Psalidi travel guide

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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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.

Holiday destinations related to Psalidi:

  • Kefalos
  • Kardamena
  • 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.