Kos Kardamena

General information

Kardamena Village Kos: Kardamena is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Kos lying 30 km south west of the capital and only 5 minutes from the airport. Its population reaches 2,000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in tourism and agriculture.

Kardamena is well-developed in all aspects. Modern houses and traditional buildings spread along the crystalline bay while lush vegetation and green trees rise out of the surrounding landscape. The natural beauty of Kardamena attracts many visitors and there is also a small port where ferries make daily connections to the island of Nisyros.

Kardamena is one of the few areas in Kos with great infrastructure including a great number of accommodations and tourist amenities. However, the village retains its traditional charm and offers numerous sightseeings, like the church of Agia Barbara, Agioi Anargyroi and the beautiful church of the Virgin. Excavations have brought to light the Temple of Apollo, an ancient theatre and remains of that time.

The nightlife in Kardamena is rich and intense with a plethora of bars and clubs. Traditional taverns and restaurants are found along the waterfront serving delicious meals from the local and European cuisine. For swimming you can access the main beach of Kardamena offering a nice variety of watersports and tourist facilities.

Hotels in Kardamena

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Kardamena.
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Summer Palace


Mitsis Summer Palace Beach Hotel is a five-star establishment that features deluxe rooms and suites, private pool designs, two shared infinity pools, dining and drinking options, a wellness center, and sports activities at a beachfront spot.

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Lagas Aegean Village

Hotel Rooms Junior Suites Family Rooms4 stars

Lagas Aegean Village showcases rooms and suites with all in-room essentials, a majestic freshwater pool, a handful of excellent dining and drinking options, a wellness center, sports facilities, and views of the Aegean.

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Akti Palace


Akti Palace Hotel hosts luxurious rooms and maisonette apartments within meters of the sea waters housing gorgeous pool designs, a wellness center, high-quality dining, a wellness center, and sports facilities.


Things to See & Do in Kardamena

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3 Reviews
  • samanthajaynehobbs 19 Jun 2014
    I never want to leave
    Kardamena gets a bad rap which I think is really unfortunate. Yes, it is a party town with lots of bars and clubs, but there are also a plethora of wonderful restaurants and tavernas serving traditional and delicious Greek cuisine.

    It is easy to avoid the bar scene and have a lovely chilled out evening on the seafront-the harbour has been developed tastefully in recent years.

    During the day there are an abundance of pools, snack bars, beach areas, there really is something for everyone here. If you prefer a quiet stretch of coast, why not try Banana Beach at the north end of the village.

    The biggest seller for me in Kardamena though is most definitely the people. There is something very special about the locals and tourists alike. And by tourists I mean those of us who come here year on year and consider Kos to be our second home. There is nowhere like it and that special something is very precious to Kardamena. If you go to the right places and meet the right people, you will never want to leave!
  • joyce4 22 May 2009
    Avoid drunken tourists
    Tour operators have changed deeply the costumes of many places in Kos. Kardamena look like a Liverpool surrounding with drunken English boys singing football songs. I suggest you take better control of the drunken guys and do not let them driving without hamlet. The all inclusive is the best way to destroy local economy, especially taverns, and offer low quality dishes. Many taverns were closed or were going to close because the all inclusive of many hotels is putting down the business. But epecially in the surrounding of Kefalos or even more far as Saint Theologos where the massive tourism did not strogly impact so far, the food was still excellent and you could see a smiling owner serving you.

    Don't sleep in Kardamena or Kos Town, unless you want the noise all nigth. choose a nice apartament in Kefalos or Mastichari and from there by scooter you can reach easily the nicest spots on the island. I am sure you will love Kos. It has so many beauties to give you. Just avoid any place where the English young men go, they destroy everything!
  • elenadiev 01 Aug 2008
    Simple and lovely
    We visited Kardamena when a friend of ours on Kos suggested to make a trip to Nisyros. So, we went to Kardamena to take the boat to Nisyros. It was a small and nice village with a lot of tourists. Wide roads, lovely cafes at the beach, nice coast to swim. I saw many clubs there, which were closed because we went on the daytime but I know that nightlife was rich in that village. When we returned from Nisyros, at night, we ate at "O Nisiotis" at the waterfront, great food, I trully recommend it.