Asomatos Village, Kos island: Asomatos is a picturesque village lying on the slopes of Dikeos Mountain. It is located 14 km from the centre of Kos and is one of the quietest settlements of Kos, totally untouched by tourism.
Its strong traditional layout is a combination of whitewashed houses and narrow paved alleys which emit an old charm and tempt the visitors to wonder around this small village. Asomatos is surrounded by a vast area of lush vegetation, olive groves and vineyards. It provides good trekking routes, for the nature lovers.
The 11th century church of Agioi Asomati (meaning saints with no bodies) dominates the village, giving the area its name. It is also worth visiting the Church of Evangelistria which stands at the center of the settlement.
Dikeos mountain – Kos (Greece)
Dikeos is the highest mountain of Kos, the highest peak is 846 meters (nearly 2,800 feet). Dikeos is located more or less south of Kos town, about 15 kilometers (9mi) away. On the northern slopes of Dikeos you will find Zia, the most picturesque village of the island. The southern slopes are steep and bare, the northern slopes gradually run down and are covered with forests. The northern slopes must be among the most spectacular landscapes on the island.
Here a natural park is also located, the Kos Natural Park. This park is well maintained and there are all kinds of animals in the park, deer and goats, chickens and rabbits. There are stone footpaths for those who enjoy hiking and the view of Kos town and the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos from the park is astonishing. In the park there is a snack bar and a children’s playground. The park is open every day from 9:00 am to sunset. On the top of Dikeos Mountain, above Zia, you will find the historic chapel dating from the year 1079, dedicated to Dikeos Christos.