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A small town on the south coast of Kos, Kardamena has all the makings of a great beach holiday. Warm weather, a long sandy beach and a buzzing nightlife make it a popular choice with holidaymakers seeking some fun in the Mediterranean sun. Spend your days rejuvenating by the waterfront before an evening of partying on Bar Street.
Temperature: 10-26 °C
Kardamena’s Mediterranean climate means long, hot summers and mild winters.
Flight time from UK:
Approximately 4 hours
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With the longest beach in Kos, a range of bars and restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene, holidays in Kardamena are perfect for people looking for an entertaining Mediterranean escape. If you arrive in the summer, the beach will be your go-to for daytime entertainment. Snorkel in the sea, learn how to dive, or simply find your perfect spot on the sand. After dark, head to Kardamena’s famous Bar Street for a little music and mingling until the early hours.
Thanks to its warm, clear waters and colourful marine life, diving is one of the most popular activities in Kardamena. There are several companies in the area that offer short taster courses for newbies, which includes an introductory class and an accompanied dive. Kardamena beach also offers a huge range of other water sports activities for those that would prefer to keep their head above the water. Why not try your hand at windsurfing, parascending or waterskiing? It’s all here for the taking.
Stretching from both sides of the harbour, Kardamena Beach treats visitors to golden sand, warm waters for swimming, and a huge range of water sports activities. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented for a small fee, and there is a boat that departs daily to Agia Irini. The beach is particularly popular during the summer months, so it’s best to arrive early to secure a good spot. For a break from tanning, explore the bars and restaurants along the beach.
Renowned for its nightlife, Kardamena offers a healthy supply of bars, clubs and afterdark entertainment. Start your evening off with dinner at a local taverna, before heading to the legendary Bar Street. Here can enjoy everything from live music and themed parties, to karaoke and bingo. Many visitors then move on to to the harbourfront area, which is one of the best places in Kardamena for nightclubs.
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Language: The language spoken in Kardamena is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Kardamena is the Euro (€)
Local time: Kardamena is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly: Kos Airport (KGS) is approximately 6km from Kardamena
Tourist information: Further Kardamena tourist information can be found here
Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Kardamena, visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health
Beach lovers: Find your perfect resting spot on the white sands of Kardamena Beach.
Water lovers: Explore Kardamena’s colourful marine life on a snorkeling or diving trip.
Night owls: Party until the early hours at the clubs and bars along the seafront.
Temperature: 10-26 (°C)
Visit during the summer for glorious highs of 29 (°C) and up to 14 hours of sunshine a day. Spring and autumn are great times to come if you want a more relaxing holiday with fewer crowds and more comfortable temperatures in the mid-teens. Winter is the wettest season, but it is still mild at this time, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10 throughout the season.
By scooter: Rental scooters are a fun way to explore the town at your own leisure. There are several hire companies in the area that can offer you a competitive rate.
By bus: Local buses run regularly to Kos Town and the airport. You can purchase your tickets once you’re onboard.
By taxi: If you’re heading a little further out, or you’re planning to travel at night, local taxis are a safe and comfortable way to travel.
Carnival: Join the locals on the streets of Kardamena for the biggest outdoor party of the year in February. Expect music, dancing, traditional food and lots of merrymaking until the early hours.
Wine Festival: Enjoy local wine and traditional music at this cultural festival held in Mastichari village at the beginning of August.
Hippokrateia Festival: Held in honour of Hippocrates, the ‘Great Physician’, this cultural festival features concerts, performances. workshops, traditional dancing and children’s activities.