Thursday 22 July 2021

Where we ate in Kefalos

Last year I visited Kefalos, an area in the west of the Greek island of Kos. It's a beautiful place with gorgeous beaches, plenty of hotels, a calm atmosphere and of course, a huge range of delicious restaurants. Here's where we ate in Kefalos, in case you're visiting and looking for recommendations! 

Sydney Bar & Grill

This is a really classy restaurant on the seafront, with gorgeous modern decor and a slight industrial vibe. There is an extensive cocktail list, and the food is gorgeous. I had a delicious pasta dish, and they do burgers, steak, curry and more! There is a pool table inside, and of a night time they have live entertainment too. Mum and dad actually ate here twice while we were in Kefalos, it's that good.


We ate here on our first night, exhausted from a long day of travelling and desperate for something filling. I had chicken a la creme and it was one of the best meals of my life; we went back again later in the week and I had the same thing, that's how good it was. Family-run and just a no-nonsense Greek restaurant, I highly recommend Maria's. Again, it's right on the seafront too!

Taverna Cavos

This is down the end of the seafront near the harbour, and we visited here for lunch a few times - Greek cheese, succulent chicken, nice sandwiches, tasty chips and plenty of cold beer. What more could you want?! Not expensive either, and they have a boss patch of beach for sunbathing where they will come down and serve you drinks if need be.


This was close to our hotel and we visited on a particularly rainy day - they have a really broad menu, including traditional Greek dishes and loads of other options. My dad had liver and onions! The food was nice, not the best we had in Kefalos but still good, and the owner even gave me a lift back to the hotel because the rain had become absolutely torrential. That's the sort of thing you get in Greece, and I love it.

Captain John Restaurant

We had lunch here on our last day, as the beach in front was one of the only places still to have sunbeds out - Kefalos was winding down for the end of season. I had moussaka (delicious) and the staff here are soooo friendly, and there's loads of cats outside who will give you as much or as little attention as you want. Also, we felt earthquake tremors when we were here. An interesting day - but the food is great!


This is down the main road and came highly recommended -  a must visit purely for the big fluffy dog that sleeps in the office by the toilets, in my opinion. I had a stuffed pepper dish and it was soooo flavoursome; apparently they have loads of good vegan options too, so definitely worth checking out if this is something that you require. Gorgeous atmosphere here and, like everywhere, friendly staff.

We did eat in a few more places in Kefalos, but frankly it's been 9 months since we visited and I'm only just getting round to writing this post - so please forgive me! It's a gorgeous resort and if you're heading out there, I'm SO jealous. Have the best time! If you're in the early planning stages and haven't booked a hotel yet, try the Hermes. Great location and a gorgeous hotel - would highly recommend.

1 comment:

  1. Love this blog, so helpful! I've just booked Kefalos for my first solo holiday this year. Was the walk back up to Hermes a struggle? Also do you know if you can hire a quad bike so you can see more of the island? ��