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Tingaki is situated ten kilometres west of Kos Town and six kilometres north of Marmari, on the north-west coast of Kos. It has the longest beach on the island, ten kilometres of soft pale sand sloping gently into the shallow sea. The north-westerly breezes are most welcome at the height of the summer heat and they also offer good conditions for water sports. There are tavernas and restaurants serving a variety of food, shops providing holiday essentials and souvenirs, and a few lively bars for evening entertainment. The proximity of Kos Town enables the visitor to enjoy the relaxation of Tingaki while benefiting from the amenities of the capital. A Tingaki holiday offers a relaxing seaside break on sun bleached sands, with good food and wine and warm hospitality.
Tingaki offers a guarantee of summer sun, white sandy beaches, warm shallow waters, and complete relaxation. Tingaki provides a range of water sports including wind surfing and sailing and there are many opportunities for sightseeing both in the capital and in the surrounding area.
Tingaki is popular with a wide range of people from families to couples of all ages. The sandy beach and safe bathing conditions are ideal for children. Couples enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the resort and the westerly breezes are perfect for wind surfers and sailors.
The most popular time for a Tingaki holiday is in the summer, although the season extends from April to the end of October. The temperature range is from 20 to 30 degrees.
Tingaki is a very popular beach resort on the north-west coast of Kos, a short distance from the island’s principle town. Beach lovers flock here to enjoy the long stretch of white sandy beach and the variety of water sports that are offered. The sand shelves gently into shallow water ideal for paddling children and for less confident swimmers. The north-western coast of Kos is exposed to an almost constant breeze which is very acceptable during the hot summer months. It also provides excellent conditions for water sports such as wind surfing and sailing.
Tingaki’s range of accommodation from luxury hotels to small studios caters for most budgets and all are within a short distance of the beach. The restaurants and tavernas provide a fairly wide range of food from traditional to international cuisine. Shopping in Tingaki is limited to essential holiday provisions and gifts and souvenirs.
Tingaki nightlife is fairly low-key with entertainment mainly provided by the hotels. There are one or two lively bars that remain open until the early hours of the morning but if this is insufficient Kos Town is only a short taxi ride away.
Tingaki shopping is rather limited with small supermarkets providing holiday essentials and the usual number of gift and souvenir shops. If you want greater variety, take a trip to Kos Town where there are more than enough shops to satisfy. Popular purchases are leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and embroidered linens.
The tavernas and restaurants in Tingaki serve a variety of cuisine including international dishes. The tavernas on the waterfront prepare predominantly traditional food. Fish plays an important part in the diet and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes. Tempting snacks in the form of souvlakis, a type of kebab, are sold from fast food stalls. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros. Local wines are easy on the palate as well as the purse.
Eating in Kos is meant to be an unhurried pleasure. Don’t mistake the relaxed attitude of waiters for tardy service.