If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing break then look no further than the beautiful resort of Kefalos on the Greek island of Kos.
Located in the south west of the island, about 45kms from Kos Town, Kefalos is a purpose built resort with an idyllic laid back atmosphere.
The sand and shingle beach, and warm clear waters here make it ideal for lazing in the sun or having a go at one of the many watersports on offer. The monastery of Agios Nikolas is close enough to Kefalos that you can easily swim to it. However the nearby Paradise Beach is much kinder to the feet than the shingle beach at Kefalos!
On a stroll around Kefalos you can see a traditional house which has been turned into a folk museum showing the agricultural life in the village of times gone past, a traditional windmill and the ruins of an old castle.
At the port of Kamari, about 1km from Kefalos, there is a marina and the early 5th century christian basilicas of Agios Stefanos with their preserved mosaics and sculptures.
To see more of the island it is best to hire a car and take a leisurely drive.
There are lots of good restaurants to endulge in, especially the seafront taverns, and don’t forget to try the local deserts made from the famous local honey, you won’t be disappointed. There isn’t an awful lot of nightlife here but there is always something to do or see, with plenty of bars, some of which have live entertainment.
The island of Kos enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters with hardly any rainfall during the summer and only showers between October and March. Temperatures in July and August average around 28C during the day and 22C at night.
We booked our direct holidays to Kefalos online and were completely satisfied with every aspect of our holiday.
With Greece being one of the most popular holiday destinations you will find there are lots of cheap package holidays available at the moment.
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