Incredible Kardamena Beach: Why You Need To Visit

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Last updated on August 2nd, 2022

Just 18 kilometers south of the town of Kos is the picturesque resort of Kardamena, which enjoys year long gentle breezes and the lapping waters of the Aegean Sea. This one time fishing town is blessed with some truly magnificent scenery and is dramatically set against the backdrop of the Kalymnos and Kapparo mountains.

Kardamena Beach

Kardamena beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Greek island of Kos. The sparkling ocean water and soft sand make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the incredible views. There are plenty of beach umbrellas and sun loungers for visitors to use, as well as a few restaurants and cafes for grabbing a bite. With its 3 kilometer strip of sandy beach, there’s plenty of space to soak up some sunny rays and take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Aegean. Even during the height of the season, quieter spots can be found by venturing just a little farther from the centre. For the more adventurous intent on mixing up their relaxation time with some adrenaline-inducing activities, parasailing, jet-skis, and similar activities are on hand. For the more adventurous still, scuba diving opportunities are on offer too along the beach in Kardamena if you’d like to take a peek at some of the marine life beneath the waters. For a slightly more relaxed and enjoyable day trip, try a stand-up paddling adventure and explore the hidden corners of Kardamena.

Plenty of Nightlife

With over 100 bars, discos and clubs to choose from, there’s surely something to satisfy all tastes. Most of the nightlife takes place in the somewhat predictably named Bar Street which hosts all styles of music from garage to indie to pop. Plenty of traditional Greek tavernas are on hand too, where you can sample local Greek style cuisine. Some of these restaurants are perfectly situated overlooking the harbor, which is always a delight to the eye in the evening, providing the ideal backdrop as you tuck into your souvlaki or maybe a moussaka, all complemented with a delicious Greek salad replete with olives and feta cheese. And don’t forget the freshly baked bread!

Ideally situated for day trips

Another appeal about Kardamena is the ease with which visitors can explore other parts of the island such as Kos Town with its medieval castle and ancient walls. Some visitors take a short boat trip to the nearby volcanic island of Nisyros with its winding roads that lead up to the volcano’s smoking Stefanos Crater or caldera. Remember to take some decent foot gear when trekking the volcanic slopes and don’t rely on sandals and flip-flops.

Things to do in and around Kardamena

No matter your situation, whether you’re traveling solo, as a family, or larger group, there are plenty of things to enjoy in and around Kardamena that will make your holiday fun and interesting. The ancient Temple of Apollo and ruins of Asklepion will be of interest to those who want to step into the historical resonance of the island. Given the island’s connection with such historical figures as Hippocrates, Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, it’s any wonder it maintains a distinct historical resonance.

How do you get from Kos Town to kardamena?

Kardamena can be reached by bus from Kos town, or by taxi.

A bus trip from Kos Town will cost you 3.50 Euros and will take approximate 45 mins. See Kos bus time schedules here.

A taxi ride will cost between 15 Euros and 25 Euros. To learn more about Kos taxi service, visit the website