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Weather & Climate

Temperature: 10-26 (°C) over the year

Visit during the summer for glorious highs of 29°C and up to 13 hours of sunshine a day. The sea temperature over July and August is a wonderful 25°C, and only a little cooler in June and September. 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’s still mild at this time, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C throughout the season. 

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Best for...

Beach lovers: Settle under an umbrella on Kardamena beach and relax in the Mediterranean sunshine. With beach bars lining the golden sand, you don’t need to go far for anything.  

Water lovers: Clear water and lots of marine life make holidays to Kardamena perfect for snorkelling and diving. Try windsurfing, kayaking, or just laze about in the warm shallows.  

Night owls: Kardamena holidays mean one thing to night owls, party time! With busy bars, pumping clubs and outdoor pools, each night is a night to remember.

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Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken is Greek, although English is commonly spoken around the main tourist hot spots. Pack a phrasebook or download our app and try out a few Greek basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. Currency: Swap your Stirling for Euros (€) before you head to this popular Greek resort.

Local time:  Kardamena is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kos Airport. The transfer time to Kardamena is 35 minutes.

Flight time from the UK: The Kardamena flight time is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found here (https://www.kosinfo.gr/villages/kardamena).

Visa and health: Before your holiday, visit here (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

Holiday destinations related to Kardamena:

  • Kefalos
  • Psalidi
  • Getting Around

    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. 

    Events

    Carnival: At the start of Lent each year, Kardamena puts on a huge carnival. Watch locals parade throughout the town in costumes, and join in with the lively dancing and feasting. One of the biggest events of the year, carnival is not to be missed. 

    Wine Festival: Sample all kinds of wine at the Mastichari wine festival in August each year. Just a short distance from the resort, this traditional and cultural festival has lots of music, dancing and, of course, wine.

    Hippokrateia Festival: Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, was born in Kos in 460 BC and each year Kos celebrates with a cultural festival. Featuring concerts, performances. workshops, traditional dancing and children’s activities, this is a great experience in July and August.