A quaint mountain village, as you climb up the hill which is part of the Asfendiou countryside. (As you head up the slopes of Mount Dikaios). It has winding streets that lead up to a pretty church, from inside and out. The Church of Panagia. The views from here of the island are quite remarkable. You are welcome to visit the church if it is open too… It really is beautiful.
As you walk up towards this picturesque church you pass chickens and donkeys, flowers and stone houses with pretty colourful gardens. Lagoudi is a real old fashioned traditional village.
It has a slow pace of life, and peace and tranquility. There is also an old style Cafe Neon where the YiaYia welcomes you in for refreshments. See all the old photo’s on the wall, and marvel in how life used to be in Kos in days gone by.
Lagoudi is a popular place to retire to, many Europeans have bought and reconstructed old houses here and in the nearby villages of Pyli. Many Greek families are obviously living here too! There are also many town folk that have summer houses in this pretty, unspoilt little village.
The local bus service does operate to and from this area, but your best bet to get the most out of the mountains would be to hire a car for the day, and then you can go at your own pace, and really enjoy the atmosphere, and take a walk around the lanes and visit the other villages to, such as Evangelista and Zia.