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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
Blue Lagoon Village - All Inclusive
Blue Lagoon Village - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Xirokambos, Kefalos, Iraklides, Kos, Kos Island
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Nestled on the beach, this Kos property is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Polemi Beach. Polemi and Plaka Forest are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"The resort is a little remote if you want to get out and about, but there's really no need to as the facilities are excellent. The hotel is VERY family friendly and although I congratulated myself on avoiding half-term, it was a bit like being at a RugRats convention! Couples looking for a romantic ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2018

Blue Lagoon Village - All Inclusive
Zeus Hotel
Zeus Hotel
2 out of 5
Kefalos, Kos, Kos Island
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Paradise Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

3.3/5 (8 reviews)

"OK hotel, but: - payment required to use the room safe - inclusive breakfast very basic (bread, butter, jam, instant coffee) - no free Wifi offered (contrarily to the advertised deal on Expedia)"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

Zeus Hotel
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

Villa Giorgos
Villa Giorgos
2 out of 5
Main Street, Kefalos, Kos, Dodecanese
The price is CA $45 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

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
Christina Studios
Christina Studios
1 out of 5
Kefalos Kamari, Kos, Dodecanese

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Lovely quiet apartment!

"Great place to stay in Kefalos. Very clean, lovely owners - Christina and Nikos. Close to all pubs and restaurants. Excellent value for money xx"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2018

Christina Studios
Fotini Studios 1
Fotini Studios 1
3 out of 5
ONIAS, Kos, dodecanese

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aegean Islands and Kefalos Beach. Kamari Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Good accomodation

"The studio is just as you can see in the pictures. It's a basic and useful accomodation in the area of Kefalos. Very kind and helpful host who arranged everything for our needs. Suggested to rent a car or at least a scooter to move around the area of Kefalos."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2019

Fotini Studios 1
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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