A hidden gem in Kefalos
The island of Kos is well known by sun worshippers and rest seekers. Especially because It’s located next to Turkey (which is ideal for sunseekers). Kos Town has a cute city center, a pretty harbor. And very nice beaches. Most of the tourists rent a bike instead of a car because it’s very easy to get around Kos Town by bike. When you want to explore the island of Kos by car I recommend you to go on a road trip to the other side of the island.
Make sure you stay off the main road. Because the views from the smaller roads are so much prettier. These roads will take you to pretty sights with the widest views. Through vineyards, small villages and the most precious donkeys. And you’ll also want to pack some picnic essentials in case you want to make a stop to enjoy the view. Trust me, you will thank me later.
Thomas and I made our way from the harbor of Kos (we were staying in a hotel next to the harbor) past Paradise Beach, all the way to Kefalos. When you reach Kefalos don’t forget that this is not the end of the island. Just keep driving to find the most stunning beaches. Such as Kavo Paradiso Beach and beaches around the old The monastery of Agios Ioannis. This is where nature is almost untouched. A dream for nature lovers and for everyone that wants to make a very unique picture.
On our way to find a restaurant we stumbled across a parking lot, one that led up to The monastery of Agios Ioannis. The old monastery is built in a peaceful and idyllic setting among beautiful plane trees. Next to the monastery, you’ll find the half-ruined bell-tower that has been preserved. And once you’ve reached the smallest church you will ever see, and take a look back to the stairs, you’ll have such an iconic view of Kos. It’s really my favorite.
When was the last time a destination really surprised you?