Sunset In Zia
Zia by far has the best view of the sunset on Kos. Offering panoramic views across the whole of the north coastline of Kos this is the place to be as the sun slowly slips behind the island of Kalymnos. There is also a great selection of restaurants in the village of Zia, many of which have rooftop terraces enabling you to take in the glorious view whilst feasting on traditional Greek dishes. Despite being a popular tourist spot, local transport to the village is poor and there is no way of getting up there in the evening unless you hire a car. So, if you would like a relaxing evening a stunning view whilst enjoying a great meal, let us do the driving so you can enjoy a lovely glass of chilled wine or beer as you enjoy the sunset. As an extra service we will also reserve you a table at the restaurant of your choice – ensuring your whole evening runs smoothly.
Half Day Tour
If you wish to see the best that Kos town has to offer in comfort and style, and then why not join us on our half day City Tour. Our guide will accompany you throughout the day taking you around the ancient sites of our cosmopolitan town. You will see the Ancient Tree of Hippocrates where the father of modern medicine was thought to have taught his students. Wander around the castle of the Saints (Venetian castle of the Knights of St.John), the bridge, crossing over the beautiful Avenue of Palms and take some excellent photographs of the harbour and its many wooden cruise boats. The Museum in Kos hosts many antiquities, including impressive mosaics and a statue of Hippocrates. The Casa Romana will take you back to the Italian occupation and give you a chance to see some of the best preserved mosaics in Greece. The final stop will be to the Temple of Hippocrates, the Asclepion. Perched on a hillside overlooking the whole of Kos Town and Turkey this ancient site not only offers you some excellent photo opportunities but will also take you back in time to the beginning of the medical world as we know it. On our half day tour an extra stop will be made at the beautiful mountainside village of Zia. Zia overlooks the whole of the north coastline of Kos and for photo enthusiasts is the best vantage point on the whole island offering views to the neighboring islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati. Zia is famous for its local crafts and locally grown herbs and spices. You will have plenty of free time to wander around the village, shop for gifts or moments of your holiday or just sit in a rooftop taverna taking in the view.
Let us unlock the past and take you on a journey of discovery around this beautiful island. We’ll take you from North to South, from mountain villages to beach resorts and show you the many faces of Kos. A visit to the Asclepion – the temple of Hippocrates – will start of your tour, a chance for you to step back in time to the beginning of modern medicine as we know it. In the village of Zia, fantastic photo opportunities await you with the stunning views overlooking our neighboring Greek Islands and across to Turkey. After your photographs you can take a walk around the many stalls and buy unique mementos from your stay here in Kos. If you like cooking, Zia is the best place to buy your herbs and spices; they are freshly picked from local fields and are great value for money. If you enjoy hearing about local myths and legends, then a visit to the local springs at Pyli will whet your appetite. According to local folklore, by drinking out of these springs you will be rewarded with eternal youth and fertility. Be sure to take some empty bottles with you! In Andimachia you will witness Greek life at the start of the 19th century when you visit the traditional house and windmill. An opportunity for you to experience Greek life from times gone by. As a contrast to the traditional we will also show you to the modern side of life on Kos at the many beach resorts Kos has on offer; Kefalos, Mastichari, Kardamena to name just a few. Your guide will be your escort for the day and he will bring the island alive with his local knowledge and experiences. If you really want to discover what life in Kos is like during your holiday, then this is a day not to be missed.