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.
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.
Nerantzia, the Castle of the Knights of Saint John, is one of the Kos landmarks you cannot miss.
Kos Island: Christmas is a favorite holiday here as anywhere else in Europe. The advantage for travelers is that it happens off tourist season, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy it like a local.
One of the top attractions to see in Kos, Casa Romana or the Roman Manor has been renovated in early 2015 and is now welcoming guests with the “Archaeological exhibition of Casa Romana of Kos,” a permanent display that showcases mosaics dating back to the 3rd century AD, sculptures, coins, pottery, and other artifacts of the Roman period in Kos.
The Kos Asklepion dominates a hilltop overlooking the town, and Turkey in the distance. Its origins are traced back to 400 BC when, according to historians, it was raised as a healing temple dedicated to the god of medicine, Asclepius (Asklepios). It is the most important and beautiful archeological site on the island.