Kardamaina or Kardamena

Kardamena Kardamaina Kos

Kardamaina is a small town that lies roughly 7kms away from the airport and 29 kms away from Kos town on the south coast of the island of Kos. The town has been built in the area of the ancient city of Alasarna. Archaeological excavations have brought to light the ruins of a sanctuary dedicated to Apollo and Hercules, some traces of a temple of marble dating back to the 3rd century b.C., a theatre and a few constructions of the Roman era. You can also visit the ruins of a Christian basilica dedicated to Aghia Theotita.
Kardamena Kardamaina Kos
Kardamena Kardamaina KosKardamaina used to be a fishing village but has turned into a major tourist destination, catering mainly to the British. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars and even nightclubs (the place is renown for its nightlife). There are beautiful beaches on either side of town that stretch for quite a few kilometres. The waters are nearly always calm, clear and turquoise, at least during the summer, while the beaches are mostly sandy.

From the port of Kardamaina you can take a ferry to Nissyros which is a beautiful island that is well known for its active volcano (nothing too dramatic, you can smell the sulphur, feel the heat, hear the boiling water…) and is a great destination for a day trip.

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