Kefalos is a beautiful town in Kos lying on the slopes of a hill, 40 km south west of the main town. It was the first capital of Kos and today it reaches a population of 2500 inhabitants.

Kefalos village on Kos island in your Greece holidays

Houses are built close to each other forming a labyrinth of narrow alleys, a feature that characterizes the traditional Greek islands. One of the most interesting sites in Kefalos is the Folklore Museum which portrays the rural way of life in the past years, the ruins of Christian Basilica of Agios Stefanos and the picturesque islet opposite the port.

The village has a well-developed tourist infrastructure with plenty of accommodations without losing its authentic character. The crystalline beach attracts many visitors with numerous tourist facilities and a nice environment to enjoy swimming and sunbathing.

In Kefalos, one can also visit the White Stone Cave, where the first traces of life on the island were found, as well as the natural cave called Drakotrypa. The beaches surrounding the village have crystal-clear turquoise waters, calm on most summer days, and offer a variety of water sports, while the area is a perfect base for exploring by canoe or bicycle the small nearby island of Kastri with its picturesque church of Agios Nikolaos.


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