Once a fishing village, Kardamena (also Kardamaina, in Greek Καρδάμαινα) is a small seaside resort, highly popular in the summer for its scenic location, typical cafes, fun nightclubs, and Alasarnia Festival with cultural and entertainment events, which include everything from live music, to theater, dance, sports, and art exhibitions.
The Archaeological Museum of Kos was closed four years for renovations and reopened last Semptember (2016) with a carefully curated collection that showcases the history of the island, covering its most important eras, archeological finds, personalities, and art.
At the southwest side of the island of Kos, you will find Kefalos, one of the main settlements on the isle. It is located on the Kefalos peninsula, a lovely haven, with striking natural landmarks, like the Aspri Petra, the famous White Stone Cave, which stretches for 2 km until it disappears into the crystal waters of the bay of Kefalos.
Standing 767 meters above sea level, Óros Dikaios is the highest mountain of Kos, with 819 meters at its highest peak. Known in ancient times as Oromedon, Óros Dikaios is an excellent destination for walks and hikes.
Kos is known as the cradle of Hippocrates, and many tourists flock to the Ancient Town of Kos to visit landmarks like the Roman Odeon, Casa Romana, the Asklepion, the Ancient House Hippocrates Garden, and the Ancient Agora. But Kos has a rich Medieval legacy too. The Church of the Virgin Gorgoepikoos is part of this patrimony.
February 14th is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not an official holiday. But couples enjoy taking the time to travel or to note Valentine’s Day with something special. For those who choose Kos island to mark the event, Kos city is one of the best destinations, as here are the most businesses still open offseason.