For a quiet 2020 beach holiday within easy reach of a bustling Greek town, Marmari is an exceptional choice. Tucked away on the north coast of the island of Kos, Marmari is a small, authentically Greek holiday village, just metres from one of the island’s most outstanding beaches. Only 15km from the island’s main town of Kos, this secluded location is an ideal base for exploring the heritage and culture of Kos. Birthplace of the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, the island has a strong cultural identity just waiting to be explored.
Relax on the beach or take a walk further along the coast to the sand dunes. Shop for souvenirs in Kos Town, take a boat trip along the coast or ride the waves just offshore. Have a go at some Greek dancing or head into Kos Town to take in the local landmarks and lively nightlife. Wherever the mood takes you, a holiday to Marmari is sure to delight.
Your guide to Marmari holidays
The top attraction on a holiday to Marmari has to be one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. A 2km stretch of white sand, the beach curves along the north coast, and there’s always room to spare. Hire a sun lounger, play volleyball, enjoy a horse ride along the beach or take advantage of the swift breeze and try your hand at some windsurfing. There are also boat trips around the island’s coast, and along the waterfront you’ll find pubs, cafés and tavernas where you can sample local food and unwind with a cocktail.
Part of Marmari’s drawing power is its location. Just 15km away is Kos Town, the hub of the island’s cultural heritage and home to the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, Roman mosaics, the archaeological museum and the folklore museum. The village of Mastichari is also not far away and is well worth a visit for the Lido Waterpark, which boasts an astounding array of water slides and rapids, as well as a hydrotherapy spa and fish spa.
Marmari is home to one of the most beautiful beaches on Kos. White sands stretch along the coast for 2km, merging with the natural beauty of the sand dunes and shady trees. The main section of the beach caters well to tourists and sunbathers, with sun loungers and picnic tables available with or without umbrellas, and the sands are well looked after, cleaned and raked daily. A few hundred metres further along the coast, more secluded spots await, surrounded by the natural beauty of the island. There are a few cafés, restaurants and taverns along the waterfront for beachside refreshment, and volleyball and football courts for active beachgoers on a Marmari holiday.
The flat land of the beach means that the breeze picks up enough for water sports - windsurfing is especially popular on this stretch. Alternatively, take a boat trip along the coast and see the island’s splendour from the water. The village of Mastichari lies not far away, also with its own soft golden sandy beach, lapped by the crystal waves of the Aegean Sea.