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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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Perfect for those who want all the party-centric possibilities offered by neighbouring Kos Town, holidays to Psalidi, Kos offer all that but with somewhere quiet to retire to at the end of the day. Compared to the rest of Kos, this lovely resort is a much more sedate resort, offering a sweeping sand and shingle beach that seems to melt into shallow waters. While it’s ideal for families with younger children, there’s plenty for those with teens to see and do, including an exciting array of watersports. By night, this resort maintains its laid-back ambience, replacing Kos’ lively bars and clubs with quiet restaurants and local tavernas. Popular with both couples and families, holidays to Psalidi, Kos island are a chance to soak up some sunshine, surrounded by peace and tranquillity.
Things to do
While Psalidi might have all the ingredients for a quiet beach-based holiday, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area. The capital, Kos Town, is just 10 minutes away, giving you access to superb shopping, vibrant nightlife, and ferries to other Dodecanese islands. However, if you’d rather enjoy quiet bars and relaxed restaurants by night and sun-splashed beaches by day, Psalidi is the place to be. Have a bash at some watersports or take the children along the coast to the Lido Water Park. Couples can take advantage of the island’s position in the Aegean and enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world.
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A small town on the south coast of Kos, Kardamena has all the makings of a great beach holiday. This lively Mediterranean destination is popular with holidaymakers looking for the best nightlife combined with relaxing lazy days on the beach.
Whether you’re here with your partner, your family, or with a group of friends, Karadamena is a chilled out and easy-going destination with plenty to see and do. Holidays to Kardamena are all about fun in the sunshine and nights on the town, great days out with the kids, and splashing about in the water.
Things to do
Kardamena is the nightlife hotspot in Kos and with its lengthy, golden sand beach and lines of bars, it’s the ideal place for groups of friends to really let go and have fun. The resort is great for all night partying but there’s also lots of things to do during the day. With warm, clear water, snorkelling and diving are exciting activities for the whole family. You can also try windsurfing or head out to sea on a boat trip. History buffs can learn more about the Kardamenas history at the Folklore Museum.
Tavernas and beach bars will become your second home during your holiday and you’ll soon see why. With the freshest Greek seafood and classic dishes like gyros and fries, this cuisine is perfect for recuperation after a wild night out.
There are lots of ways to enjoy the warm sea waters, whether you want to explore the depths on a diving trip, stay at sea level with some jetskiing, or take to the skies on an exciting parasailing trip. With crystal clear water and colourful marine life, Kardamena is ideal for trying out new watersports, as well as swimming and snorkelling at the beach.
There’s a lovely, long sweep of golden sand that stretches along Kardamena’s coastline, where you can easily spend long days lounging around in the sun. You’ll find all the amenities you need along the beach, whether you’re after some lunch, or a few cold beers to start off your evening out nice and early. The watersports companies operate from the beach, so you never really need to leave the sands.
If you do feel like exploring, there are plenty of ways to spend your time. From interesting museums to day trips to other islands, you won’t be short of things to do. Kos Town is around half an hour’s drive away if you want to visit the island’s capital, but make sure you get back to Kardamena in time for the evening. The resort is the nightlife capital of Kos, and has a fantastic array of lively bars and late night clubs.
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