village of Zia is the highest inhabited point of
the island. It is located on the slopes of Mount Dikaios (Oromedon) and is
about 14 km from away from the town of Kos.
Zia is surrounded by lush pine and cypress forests. Olive groves and scattered
oak dot its outskirts, while several water springs flow from the mountain. As
visitors follow the uphill climb to Zia, they have the opportunity to admire a
unique green landscape. Arriving in the village, the view is truly breathtaking.
The whole island spreads beneath Zia and opposite lies Kalymnos, while the
coast of Asia Minor clouds the horizon.
Zia is proud for its delightful sunset that captivates the visitor, truly the
most beautiful image of the Aegean.
In Zia you can wander in the narrow paths and admire the traditional houses
with their typical island layout. Many restaurants offer delicious traditional
dishes whereas in the traditional cafeterias you can try the handmade desserts of
Kos. On the main street of the village there are also several shops with
traditional and handmade products, from classic souvenirs to spices and