Best restaurant to eat in Kefalos we thought. Food very nice, reasonable prices, service very good, staff very friendly. Definately recommended. Fantastic setting to relax andenjoy your evening meal.
Set at the top of a hill the views are stunning. The hotel is very clean and the family are very nice. They made us feel very welcome. However, as the hotel is so far away from the harbour the family run a courtesy bus which takes you down to the harbour only at set times of the day and will pick you up to bring you back again at set times only. This is very welcome as it is a long walk down and back up in the heat otherwise. The only drawback is that the last pick up is 10.30p.m. which is very early for those without smaller children and who want to stay out a little later and sample the night life, enjoy a few cocktails etc.
Paradise beach was lovely. A much nicer beach than in Kefalos. More sandy and the sea was a lot warmer. A bit of a shock though when we took the boat trip from kefalos harbour and found we had to wade into the sea with our bags and clothes getting wet up to our waists! Once there its sunbeds galore and lots of watersports. Not many bars or restaurants though only one at the top of the hill! There's a beer boat that comes in apparently through the day further down the beach but only sells cans.
We went 30th June - 7th July 2005 and Kefalos was just really starting to get a little more busier. The open air nightclub was just getting ready to open the day we left as the 2nd week in July through to end of August are their busiest time apparently. Although not like Karamena or Kos Town it is a lot quieter than those two places. Unlike Kos Town and Kardamena you do not get hassled or bothered by people trying to get you into their bars and restaurants as Kefalos is the only place this is not allowed. It makes a pleasantchange not be pounced on everytime you look at a bar or their menu etc.
Great place for the best cocktails (proper one's), on the island at a good price. We went right through the menu ordering a different one every night. Margareta's are divine! Friendly staff, nice setting, lively music. Perfect place to start your evening after your meal.
Hi just back ourselves from Kefalos, although a quieter place than what I'm used to you cannot be anything but impressed with the views from the harbour restaurants and bars and if your staying at the top of the hills like we were,. the views from the hotel were stunning. The greek people are very friendly and warm and you don't get hassled by clubs andrestaurants trying to get you into their bars etc. There are plenty of supermarkets and places to change your money, travellers cheques etc and most hotels do this for you anyway. The bars along the harbour are not too lively but are lively enough and B52 do a fantastic 'proper' cocktail which we took pleasure in trying a different one every evening! The Grand Cafe just next door is a great place to have your night cap (doubles at no extra cost), and Niko's special receipte of Egmek (cake) is out of this world and well worth a try! Food is cheap and very nice in the restaurants.
Old Kefalos is like walking back in time and probably if your staying in Kefalos the only tradional part you will see. The quaint streets all with their painted little houses, the greek men all sitting round their cafe discussing the tourists probably and politics! The little greek old ladies bent over with weak frail bodies walking up and down he cobbled sreets chatting to each other collecting their freshly baked bread.
I agree with Sam they are quite rude and bossy and unhelpful at the airport.
We visited Zia on a trip theWednesday eve before we came home. It was a beautiful little place unlike Kefalos, Kardamena and Kos Town it was totally different to them all. Its just how you expect agreek village to be if you have never been to Greece before. Although we waited over half an hour for our food in the restuarant we went to wehad a fantastic evening. The shops are colourful and cluttered with lots of ceramics, gifts, etc. There are a few lovely little shops as you get off the coach with hand made items and jewellery to which I bought all my gifts for myself and for my friends. We walked up to a restaurant which is supposed to have the best views for the gorgeous sunset where we had a drink and took some really lovely photo's of it. Its all very romantic and a great way to spend your last evening in Kos. There is also a great restuarantand bar just as you come into the village which was very busy and we wished we had gone there for our food. It's on two levels and the views are great across the whole of the island.