Eleftherias Square

Visit Eleftherias Square for a true taste of traditional Greece, right at the heart of Kos. Discover historic monuments, traditional tavernas and a vibrant market, all within walking distance of the harbour and old town.

Otherwise known as ‘Freedom Square’, Eleftherias is the perfect place to relax after a day in the sun. Choose an open air cafe and sit among the locals as you drink a delicious Greek coffee, watching the world go by.

If you’re buying souvenirs, Eleftherias Square has its very own marketplace. With stalls selling everything from spices to Greek honey, there’s plenty of choice for your gifts and keepsakes. The market hall is open every day until late, so take your time to browse the locally-made items.

With Defterdar Mosque overlooking the square, this is a great place to take photos – so don’t forget your camera. Eleftherias is also home to Kos Archaeological Museum, where you can see some impressive mosaics and statues from the Hellenistic era.

In the evening, the traffic-free square is a peaceful place to enjoy a traditional Greek meal. Romantic lighting sets the mood as you try local delicacies and while reflecting on your day in the sun. With the night still young, take the short walk to the neon lights of Bar Street or head to the harbour for a relaxing drink by the water.