"Kefalos, the best resort on Kos?" Top 5 Page for this destination Kefalos by MartinSelway

Kefalos Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 64 photos

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This is a great resort with plenty to do and enough places to eat out at a different place every night, if that's what you want.

The beach is not the best for sand but does have sandy stretches and beautiful crystal clear water. All the staff at shops and restaurants were so friendly and happy that our daughter asked us why!

We popped into a store for a box of matches and the owner saw my daughter's badge saying she was '7 today'. In a spontaneous gesture she offered her a free lolly, and also gave one to our 3 year old so she didn't feel left out! We left with the shop owner having given us more than we had given her (the matches only cost 30 cents!), and this in so many ways summed up the generous nature of the people in this resort for us. Similar acts of kindness were shown to us throughout our stay in Kefalos - people giving something for nothing, which is so rare to see these days.

For accommodation, we can highly recommend the Hotel Zeus where we stayed.

If you hire a car, this makes a great base from which to explore the whole Island. Trust Car Rental will sort you out.

Eat at any one of Stamatia, Stop In, Sebastian's, or Santa Barbara and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Both Kos, as an Island, and Kefalos, as a resort, both have devoted fans who return year afetr year. If you are in search of a relaxing sun holiday but still with enough things to do and see, then we would add our recommendations to the many others. the whole place is so relaxed, friendly and trusting - most people do not lock their cars or scooters and many seem to leave the keys in the ignition as well! The hotel did not lock the bar at night. Everything is on trust.

For further info on any of the above, and more, see our Tips.

If there is a question you would like to ask about the resort that is not covered, please email us and we will do our best to answer it.


We would recommend a visit up to the Old Kefalos Town; day trip to see the volcano on Nisyros; day trip to Kos Town; and an evening vist to Zia Mountain Village.

See our Tips section for more details of recommended Tavernas and the suggested day trips.

Further Info

A great web site devoted just to Kos can be found at:

We found this site invaluable in shortlisting Kos as a holiday destination and finding out the pros and cons of different resorts and attractions.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A fun and friendly beach resort with great tavernas, crystal clear seas, and friendly people
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:Our favourite Kos resort
  • Last visit to Kefalos: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 5, 2007 at 2:55 AM

    Nice and very helpful Kefalos page! Will go there in three days, looking forward to my first relaxing holidays in years.

  • Jun 8, 2007 at 6:43 AM

    Just back from kefalos. Went to Paradise Beach, great. The Paradise Resturant opp bus stop, serves exellent food,staff very friendly.serving greek & english food, thanks to Savi & her Brother for giving us a lift to our hotel 25/5/2007stuck @bus stop

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    Sep 29, 2006 at 8:47 AM

    Really nice photo's, about to look at you're tips to see if you went to any of the same place's as us!

  • Aug 7, 2006 at 8:50 AM

    We are visiting Kefalos for the first time this year with daughter who will be 22 months. Been to Kefalos several times before but childless! Where is the Play area and do the supermarkets sell nappies and milk etc davenvic@tiscali.co.uk. Many thanks,

  • Jun 11, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    I am trying to find a way to purchase some of George Meris's photos. I find his photography very fascinating, Can you tell me how I can get purchase his photography?

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    Sep 24, 2005 at 2:58 PM

    have seen a late dedal for Kefalous at this hotel - could be tempted!


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