When you learn that Kos has a population of fewer than 34,000 people and an area of only 111 square miles, you might think that it's a humble, nondescript kind of place. But, in truth, Kos is a jewel of the South Aegean, with stunningly beautiful resorts and landscapes. And one of its most impressive features is the romantic, seaside village of Psalidi.
Psalidi not only offers a lovely coastline, but affords clear views of the equally-lovely Turkish coast. Located a few kilometres east from Kos Town, the beach of Psalidi is long and spacious. It is sandy in some places and shingly in others, and its surfing conditions are top-notch. The waters are shallow for quite a distance but oddly enough the shoreline never seems to feel crowded. Ideal for sunbathing and relaxing is a grass-covered area called Blue Beach. Especially worth noting is the village of Agios Fokas, which is nearby and provides unsurpassed vantage points for beautiful sunsets and a wonderful view of the Aegean sea. Psalidi is also the home of a wetland with a large number of birds, such as beautiful flamingos that arrive there around September.
Near the beach, you can satisfy a craving for seafood or traditional Greek fare in one of the many restaurants and taverns. Spread throughout the area are budget lodges and world-class hotels alike. You can choose a room to let, a bed-and-breakfast service or a five-star, luxury resort. It is up to you!
Psalidi is easily accessible by car, bus, taxi or bicycle. For the child inside you, you could try rollerblading!