Kos Island Guide

Discover the beauty of the island of Kos.

Villages

Villages


The villages of Kos Island can be visited if you have a rental car after visiting the city of Kos. Each village has 10 different characteristics. The coastal villages are a favorite of the western European (especially Dutch and Scandinavian) tourists of numerous touristic establishments. Especially, the villages of Kardamena, Marmari and Tigaki have become a developed holiday resort with the intense tourist population. In the villages like Pyli and Mastichari, you can get to know the local people more closely and observe the traditional island life.

Filled with green olive trees, Pyli is also one of the most important places of the island with its water resources.

Pyli, the capital of the island of Kos in the Byzantine period, is one of the smaller settlements of the island. Agriculture is the source of livelihood; especially known as tomato paradise. Filled with lush olive trees, Pyli is also one of the most important places of the island with its water resources. The land goddess eler Demeter ’and his daughter Persephone's Temple, which symbolizes crops, are located in the Psoriari Kiparissi region on the hills of Pyli. B.C. In the 20th century, seven statues representing Hades, Persephone and Demeter in the temple were moved to the Archeological Museum of Kos and opened to the exhibition.

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