Zia Kos

Zia Kos

About Zia

Zia is a small picturesque village up in the mountains near Asfendiou in Kos. It’s about a 20 minute drive from the airport and around the same from the capital Kos town.

Zia is filled with restaurants, many of which have balconies that give spectacular views over the Kos countryside and for that reason they get extremely busy of an evening throughout the tourist season. If you want to visit Zia and plan to go to a rooftop terrace for your evening meal then we’d advise you to get your hotel to call and book you a table when you first arrive on the island. If you can’t do that then get to Zia earlier than you need to and reserve a table when you first arrive, this way you’re more likely to get a balcony edge table rather than an internal table.

Also in Zia you’ll find a number of souvenir shops and local produce shops like the fabric shop in the gallery section below. It’s a delightful place to spend an hour or two and it’s easy to get lost wandering around taking in the local produce and watching the locals go about their business.

Getting to and from Zia can be a bit tricky as the road is quite winding and is not lit the whole way, it’s perfectly achievable in the average hire car though, just take it easy. If you prefer not to drive then a taxt is relatively cheap and there’s always plenty at the end of the night to take you back to your hotel.

There are also bus tours that go up for the evenings and come back down after sunset so booking onto one of the bus tours can save you the hassle of driving up the road, it also allows you to just relax and enjoy the evening out with a bottle of local wine, Mythos or Ouzo.

Quick look guide to Zia

Average Popularity
Good for Couples
Family Friendly
Good for Families
Choice of Restaurants
Great Views

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