Kefalos is a beautiful, typical Greek town on the far south-western tip of Kos. Bathing in Mediterranean sunshine, this town is more relaxed than the party towns of Kardamena and Kos Town, but still has lots going on.
With a long, golden sandy beach, clear water and a superb coastline, families and couples on a romantic getaway can spend days enjoying the tranquility here, and try out new watersports for an adrenaline boost. Explore the streets of Kefalos with its whitewashed houses and blue doors, and find a street café to indulge in some delicious local foods. With a fun and laid-back nightlife, enjoy friendly bars, candlelit dinners, and cocktails on the beach.
Things to do
This Greek town sits on the southern peninsula of Kos with spectacular views and beautiful beaches. Although the warm sand is tempting every day, there are so many things to do in and around Kefalos that you’ll want to spend at least a little bit of time away from the beach. Wander the winding streets of the town itself where every house is whitewashed, and every door is a pure Mediterranean blue. There are several ancient ruins very close to Kefalos, and many more further along the island. With fantastic seafood, lots of watersports, heaps of history, and the golden beach, you and your family will never run out of things to do.
Fun at the beach
Kefalos is home to some of the most action packed beaches in all of Kos. Each beach caters for both sun worshippers and those looking to enjoy the water. If just lying back in the sun is your thing, you’ll find the golden beaches very welcoming. They’re a real treat for those who like to take it easy and for those who like a little bit more excitement with their beach days.
For some sightseeing, you can take a trip to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Here you’ll find lots of great places to capture some interesting holiday snaps. According to Greek mythology, Nisyros was created by Poseidon after he threw a stone into the sea. As you arrive on the island, you’ll find the large crater from a 15th century volcanic eruption that happened on the island. Nisyros is full of great places to visit and beautiful countryside to explore. You’ll find some stunning buildings dotted around this island as you take in the sights whilst basking in the sun.
When you want to make a splash, Lidos Water Park is the place for you. Just a short drive from Kefalos, you’ll discover the action packed waterpark which is suitable for kids of all ages and has many activities for parents and children to do together.
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