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Holidays in Psalidi

Laid-back Psalidi is only a few kilometres from Kos Town but has a totally different atmosphere to the busy centre of the island. Psalidi holidays are perfect if you want to be close to the energy of Kos town, but like the idea of retreating back to somewhere a bit quieter at the end of each day. Ideal for windsurfing, sunbathing, dining out and exploring the island from, this is a destination for families, couples, and those in need of relaxation. It’s chilled out, relaxed and the perfect destination if you simply want some down-time with your partner, the kids, or a group of mates.

29 °C

Visit in early summer for plenty of sunshine and warm water.

4 hours

You’ll land at Kos Island International Airport (KGS).

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

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Weather In Psalidi
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Resorts In Pasalidi
Kefalos Kardamena

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Psalidi is a peaceful resort ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxed holiday with lots to do. This quiet town is close to the busy capital of Kos Town for shopping, nightlife, and ferries, but is relaxed and small without the loud music of resorts like Kardamena. A golden sand and pebble beach is ideal for lazy days in the sun. You can hire an umbrella and sun lounger to kick back with a book. Try a water sport right from the beach, or take the children along the coast to the Lido Water Park. With tavernas or beach cafés to choose from, every day you can try a new Greek dish and delicious cocktails while watching the sunset. 

The beach is relaxed and beautiful with golden sand and clear water. You could easily spend all day here, try one of the many water sports on offer such as windsurfing. This destination is also close to Kos Town, with its own beaches and cafés along the sand. 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 rare birds and flamingos that live among the lake’s lush greenery. Mount Diekos overlooks Kos Town, and climbing to the summit complete your Psalidi holiday if you’re the adventurous kind. The Plaka pine forest is just a 20-minute drive, and is the perfect place for a family picnic. Keep an eye out for the majestic peacocks that live in the area.

There’s plenty of adventure for everyone when on a Psalidi holiday. Mount Diekos has unforgettable sights, and is well worth the hike to the top. Hiring bicycles and cycling the many bike paths is another great way to get close to nature, while you see the island from a new perspective. Scuba diving is very popular thanks to the abundance of marine life, so sign up to a dive school for a taster session if you’re a beginner. 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, Psalidi is the ideal base for a memorable holiday to Kos. 

Psalidi is best for...

Couples: Its west facing beaches get outstanding sunsets every night, so dig your toes into the sand and sip your cocktail as you share one of nature’s most beautiful moments. Grab a table at a beachfront restaurant and try some traditional Greek cuisine with a stunning view.

Active types: Try kite surfing and windsurf at Psalidi beach, or hire a bike to explore Kos’ scenic coastline. Climb to the top of Mount Diekos for incredible views over Kos Town, Turkey and the Aegean Sea.

Chilled-out travellers: Unwind with a good book on Psalidi’s beach and soak in the reinvigorating hot springs at Therma. Wander through ancient ruins, look at mosaics that have been buried for centuries, and stand in the centre of the Ancient Greek amphitheatre. Psalidi holidays are idea for anyone wanting to explore the whole of Kos.

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 langauge app to try out a few Greek basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Currency: The currency used here is Euro (€).

Local time: It’s two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kos International Airport (PMI) is around 19km south-west of Psalidi.

Flight time from UK: The flight time is approximately 4 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Greece tourist information can be found at

Weather and climate

Temperature: 25 to 30 (°C) in the summer.

Best time to visit: In August, you’ll experience lovely warm weather and average sea temperatures of 26 (°C). You can expect long, dry summers and mild winters on your holiday to Psalidi. The hottest time of year is between July to August, with an average of 14 hours of sunshine a day. Take lots of suncream, enjoy refreshing swims and cool fruit juices to stay hydrated. 

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: With many miles of bike paths, Kos is a great place to explore by hire bike. The path between Kos Town, Psalidi and Mastichari is easy and flowing. 

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.


Celebrate local culture: Cycle or take the bus to Kos town in July to join in with the annual Hippocrates Festival. this festival is a perfect way to see Ancient Greek culture, stage plays and local traditions.

Eat, drink, and be merry: Kos’ annual wine festival takes place in Mastichari, a 30-minute drive from here. Learn all about the many wines produced in Greece, while you watch the celebrations, dancing and music.

Honey Festival: Every year is the Antimachia Honey Festival, where you’ll get to try lots of this delicious local honey. Taste the flavours of Greek desserts with honey dipped doughnuts and semolina. 

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