The shoreline of the eastern half of Kos, in both directions from Kos Town, is fringed with good beaches, albeit interspersed with marshlands. The best, around Cape Psalídhi to the east and Lámbi, Tingáki and Marmári to the southwest, have attracted resort development, but with a bike especially (thanks to the coastal bike paths) it’s usually possible to find a stretch of sand to yourself. Inland, the rugged hills cradle some delightful villages, though many are now sadly empty.

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