Are you looking for a holiday or a getaway where you can relax by the beach one day and the next day go exploring around?! Well we think the Greek island of Kos is the perfect place. It is the 3rd largest island in the Dodecanese, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
In Kos, like most of Greece and her islands, the tourist season ramps up in May and slows down in October. In the shoulder seasons it is around 20-25 during the day. In the summer months you can enjoy temperatures up to 30+ degrees.
As May begins the Greek islands are starting to come alive again, and the start of May also brings our anniversary (9 years now!) Becoming engaged in Kefalos, Kos we have a special connection with the island and indeed Kefalos. Now we want to share our happy memories with you and hope you too will fall in love here too!
We stayed in Kefalos, which is the westernmost town on the island and is situated 43km from the capital Kos Town, and is located around 20 minutes from Kos airport. Kefalos like the rest of Kos is dotted with rich archaeological ruins. Whilst Kos Town boasts the best, Kefalos also has its own worthy sites...
The Basilica of Agios Stefanos
Walking along Agios Stefanos beach to the extreme left of the town you will come across ruins of The Basilica of Agios Stefanos which are from the 5th and 6th centuries. You won’t find any information boards, but this is a stunning site and a must see
Agios Nicolaos Church
100- 200 meters from the coast you will see a stunning tiny island, this is best reached from the above Agios Stefanos beach, you can hire little boats or swim across in around 15 minutes each way. This is Kastri Island and is home to the Orthodox church of Agios Nicolaos, you may not be able to enter the church, but it has lovely views back across to Kefalos, the island is barren but beautiful.
(the proposal spot!!)
Kefalos is split between the resort and the village which is a typical Greek village with narrow lanes and white washed buildings all on a mountain top, there is a look out platform which is actually the ruins of a medieval castle, the views from here are gorgeous and this is where Shannon proposed to Pam- at night- looking at the twinkling lights of the town below. Wander around the village but do stop at Mylotopi- which is a windmill / restaurant in the most gorgeous setting. Expect prices here to be more than the rest of Kefalos but the views are worth it. You can tour the inside of the windmill which kept the inhabitants of Kefalos village surviving almost a century ago.