A town in two halves
Nestled in a south-west corner of Kos, Kefalos is a town in two parts. The first is scattered down a pine-green hillside, with charming old buildings and narrow streets winding around the remains of an ancient castle.
With long views out to sea, the town overlooks Kamari, the beachside half of the resort. Here, you’ll find one of the prettiest beaches on the island – a long ribbon of honey-gold sand that melts into the Aegean Sea. It’s well set up for morning-to-night lounging, with all mod cons and a number of watersports centres. Kamari Beach is also the go-to place for an evening cocktail or two, thanks to a fair few restaurants and tavernas.
If you fancy something livelier, island capital Kos Town is around 50 minutes away by car.
The flight to Kos is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Kos airport to Kefalos is approximately 20 minutes.
Kos has a long holiday season, with pool-perfect temperatures kicking in from around May and staying put well into October. Rain is a rarity, so expect (and dress for) long hours of sunshine. July and August are the hottest months, where temperatures stick firm in the low 30s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.