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Beachy village charm in Kos

Kefalos was once the capital of Kos island, but is now a laid-back hillside town split into two equally pretty parts. There’s the village, with its sloping streets and whitewashed houses, and the picturesque coast which has a gorgeous beach, harbour filled with yachts and colourful fishing boats, and a clutch of excellent bars and restaurants. Kefalos holidays are perfect for those who are keen to relax on the beach but are also game for exploring.

As it’s just 40 kilometres southwest of Kos Town, there’s plenty of opportunity for day trips into the hustle and bustle, but everything you need is on the doorstep. Whether you fancy a multi-course Greek meal or a slow sunset stroll along the harbour, want to admire ancient ruins and churches or take on an action-packed wind surfing session on Kamari beach, holidays to Kefalos have plenty to offer.

Your Kefalos questions, answered

Nightlife is low-key and relaxed in Kefalos. Head to a dinky seafront bar at Kamari beach, order a drink and settle in for the evening.

Kefalos is surrounded by a number of interesting historic sites worth visiting, from quaint churches to the ruins of the ancient Basilica, which overlooks the water.

Absolutely – there’s masses to keep all the family happy here. Have a go at wind surfing lessons, visit ancient sites or hit the shops to find souvenirs.

Best things to do in Kefalos

Swim to Kastri Island

You can swim or paddle to this tiny island at low tide. Climb on land and ring the bell on its tiny church for good luck.

Soak up the views

The town’s lookout spot has fantastic views of gently sloping hills and the turquoise sea. Bring a picnic with you and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Hit the beach

Kamari Beach, right next to Kefalos, is one of the most popular on Kos. It’s a beautiful white sand and pebble stretch, lapped by calm, neon-blue water.


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