Agios Stefanos beach

It is the north-eastern part of Kefalos and is 3 kilometers from the town. The coastline is named after the ancient basilica, located directly on the beach. From here you can take a photo of the church of St. Nicholas on Castries, clearly visible from the shore. This panorama is the hallmark of Kos in many guides.

Beach description

Tourists named Agios Stefanos beach "colorful". On the coast there is a half-broken basilica of St. Stephen with old-fashioned mosaics.

  1. Sandy Beach is a well organized, well equipped with changing rooms, showers, sun beds and umbrellas.
  2. a low-level, gentle and safe, low-water base is covered with sand, which is valued by those who come to rest with small children.
  3. There Are not many Tourists here, so it is suitable for those who prefer a couple of privacy or vacation.
  4. the pipe sometimes brings the garbage here, but, carrying it with a pouring back, leaves the water clean.
  5. the wind does not allow waves to run at sea.

Because the beach is still semi-surprised, it is better to get here by car. For the car there is a spontaneous parking. Follow the road leading from Kefalos and turn right onto the road, it descends to the beach.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

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There are no hotels located close to the beach. However, now a hotel complex is being built. Therefore, you can stay in any of Kefalos hotels. There are plenty of places to stay. Most of them have 3 or 2 stars. Among them can be distinguished:

Close to the beach there is a tavern with a minimum set of food and drink to satisfy hunger and thirst. For a fun restaurant pastime, you need to go to the capital of Kos, it is 35 kilometers from the beach.

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Royal Bay
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Useful information

Agios Stefanos is among the most photographed beaches. This is due to the combination of the beauty of nature and important historical places near the coast.

  1. The ruins of the early Christian churches are a few meters from the sea.
  2. The rocky island of Castries gives charm to the landscape. It has a stone top and a chapel of St. Nicholas.
  3. You can swim to the islet with the ruins of the Byzantine fortification. It is believed that sailing using a catamaran means adding light to the aura and plus to your karma. It is difficult to move around because of the abundance of sharp stones. Shoes in the form of water shoes will help.
  4. Around the island you can swim in a mask and see an interesting and diverse underwater world. But you should avoid meeting with sea urchins.

The beach participates in ratings:

2 place in rating Kos
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