Nature’s Best – The Top Natural Sites of Kos

The Top Natural Sites of Kos

The vibrant green of nature and the soothing blue of the sea came together in a magnificent blend that is the island of Kos, right at the edge of the European continent. At a first glance, Kos doesn’t seem to have anything more to offer that its extensive beaches, but there is so much more; here are the most noteworthy natural sites to visit when in Kos island.

The Wetlands of Psalidi: a seaside salt lake in the southeastern part of Kos, Psalidi is a natural sanctuary for dozens of species such as flamingos, turtles and foxes. You can visit the Psalidi wetlands through specially designated hiking routes.

The Tigkaki Salinas: a Natura 2000 protected area, the Salinas of Tigkaki are a resting point in the travels of many migratory birds, thanks to the rich fauna and flora of the spot. A beautiful natural location that becomes magical at sunset time.

The thermal springs of Kos: Scattered throughout the island, you will come across numerous natural springs of thermal waters, the main source of which is the active volcano of the island of Nisyros. The most significant springs are those of Agios Fokas, with waters rich in nutrients that attract many visitors for their therapeutic properties.

The Plaka Forest: or forest of the peacocks is a pine forest loved by locals and visitors alike as a convenient picnic spot with an abundant peacock, squirrel and turtle population. Easily accessible and with a cool water spring, it is a favorite natural spot for children and adults alike.

Dikaios Mountain: the highest mountain of Kos is bustling with life, as it is full of animals, from deer and foxes to squirrels and weasels. The beauty of untouched nature is unsurpassable, and the panoramic views cover the entire island, rewarding you with picture perfect images of Kos.

For any additional information on the natural sites of Kos island, routes, destinations and suggestions, do not hesitate to address the Diamond Deluxe Hotel’s concierge.
The Top Natural Sites of Kos