Top things to do in Kos Town

Top Choice Greek in Kos Town

Elia

With its traditional wood-beamed ceiling and partly exposed stone walls covered in murals of the gods of the pantheon, Elia is earthy and friendly, while its small menu is fit for a hard-to-please local deity. At th…
Top Choice Taverna in Kos Town

Pote Tin Kyriaki

Named 'Never on a Sunday' to reflect its opening hours (yes, that's its day of rest), this traditional rough-and-ready ouzerie (place that serves ouzo and light snacks) serves delicious specialities such as stuffed …
Square in Kos Town

Plateia Platanou

The warm, graceful charm and sedate pace of Kos Town is experienced at its best in this lovely cobblestone square, immediately south of the castle. Sitting in a cafe here, you can pay your respects to Hippocrates' p…
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Ancient Agora

Exposed by a devastating earthquake in 1933, Kos’ ancient centre occupies a vast area south of the castle. Back in the 4th century BC, this was the first town ever laid out in blocks, and you can still discern the o…
Historic Site in Kos Town

Hippocrates' Plane Tree

North of the Ancient Agora is the lovely cobblestone Plateia Platanou, where you can pay your respects to the Hippocrates' plane tree, under which Hippocrates is said to have taught his pupils. Plane trees don't usu…
Mezedhes in Kos Town

Petrino Meze Restaurant

Peaceful and balmy, this graceful, if rather 'sanitised', restaurant has a leafy garden shaded by bougainvillea, overlooking Kos Town’s western group of archaeological ruins. The upscale menu includes hearty meat co…
International in Kos Town

H2O

The city's glitziest waterfront eatery at Kos Aktis Art Hotel is patronised by fashionistas and makes for a great stop for a healthy lunch or dinner, out on the decked terrace facing Bodrum. Choose from bruschetta, …
Museum in Kos Town

Archaeological Museum

Housed in an Italian-era building in the central square, the small archaeological museum is finally open after restoration and possesses a wealth of sculptures from the Hellenistic to late Roman eras, with a statue …
Cafe in Kos Town

Aenaos

Tucked beneath an exquisite, still-active mosque, this well-shaded cafe is popular with locals who come to people-watch – or be seen – in its smart interior, or outside on the terrace in the corner of the plateia. T…
Bakery in Kos Town

Pikoula

All three outlets of Kos Town's favourite bakery (the others are at Ethnikis Antistaseos 5 and Makrigianni 28) sell the same dizzying array of doughnuts, pies, cinnamon buns, baklava and chocolate cake, as well, of …