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KefalosGreece

Visit this old hillside village on the western coast of Kos to tour its narrow streets, explore ancient ruins and relax on nearby beaches.

Kefalos is the former capital of the island, a charming hillside village of traditional Greek houses painted in white and blue. Below the old settlement is a marina and a clutch of attractive beaches.

Wander through the narrow streets admiring the architecture of houses that are tightly packed together. Visit the folk museum and see the ruins of an old castle. You can also browse a variety of shops and relax in the village square.

Kamari Bay is the principle reason why tourists come to Kefalos. Relax on the beach and participate in a variety of watersports, including waterskiing, jet skiing and surfing. Take a short boat trip over to the rocky islet of Kastri, which features a small church.

Stroll through the attractive marina and enjoy beautiful sea views from your table at a restaurant lining the beach. Walk over to the ruins of Agios Stefanos, a Christian basilica dating back to the fifth century.

Travel a short way down the coast for even more history. Less than 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) south of Kefalos is Palatia where you can see the ruins of temples and a theater from the Hellenistic period. The views from here of Kefalos and the Aegean Sea are stunning. Further along the coast is Aspri Tripa, a cave where a number of relics from Neolithic times were discovered.

If you are in the mood for a party, visit Kefalos in July and August when a number of local festivals take place. They include July’s festival honoring Saint Paraskevi and the festival dedicated to Saint John at the end of August.

Kefalos is situated on the west side of the island and is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Kos Town. Arrive by bus from the capital or make the 50-minute drive by taxi or rental car.

Top Hotels in Kefalos

Ikos Aria - All Inclusive
Ikos Aria - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kefalos, Kos
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Nestled on the beach, this Kos property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach are also within 1 mi ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Best all inclusive in europe

"Amazing place with outstanding food, drink and service"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2019

Ikos Aria - All Inclusive
White Rock of Kos- Adults Only
White Rock of Kos- Adults Only
5 out of 5
Kefalos, Thesi Axlada, Kos, Kos
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Situated near the beach, this luxury resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aegean Islands and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kefalos Beach and Paradise Beach. Agios Stefanos ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"This is our second stay at White Rock, and it is a splendid place. The view over the steep hillside to the offshore islet is the best part, if you get a room with a private patio. We were upgraded both times to a private pool patio, which is wonderful. The staff are mostly helpful, but there is a ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

White Rock of Kos- Adults Only
Albatross Studios
Albatross Studios
2 out of 5
Kamari, Kéfalos, Kos, Dodecanese
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Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
Perfect retreat

"This was perfect for us to relax by the pool for a week. The beach was just a walk across the road. There are mini markets within a short walk where we bought things for breakfast/lunch and plenty of restaurants to choose from in the evening. You could get both of these poolside, but we liked retreating ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2018

Albatross Studios
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kefalos

Albatross Studios
Albatross Studios
2 out of 5
Kamari, Kéfalos, Kos, Dodecanese

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
Perfect retreat

"This was perfect for us to relax by the pool for a week. The beach was just a walk across the road. There are mini markets within a short walk where we bought things for breakfast/lunch and plenty of restaurants to choose from in the evening. You could get both of these poolside, but we liked retreating ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2018

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Fotini Studios
Fotini Studios
3 out of 5
Onia Street, Kos, Kos Island
The price is CA $63 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Paradise Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

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Villa Giorgos
Villa Giorgos
2 out of 5
Main Street, Kefalos, Kos, Dodecanese
The price is CA $45 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Kos apartment building is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"I absolutely loved staying here. I was traveling solo and could not have felt safer. The people who run the property are so friendly and warm! The even gave me a dessert! The room was beautiful, the bed was so comfortable and everything was really clean. It was so relaxing and within walking distance ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2018

Villa Giorgos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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