Information & Facts
The beach in Kefalos is a mix of sand and shingle and is ideal
for lazy holidays in the sun. The sea is crystal clear and warm
making it well suited for all the watersports that can be arranged
here. Some of the best beaches in Kos are nearby including Paradise
Beach. There are fascinating historical sites scattered around the
island, particularly in the capital of Kos Town, 90 minutes away.
So close that you can swim to it is the Agios Nikolas Monastery.
Further afield, boat tours can be arranged to the spectacular
volcanic island of Nisyros and to Rhodes (though be aware the
journey takes almost three hours).
Greek is the national language, but English is widely
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents.
Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers
cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are
widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient
method of obtaining euros.
The shingle beach in Kefalos can be very hard on your feet. Make
sure you have good sandals for the beach and even swimming
Kefalos is not as well known for its nightlife as other Greek
holiday resorts, but it is by no means at all boring. Popeye's Bar
is excellent with friendly staff and is by far one of the most
popular places to head for a pint or two. Players Lounge serves
delicious quality cocktails with great music while Sydney Bar is
the place to go for live music, where guests can enjoy a meal and
sip on their favourite beverage while watching local artists
perform on stage. There are also a number of tavernas that offer
Kefalos boasts some of Kos's best restaurants with holidaymakers
frequenting the Aussie Barbeque for mouth-watering steaks, Rainbow
Taverna for authentic Greek hospitality and its famous barbecue
chicken, Sebastian's, Captain John's, and Argo. Antonio's Taverna
has earned itself quite a reputation as one of the finest eateries
in Kefalos, situated on the beach behind Sacallis Inn Hotel.
Kefalos itself is dotted with the usual souvenir shops geared
towards holidaymakers and grocery stores, but more seasoned
shoppers usually find themselves heading to Kardamena or the very
cosmopolitan Kos Town where there is a much larger variety of
shops, markets and boutiques to choose from, and bargain hunters
can buy anything from homemade jams and honeys to expensive hand
crafted jewellery and trinkets.