The Old Town of Kos has some wonderful shops, leather goods, handbags, gold and silver, olive oil products, honey, embroidery, chess sets, towels, tourist bit and bobs, it’s fantastic! There are of course plenty of lovely cafe/bars too when all that shopping becomes thirsty work!
Obviously, it is not as large at the one in Rhodes, but still well worth a visit! It stretches out over a zebra crossing too. Walk through the cobbled stone street that is usually bustling with people both day and night, and browse in the shops that have lots of hidden treasures or dine in one of the restaurants.
The Old Town is easily located from the Main Square in Kos Town, and not far away from the Centre Bus stop or parking areas. If you are coming into town by bus, the best way is to look for a large church opposite the bus station (or ask) for The Church of Agia Paraskevi. Once you find this you are practically in the Old Town itself, either by going down the large white steps, or from the side of the church which takes you into the middle of the Old Town .
Open usually from about 10.00am, some of the shops close for an afternoon nap, but most stay open, and till late into the evening. Lovely strolling around these cobbled streets in the cool night air, stopping off for something to eat and drink, or just sitting watching the world go by, at any time of day.
Happy Shopping! There are many beautiful things to buy and a huge selection of local traditional products and crafts.