Kardamena is considered to be the second most visited tourist center on Kos Island after the town of Kos.

It’s very popular among tourists due to numerous hotels, taverns and bars. Kardamena is also considered to be the nightlife center. A lot of clubs and bars are open until morning. There is an opinion that the local clubs are not only equal to those in Kos, they are even better.


The settlement itself is rather small but its narrow streets are quite interesting. A large number of taverns, blue balconies and window blinds, grape vines creeping up the walls, trees and a small church create a lovely atmosphere of the place.

Kardamena is surrounded by a few ancient ruins of the Castle of the Order of St. John, ruins of the Temple of Apollo and even a small Ancient Theatre.

Besides, Kardamena boasts a great ceramics tradition; here existed a large number of workshops, the so-called “tsoukalaria”.

From the harbor you can travel by tourist ship to the neighboring volcanic island of Nisyros.  Numerous “travel agencies” near the harbor will offer you the widest selection of sea voyages.


Kardamena offers a wonderful beach located under a green slope, which adds much beauty to the place.


The only disadvantage of Kardamena is close proximity to the airport and noise of landing planes.

The Central Part of the Island

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