The small settlement of Asfendiou sits 14 km away from the capital town. Actually it is a group of hamlets clustered on the slopes of Dikeo mountatin. By many Asfendiou considered to be the most green part of the island. You will have a chance to visit the local Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos (St. John the Divine) built on the rocks.
Not far from Asfendiou village another smaller village Zia is located. Traditional whitewashed houses climb up the hill. This place is famous for its souvenirs and taverns. Take a sit in one of it and enjoy the dramatic sunset and panoramic views.
Pili is located 17 km from the capital of the island and west of the village Asfendiou. Traditional houses are perched at the foot of the mountain and are surrounded by green fields. In general, the name bands together several very small villages. In Palio Pili you can see the remnants of the Byzantine castle and a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Marmari sits 15 km from Kos Town and 4 km from Pili village. The main point of attraction of the place is the sandy beach of Marmari, one of the most popular places on the island that offers everything necessary for relaxation and careless time.
At the western end of the island, where a narrow isthmus merges with the land of volcanic origin, is found a place known as Kefalos. In ancient times the settlement served as the capital of the island. The present day village of Kefalos with its whitewashed houses, multicolored doors and shutters is situated on a hill. The village has its own traditional windmill. The ruins of an old castle add charm to the local landscape.
Approximately one kilometer from Kefalos there is Kamari marina taking yachts and small vessels. Here you can see the early Christian basilica of Agios Stefanos dating back to the 5th century.
The quiet fishing village of Mastichari is located about 22 km from Kos town. One of the dominant elements of the countryside is the fragments of the basilica. Mastichari has its own port but, nevertheless, there is always a hideaway for those who want to experience the atmosphere of serenity and peace. Over the past few years Mastichari has developed into a well-organized resort. Construction of the port led to the development and organization of the beach. White sands of Mastichari lie 18 km off the Kos town. The beach is fringed by rare tamarisk bushes and a line of taverns and bars. But those who look for serenity and peace cane find an isolated cove to enjoy the atmosphere of tranquility.
Kardamena village is located 30 km from Kos Town, which today is a well-developed resort area. There are some attractions here. For example, fragments of an ancient temple dedicated to god Apollo. Incidentally, it is believed that this is one of the oldest temples on the island. Visit the basilica and a local antique theater. Hence, too, you can join one of the regularly made excursions to the volcanic island of Nisiros.
Kardamena beach is one of the most popular places of the island. Its white sands, availability of a variety of water sports facilities, numerous bars and discos make this place an excellent option not only for young people but also for everyone who wants to plunge into the fun and exuberance of the local nightlife.
Lambi is located not far from the island’s capital north-west to the local port on a headland. This beach is known for its soft fine sandy stretch and a gentle slope into the sea. Besides the beach is equipped with everything necessary for watersports activities.
Absolutely serene and laid-back beach of Agios Fokas sits 7 km away from Kos Town stretching from Psalidi right round to Thermes. One part of the beach is white sand and pebble, while the other part of it is of dark sand and pebble. Another point of appeal of Agios Fokas is the high temperature of its waters that comes from the island’s hot springs.
Tigaki (Tingaki) is 11 km away from the capital town. Its atmosphere is calm, quiet and relaxing. Tigaki attracts by its white sands and crystal clear waters. It is perfect for those who prefer not much sophisticated vacations full of sun, sand and gentle breeze. Light winds make this place even more attractive to the windsurfers.