The Traditional Park in Zia - Up in the quaint village of Zia (which can be also reached by the local bus service), you will not only be able to do some shopping, visit the little church, enjoy fabulous food, BUT new this year, is the splendid added extra of being able to take in the mountain air, and fresh country smells, and find yourselves away from the main street, not far from the last taverna on your left…. around the corner and into the hillside, at this wonderful Traditional Park of Zia.
A great deal of time and effort has been put into this family project, so that the visitors to the island and of course those that live here, can take in the incredible out of this world scenery of Zia. The backdrop of the mountains, the forest stretched out infront of you and being able to see the landscape, and amazing views, whilst walking along stone paths, and up cobbled steps, stopping off for a rest on one of the many wooden benches throughout the area, and keeping cool in the shade.
Every now and again, coming across the animals that have been given or found by friends and family in Kos, all which enrich this park, and the children adore.
Towards the top you will find a play area for the children, swings, slides and a place where you can relax and really enjoy the scenery whilst sipping a refreshment, eating a toasted sandwich or an ice-cream. The park is open till half an hour after sunset, which is photographers paradise, as you can imagine, and you certainly don’t have to have children to love this park, it’s great for all. However, make sure you are wearing good walking shoes, and are feeling fit-ish!
Further up still, you can swing gently in one of the many hammocks in the gentle breeze of the summer, or take a look all around you at the fabulous views with the telescope situated a little higher.
The park is full of natural herbs, that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and glorious flowers, and pine and olive trees, a perfect place for you if you enjoy the outdoors and the countyside, with the added bonus of the farm animals and playground too for the children.
Entrance is 3 euro for adults and 1.50 for children, children under the age of 6 go free.