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Holidays in Psalidi

Perfect for those who want all the party-centric possibilities offered by neighbouring Kos Town, holidays to Psalidi, Kos offer all that but with somewhere quiet to retire to at the end of the day. Compared to the rest of Kos, this lovely resort is a much more sedate resort, offering a sweeping sand and shingle beach that seems to melt into shallow waters. While it’s ideal for families with younger children, there’s plenty for those with teens to see and do, including an exciting array of watersports. 
By night, this resort maintains its laid-back ambience, replacing Kos’ lively bars and clubs with quiet restaurants and local tavernas. Popular with both couples and families, holidays to Psalidi, Kos island are a chance to soak up some sunshine, surrounded by peace and tranquillity. 

14°C - 29°C °C

Given its position in the Aegean Sea, Psalidi enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winters. For the best weather, book your Psalidi holidays between June and September, when the mercury hovers between the mid and high 20s °C.

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Flights land at Kos Island International Airport (KGS), which is just under 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of the resort.

Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Psalidi to experience fragrant pine forests, underwater reefs, and reinvigorating volcanic springs.

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While Psalidi might have all the ingredients for a quiet beach-based holiday, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area. The capital, Kos Town, is just 10 minutes away, giving you access to superb shopping, vibrant nightlife, and ferries to other Dodecanese islands. However, if you’d rather enjoy quiet bars and relaxed restaurants by night and sun-splashed beaches by day, Psalidi is the place to be. Have a bash at some watersports or take the children along the coast to the Lido Water Park. Couples can take advantage of the island’s position in the Aegean and enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world.

The beach is a golden swathe of sand, shingle, and clear water. Try one of the many watersports on offer such as wind-surfing, or catch a bus down to Kefalos to explore Thekos’ old town and relax on the stunning beach there. Head to Therma Beach, where there are hot spring baths in the rock pools.

Stretch your legs with a walk around scenic Lake Psalidi. This unspoilt area is home to a variety of rare birds and colourful flamingos, which live among the lake’s lush greenery. The Plaka pine forest is just a 20-minute drive away and is the perfect place for a family picnic. Keep an eye out for the preening peacocks that live in the area.

There’s plenty for adventurous types on a holiday to Psalidi, Kos. Mount Diekos offers superb photo opportunities, and the view alone is well worth the hike to the top. Scuba diving is very popular, thanks to the abundance of marine life. If you’re a novice dive then sign up for a taster session at a dive school. Explore ancient ruins, book onto a jeep safari, or take a day trip from Kos Town across the sea to nearby Bodrum in Turkey. With ruins, vibrant towns, relaxing beaches, and lots of water sports, this resort is the ideal base for a memorable holiday to Kos.

 

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Psalidi is best for...

Couples: Famous for its stunning sunsets, with plenty of beachside bars and restaurants, there’s ample opportunity to watch the sun go down, with a cocktail in hand or while enjoying some of the delicious local cuisine.

The Great Outdoors: If you want more from your holiday than a tan, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities. Psalidi beach is excellent for watersports, with the chance to try your hand at windsurfing, kite-surfing and waterskiing. For something drier, hire a bike and cycle to the top of Mount Diekos for astonishing views over Kos Town, Turkey and the Aegean Sea.

Relaxing: Looking for a slice of serenity? You’ll find this resort has it in abundance. The main beach is rarely crowded and is ideal for sunbathing or curling up with a good book. For a spot of natural pampering, head to the hot springs at Therma. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through ancient ruins, see centuries-old mosaics, or take centre stage at an Ancient Greek amphitheatre.

 


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in here is Greek, although English is spoken in the main tourist hotspots. Pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app to try out a few Greek basics, like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Currency: You’ll need to change your pounds and pence into Euros before zipping off on your Psalidi holidays.

Local time: two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kos International Airport, which is roughly 27km from the resort.

Flight time from the UK: Approximately four hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/dodecanese/kos

 


Weather and climate

Temperature: 25°C to 30°C during the summer months.

Best time to visit: The hottest months are between July and August, when the temperature climbs into the low 30s. For more comfortable, sightseeing conditions, book holidays to Psalidi, Kos in the shoulder seasons, when the mercury is in the mid-20s. The wettest months are between November and March, although this only takes the form of a few very brief thunderstorms.

 


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Getting around

By bus: Buses connect the towns and airport, so it’s fast and easy to catch a bus to Kos Town for a chance to explore markets, the port, and the ancient ruins. 

By bicycle: Bicycle is one of the most popular methods of transport and offers excellent sightseeing opportunities. Use pedal-power to cycle the routes between Kos Town, Psalidi and Mastichari or up your game and follow the paths to the top of Mount Diekos. 

By taxi: Getting a taxi is a simple way to get back to your hotel after a night out in Kos Town. Fares are often fixed prices, but always check before you start your journey.


Events

Hippocrates Festival: Honouring the Father of Modern Medicine, the Hippocrates takes place in Kos Town in August. You’ll find stage plays, classical music concerts, film screenings, and plenty of activities for children.

Wine Festival: August is also the month for wine lovers to book their holidays to Psalidi, Kos island. Just half an hour from the resort, you’ll get the chance to sample some of the best wines in Greece, enjoy street food, and join in with the celebrations, dancing and live music.

Honey Festival: The Antimachia Honey Festival is the first festival to follow the Feast of the Assumption celebrations. In addition to live music and traditional dances, you’ll get to try lots of delicious local honey in the form of sweets, desserts, doughnuts and even drinks.


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