What we know as Kefalos actually comprises of different areas; the old
It is long and sprawling but flat along the length of the bay, with tavernas, cafes and beaches in constant supply. The village beaches comprise sand and shingle and the sea has a clarity that is difficult to describe. Agios Stefanos is an ancient Basilica, with beautiful mosaics, and which also has one of the best beaches in the village area.
The coastline leading to Kefalos has some of the best beaches on the island, including the famous
As you meander along the straight towards the harbour, there are more village beaches which offer opportunities for wind surfing and other low key water sports. Alongside there are tavernas looking straight across the water.
There are some small roads around the back of the
What mustn't be forgotten, and applies to all the villages, is that they are still working fishing villages. Kefalos has a fantastic sheltered harbour which accommodates a plethora of colourful local vessels, but also has the capacity to host yachts and sailing boats.
Night life is centered around the beach side tavernas and the harbour road with views across to the islands of Nissyros and Giali with boats bobbing in the bay.
Moving up the winding steep roads to the old
An old village with narrow streets and quite a lot of traditional houses remaining is what is waiting for you at the top. First of all you have to pass through a rather wonderfully chaotic square where it is worth spending an hour over a coffee just to watch local life.
From there, you can wander around the village and maybe take the path along to the castle and the windmill, both of which seem to be 'masters of all they survey' and they survey a great deal.
There is a great deal more to explore in the Kefalos area; Limnionas, Agios Theologos, Agios Yiannis to name one or two. The area is littered with ancient sites everywhere, as you might expect from the ancient capital of what was once a very wealthy island.
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