Kardamena is widely regarded as Kos’s number one party destination, boasting bars and clubs that stay open long into the morning.
Chances are, if you’re in the area and looking for an action-packed night out, you’re heading to Kardamena.
The majority of Kardamena’s nightlife scene is clumped together. Most people start out at the bars on aptly-named Bar Street, before heading out to the clubs along the harbour. It doesn’t get quite as rowdy as other Greek party resorts like Malia and Laganas, but what it does, it does well.
What Kardamena is particularly good for is variety – it’s known here that the bars each have their own distinct flavours, from karaoke stints to beer-focused, sporting matches playing on TV to cocktail-heavy drink lists.
You’ll want to do a little wandering on your first evening out to see which bars best match your nightlife vibes. The bars tend to shut their doors or at least lower the music around midnight, so from there, it’s down to the clubs.
Along the waterfront, you’ll find a collection of big night clubs that attract the likes of international DJs and music-lovers. Similarly, if you want foam parties, fancy dress and a whole lot of dancing, you’ve come to the right place.
Best bars and clubs
Bar 1960 – Set in Kardemena’s main square, Bar 1960 is a crowd favourite for holidaymakers of all ages, with football on TV, a long list of cocktails and old school music.
Downtown – Downtown isn’t huge but has distinctly trendy vibes that turn easy-going nights into sunrise-watching parties – the music, energy and crowd Downtown attracts is that lively.
Starlight Club – Packing in more than 1,000 partygoers and with world-famous DJs on the roster, Starlight Club is Kardamena’s token epic spot, boasting big time dance floors and parties of all shapes and sizes.