Agios Fokas

On my day trip to Kos from Bodrum, one of my priorities was to visit one of the island’s pristine beaches. I was able to make a couple hours for a beach near Kos Town, Agios Fokas.

To get there, I took the #5 bus from the bus terminal near the Castle of Neratzia. Buses leave about every half hour and there’s a stop just outside one of the resorts. The ride takes about 20 minutes and costs €1.50 one way if bought at the ticket booth and €2 on the bus (as of October 2012). The walk to the beach from the bus stop takes just a few minutes.

Agios Fokas Beach in Kos, Greece

Agios Fokas Beach

I had this small rocky beach on the southeast tip of the island almost completely to myself. It was spotless and the water was crystal clear. I couldn’t have had a more relaxing time on a beach. There was no sound other than the soft waves of the Aegean hitting the beach and the occasional bus passing by. As I laid on the rocks and enjoyed the solitude, I glanced across to the Datça Peninsula in Turkey and wondered what was happening over there.

Agios Fokas Beach in Kos, Greece

Agios Fokas Beach

There are a couple of resorts at Agios Fokas with private beachfronts, but there’s also a public part of the beach which is where I hung out for a while. Only about five people total were on the beach during my visit, and at one point, it was only me.

Agios Fokas Beach in Kos, Greece

Agios Fokas Beach

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