Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
The beautiful beach of Lambi is one of the closest beaches of Kos town (about 4 Km away), located to the northwest side of the town. Its modern-day name is New Halicarnassus and the area has experienced a lot of development with many hotels available if you wish to stay there. Lambi is ideal for those looking for a quiet beach to spend their day. Its morphology is flat therefore making it ideal also for cyclists or skaters since the path along the coast reaches Tigaki Village.
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Best Direction: NW
Main Direction: NW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore
Blowing at: Midday, Afternoon
Best time for this spot is in summer. June to August daily wind 4-6 Bft. Wind starts at 13:00 - 14:00 o'clock. Less gusty than Tigaki. Meltemi winds. If there is not enough for windsurfing, go to Psalidi. There is always a bit more wind. Around the corner N and S are side shore.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Attention: Reefs, Stones
Lambi is accredited with the Blue Flag of E.U. It is well-known for its clean and shallow water, ideal for families. Only for advanced Kiters. Choppy water. Watch out for reefs and stones. Feet protection is recommended.
Bathers Period: June, July, August
Kid Friendly: Yes
The long sandy coast stretches for 1 km until the island's port. The beach depends where, is narrow or wide. The best place is next to the Hotel at the end of the long Lambi road. There are no reefs (next to the hotel). More in direction town is one. It is ideal place for families.
Access to Lambi:
Lambi beach strides out of Kos Town, north of the harbor to the northern tip of the island and around the headland. The distance from Kos city and the port is 4 km. The beach is easily accessible by taxi, car, public buses, bicycle or within a short walking distance. Access to the beach is very easy.
Lambi is 26 km from the airport, from where you can rent a car/scooter or take a bus/taxi.
Access to Kos: Kos is the island of Hippocrates (father of medicine), the third largest in the Dodecanese after Rhodes and Karpathos, lying close to the Asia Minor coast, between Nisyros and Kalymnos Island. As this is a popular island, it is fairly easy to travel to Kos.
Arrival by Airplane: The Hippocrates International Airport of Kos (KGS) is located at south-western part of the island, in a distance of 27 km from the capital, quite close to Antimachia. It is connected with Rhodes, Heraklion, Kalymnos and Limnos Islands. During the summer season the airport gets very busy. There are 2-3 daily flights from Athens to Kos. Flight duration is approximately 50 minutes. During the same period there are many direct charter and international flights from other countries, mostly European countries. If you make a reservation enough time earlier, you can find a cheap ticket.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The central port of Kos is located in the capital of the island. From Piraeus Port there is daily connection with Dodecanese Islands by ferry boats. The trip lasts from 12 up to 16 hours, depending on your destination. The boat of line connects the islands Patmos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Rhodes daily. During summer there is daily coastal connection with Bontroum, in Turkey. Also, there is less frequent connection with Karpathos, Symi, Kastelorizo, Cyclades Islands, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupoli, Crete, Chalki, Chios and Mytilene. During the high tourist period, are organized daily excursions with dolphins or small boats for the nearby islands: Fourni, Ikaria, Lipsi, Leros, Agathonisi, Tilos and Astypalea. The itineraries can change, depending on the tourist movement, and for this you should you be informed in the port.
Local transportations: The island of Kos has an adequate road network for the movement of the visitors.
Car Rentals: Renting a car is suitable for long distanced and isolated areas. Having a car gives you the opportunity to visit places you could not see by bus. For the visitor who wants to rent a car or motorcycle there are many car rental offices.
Bicycle Rentals: Due to the terrain but also because of the existence of the many bicycle paths in the city, an extremely popular mean of transportation in the city of Kos is the bike. On the island there are many companies that rent bicycles.
Bus: In Kos the bus service is very well organized. You can reach a lot of regions of the island, with cheap tickets. In the capital of the island you can use the municipal bus, but you can reach the most distant regions using the KTEL. The itineraries are enough frequent and the central station of buses is found in the centre, at Cleopatra Street. Some of the villages that you can visit are Mastichari, Agios Stefanos, Tigaki, Kefalos, Pyli, Asklipieion and Saint Fokas.
Taxi: The taxi is another alternative transportation way, faster and more expensive. In Kos you can find easily a taxi, in the centre or in other regions, either at the taxi-stations, or by phone with the service of radio-taxi. The charge for the most popular destinations is predetermined, and for the others there is a taxi-meter.