Choosing where to holiday in Kos is not an easy decision. The island is one of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting tourists in their droves each year. However, the many towns and villages of the island often leave holidaymakers wondering where in Kos is the best place to spend their time abroad. Preference and taste naturally forms a large part of the decision making process, but for overall convenience, scenery and cultural heritage, Kardamena stands out as being one of the very best.
Kardamena village boasts a number of sandy beaches for tourists to either explore, sunbathe in or take part in various water sports. The village itself is lined with numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, and there’s a bustling night scene that tourists can get involved in in the evenings as well. Kaedamena is also home to some of Kos’s most interesting historical sites, including the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theatre and the Christian Basilicas. With its central position that is within walking distance of all of these things, the Carda Beach hotel is a good choice for a place to stay
What sets Kardamena apart from most of Kos is its location. The village is just a few miles from the international airport – where holidaymakers can currently get cheap flights to with Jet2Holidays – and its position on the coastline means visitors can travel to Nisyros, the neighbouring volcanic island. Nisyros differs from Kardemena in that it has less of an emphasis on a vibrant night life scene, and more of one on relaxation and local culture. Its streets are filled with traditional taverns, cafes, restaurants and shops, in which visitors can try the delicacies of the island, particularly the almond favoured soumada drink, and purchase trinkets as souvenirs or gifts.
Naturally, one of the biggest draws for visiting Nisyros is its still active volcano. At 160, 000 years old, it is the youngest of Greece’s active volcanoes and is one of the most impressive sites to be found around Kos. A walk at the foot of it is well worth your time. Nimyros itself doesn’t lack for other places for you to visit, with its capital of Mandraki being home to the church of Panagia Spiliani, from which you can gain a great view of the surrounding scenery. Visiting Mandraki and the rest of Nimyros is a simple matter if you’re holidaying in Kardamena, with regular boat trips available from the village’s small harbour.