Kardamena lies on the east coast of Kos twenty-five kilometres from Kos Town and has a transfer time from the airport of thirty minutes. Although it is a fairly small resort, it is almost as lively as the principle town itself. The sandy beach offers a variety of water sports, and there are numerous bars, cafes and tavernas catering for all tastes, while discos provide music and dancing until dawn. Kardamena has plenty of tourist shops selling the usual holiday souvenirs and a number of small boutiques. A Kardamena holiday offers a large variety of leisure activities both in and out of the water.
Why Go To Kardamena?
If you are looking for a lively holiday by the beach with a guarantee of summer sun, warm clear water, good food and lively entertainment by both night and day, then book a Kardamena holiday. The large sandy beach is lined with bars and tavernas offering daylong refreshments and the discos and clubs offer all night partying.
Who Is Kardamena Popular With?
Kardamena is a young person’s resort. It has everything single groups desire from sandy beaches to exciting water sports, and from English bars to vibrant discos and nightclubs. Other activities include a go-karting track for boy racers, crazy golf, and boat trips to the volcanic island of Nyssiros and other coastal resorts.
When To Go To Kardamena
The most popular time to visit Kardamena is in the summer although the season extends from April to the end of October. The temperature range is from 20 to 30 degrees.
Kardamena - The Place
Kardamena on the east coast of Kos has grown from a small fishing village into a thriving lively resort popular with young British holidaymakers. It has the longest beach on the island so it is easy to find a sparsely populated patch of sand if you are prepared to walk a short distance. The beach shelves gently into the clear Mediterranean Sea giving ideal conditions for children and weak swimmers. There are a variety of water sports including water skiing, ringos, jet skiing and paragliding. Behind the beach are bars and tavernas so you are never far from refreshments. Those who do not like the sand and sea can use the public swimming pools.
Kardamena has a range of accommodation from hotels to apartments and studios catering for all budgets. The restaurants, bars and tavernas provide for even the most pernickety of palates with their enormous variety of menus. When the sun goes down the music begins to throb and the Kardamena party begins. The bars, discos and clubs continue until the early hours of the morning. There are even a couple of twenty-four hour bars. Holiday essentials can be purchased in the many shops and mini-markets and there are also a large number of gift and souvenir shops.
There are many recreational facilities and sightseeing opportunities both in and around Kardamena. These include go-karting, crazy golf, horse riding, boat trips to the volcanic Nissyros Island where you can take a mud bath or bathe in thermal waters. A trip inland to Andimahia, where there is a well preserved castle, is worth the effort for the view alone. A short ride away, close to Pyli, is a modern water park with a great range of slides and rides to entertain all age groups.
A Kardamena holiday offers sun, sea and sand, exciting water sports and lively entertainment. It is a resort that rarely sleeps and is considered by many to be the fun capital of Kos.
Kardamena nightlife is well known for its brash liveliness, where the volume rises as the sun sets. There are numerous bars, pubs and discos playing an eclectic mix of music from sixties classics to the latest hits. The partying continues until four in the morning on weekdays and until six at the weekend. It is possible to find quieter restaurants where you can relax over a meal and a drink but for this you need to move from the centre of the resort.
Kardamena has numerous mini-markets providing holiday essentials as well as large numbers of gift and souvenir shops selling the usual tourist tat. Tasteful souvenirs include embroidered linens and lace, leather goods and ceramics.
Kardamena has restaurants and tavernas catering for every taste from fast food to haute cuisine and from English pub meals to traditional Greek fare. There is also a range of international menus. Traditional food relies heavily on fish and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes. Local wines are inexpensive and usually very palatable.
Eating in Kos is meant to be an unhurried pleasure, so please don’t mistake the relaxed attitude of waiters for tardy service.