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Kardamena Holidays 

Kardamena is one of the most popular and vibrant tourist destinations for Brits travelling out to the Greek island of Kos. Kardamena holidays bring everything; lively party venues, golden beaches to relax on, culture, delicious Greek food cooked up on the seafront and some stunning natural scenery. It’s legendary for its lively nightlife scene and hosts a range of different nights from hip hop to house. During sunshine hours, Kardamena gives relaxation seekers and families a laid-back beach atmosphere; you'll love kicking back on its warm, golden sands. It's easy to see why it has a place in our fun and affordable selection of Greek holidays.

30 °C

The temperature ranges from pleasantly warm in the autumn, spring and winter months, with temperatures in the early 20s (°C), to fantastically hot for the summer months with temperatures generally hitting the 30s (°C).

6.5 hours

Kardamena is just 2 miles away from Kos Airport.

Book a cheap holiday to Kardamena with Airtours and dive deep into the vibrant Kos atmosphere, enjoy good food and good culture and live it up sunbathing, swimming and windsurfing on the gorgeous Kardamena beaches. 

Featured holidays in Kardamena

Hotel Koala

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Small and friendly hotel
  • Great central location
  • Comfortable rooms

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Based on 327 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

smartline More Meni Residence

3 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Central location in Tingaki
  • Fresh and modern rooms
  • Adult-focused hotel

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 31 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Kalloudis Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • In the quiet resort of Tingaki
  • Close to beach, shops and tavernas
  • Modern and comfortable accomodation

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Based on 273 reviews

Based on 4 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Sunshine Hotel

3 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Family-run hotel
  • 300m from the beach
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 173 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

smartline More Meni Cosmopolitan

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet and laid-back atmosphere
  • Close to the beach
  • Fantastic food

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 364 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Kardamena is famous for its lively party scene; the clubs are unbeatable for fun, value and variety, and the natural beauty makes the beaches a good place to nurse your hangover or relax with the kids. Kardamena is also alive with culture and the town puts on a number of events celebrating Greek culture and history throughout the year. It's not hard to see why we've included it in our fantastic selection of beach holidays in Greece. 

You could definitely spend your whole holiday hanging out on Kardamena’s beach with its soft sand and gorgeous, clear, turquoise waters. The beach has everything you need with a range of eateries serving delicious Greek food and rows of sunbeds to catch the sun rays on. Kardamena’s beach is a great spot if you’re adventurous and looking to explore the sea and test your limits with the local water sports on offer, including scuba diving, windsurfing and jet skiing. Kardamena is also known for its great boat tours for those looking to explore a little further out.

The Kardamena Harbour is a good place for a stroll if you're looking to soak up some of the local culture as the harbour is buzzing with fisherman, tour guides and local boat owners. It's the place you’ll need to head to if you want to make the most of the local boat tours and boat parties. Kardamena is also home to some charming Greek cafes and restaurants serving up home cooked food in fabulous surroundings. The town also puts on colourful cultural events throughout the year like the 'Fish Festival', where local fisherman cook up their best catches and the 'Alasarnia' festival where you can revel in traditional dancing, theatrical performances and entertaining sporting events.

Kardamena is the place to make party memories. The town is jam packed with buzzing clubs hosting DJs who spin tracks from every kind of genre; from hip-hop to house and from pop to hard rock. With UV, boat, foam and paint parties; Kardamena spoils you for choice when it comes to party adventures.

Kardamena is best for

Sunshine seekers: With super hot temperatures, silvery sand and warm, clear waters, it's the ideal beach holiday. Bask in the sun and relax with your partner, drink beer or cocktails in the sunshine with friends, or get in some family time, building sandcastles on the beach with the kids. 

Party animals: If you’re looking to make the absolute most out of your party years or for the old school ravers looking to relive their glory days, Kardamena offers a wide variety of club nights and is well known for its parties.

Culture buffs: Kardamena is a hidden cultural gem as archaeologists have unearthed the impressive Temple of Apollo here.

Fast facts

Language: Kardamena's official language is Greek. 

Currency: The currency used in Kardamena is the Euro.

Local time: Kardamena is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kardamena is just 2 miles away from Kos Airport.

Flight time: Flight time is approximately 6 hours and 50 minutes.

Tourist Information: Further Kardamena tourist information can be found at:

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on health and visas for holidays in Kardamena.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Mid 30s (°C) in the summer and early 20s (°C) in spring, autumn and winter. 

Best time to visit Kardamena: If you’re craving hot weather and sunshine, you'll enjoy Kardemena the most in the summer months when temperatures range from the mid 20s to the early 30s. In the summertime, Kardamena boasts up to 14 hours of sunshine. If you're not a fan of the heat but you're looking for a warm beach getaway then Kardamena has comfortably warm temperatures of around 14 to 20°C in the spring, autumn and winter.

Getting Around

By train: The train is an affordable way to explore the whole of Kardamena; leaving from the harbour and running through the whole town. 

By taxi: Taxis are easy to come by in Kardamena and you'll generally get a good deal.

By hire car: Cheap cars are also available to hire.

By bus: There are regular buses that leave from the town centre for Kos Town and other destinations. The bus is good for those out for a bargain as it's a very cheap way to travel.


For theatre and arts lovers: The 'Alasarnia' summer festival is a culture and arts festival offering everything from drama acts to sports competitions. 

For reality TV fans: 'Reem Parties' host the stars of the 'The Only Way is Essex' at local club nights.

For foodies: For the best authentic Greek seafood, check out the 'Fish Festival' held in October.

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