes get choppy in the strong winds. Bow waves from passing ferries can also wash away your belongings if you plant yourself too near the shore.

Tigaki beach also has a problem with large clumps of seaweed and you may have to find a 'clean' spot between the underwater banks of foliage, though it's not unpleasant to walk through — it being the brown feathery stuff. There are some water sports too.

Doughnut sellers parade the most popular sections of the Tigaki beach. The further east of Tingaki beach you go, towards the salt pans, the more likely you are to come across naturists nestling in the dunes.

There are plenty of tavernas near the beach and in Tigaki resort proper. Night-life is contained in the resort and can be loud and lively with clubs and discos banging away until dawn.

There are many small Tigaki hotels and apartments offering rooms. There is an hourly bus service between Tingaki and Kos Town and it is easily reachable by bicycle along the flat north coast road.

kos bicycles

As cycling on Kos has grown in popularity any number of bike rental outfits have sprung up to cater for the demand and its not unusual to see whole families out on a holiday jaunt to the beach .Cycling is a great way to discover the island of kos.

Ag Ioannis Thymanos

With it's pleasant climate and sandy beaches Kos is always a popular choice with British holidaymakers. Most resorts are right next to the beach and feature exquisite Mediterranean scenery.

kos town excavations

Kos Town was once considered one of the most beautiful coastal centres of the ancient world and fortunately, the ruins of many ancient buildings are open to the public today.

Avlakia beach Pserimos

Pserimos is a tiny islet found between the larger islands of Kos and Kalymnos and popular with day trippers . It is just a few kilometres from Kos and close to the coast of Turkey.

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