(Greek: Καρδάμαινα), is a small Greek town 7 km from Kos Island International Airport at Antimacheia, situated mid-way along the south coast of the island of Kos.
It lies in the municipal unit of Irakleides, in the Dodecanese. Once a small fishing village, it is now a popular summer destination over the past two decades, offering pubs and restaurants, bars and night clubs and watersports facilities. There are 1,650 inhabitants at the 2011 census with a land area of 35.150 km². Between June and September the town population may triple due to tourist influx.