Known to the ancient Greeks as Oromedon, Orion or Dikaion, it is the highest mountain in Kos, with an altitude of 846 meters.
The origin of its name is unknown. Its composition consists of marble and limestone, as well as large masses of plutonic and volcanic rocks. During the contact of the volcanic rock with the limestone and the marble, metallurgy develops in certain areas, with characteristic deposits of multicolored metal oxides. The distribution of altitudes is not symmetrical.
The distance between the ridge and the coast towards the northern axis of the mountain is about 7 km, while opposite to the south the mountain has a large slope towards the sea.
The intense human activity in the surrounding area from ancient and medieval times is seen by the finding of relics, remnants of a medieval settlement, water tanks, bricks and abundant pottery utensils.
We offer transfer throughout the island of Kos
Distance: 16.0 km
Duration: 18 mins