Seaside villages, picturesque mountain villages and important attractions, you can find them all in Kos, the amazing island of the Dodecanese. Today we travel you to the beautiful villages of Kos that will seduce you with their beauty. Discover them!
Marmari and Tigaki are the first coastal villages you will meet when leaving the town of Kos. The two villages offer wonderful beaches with crystal clear waters.
Asomatos, Kos by Stamatis Mammis-Flickr
Also, visit Zia, Lagkoudi, Asfendiou, Asomatos and Pyli, the picturesque mountain villages where you can enjoy traditional local delicacies, local wine and ouzo overlooking a magical sunset. In Asomatos you can enjoy at the same time unparalleled peace and tranquility.
Kardamena is about 30 km away from Kos town and just 5 km from the International Airport of the island. During the excavations the remains of the ancient city of Alasarna were found. Among the most important findings is the temple of Apollo, basilicas and the ruins of an ancient amphitheater. The area also offers beautiful beaches. Kardamena has a daily connection with the volcanic island of Nisyros. Do not miss the local Ouzo Festival.
Antimachia, Kos by Tewkes
Just 25 km away from the city of Kos, at the center of the island, there is Antimachia. This village that has the same name for over 30 centuries, has a lot to offer: Antimachia’s Castle, the traditional windmill, the traditional house, which is a museum that will guide you to the way the locals used to live 100 years ago. At the end of the summer, do not miss the chance to taste local delicacies at the Honey Festival.
For peace and quiet, but also for some of the most beautiful beaches of the island, visit Mastihari, the seaside village located about 3 km northwest of Antimachia. The port is always full with fishermen who bring daily fresh fish at the taverns, while the Wine Festival is organized there every year. From here you can take the boat daily to the neighboring island of Kalymnos. The trip takes just a few minutes!
Kefalos is located at the western end of the island, 42 km from the town of Kos. This picturesque village is located above Kamari beach, while a few meters from the coast is the island of St. Nicholas (Kastri). The area boasts some major attractions such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the monastery of St. John the Theologian, the ruins of Astypalaia (old capital of the island and birthplace of Hippocrates) and the cave of Aspri Petra, where there were found the first human traces on the island . Traditional fishing is still alive. Do not miss the annual Fish Feast (Trata) in Kefalos.