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Kefalos, a Greek town, is situated at the southwest side of the island of Kos, in the municipality of Irakleides, 43 km from Kos Town.

It is built on a stone height, dominated by the imposing windmill of Papavasilis and is home to 2,458 inhabitants (2001 census).


The resort of Kefalos is purpose-built, and sits beneath the old town of Kefalos, from which it takes its name.

Looking out onto sea from Kefalos (October 2005)


Kardamena or Kos town are the larger local towns for business.


  • the ruins of a medieval castle
  • the ancient site of Palatia
  • the basilica of Ayios Stefanos at nearby Kamari
  • the cave at Aspri Petra
  • the Monastery of Ayios Ioannis (Thimianos)
  • Mikro Limanaki beach at the north of Kefalos peninsula.

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Coordinates: 36°45′N 26°58′E / 36.750°N 26.967°E / 36.750; 26.967