The village of Antimaheia is situated in the center of the island, on a plateau, right next to the airport. It is one of the oldest communities of the island dating back more than 3.000 years. The deme of the Antimahids already existed during the classical period (4th century bC) and took its name from Antimahos, son of Herakles. Inhabitants of Kos used to live inland thereby avoiding confrontations with pirates, brigands and Ottomans that used to control the seas. The village is very spread out and therefore quite difficult to visit by foot. It is currently home to some 2000 to 3000 people, most of which are farmers or employed in the tourism industry. There is a traditional house to visit as well as the priest’s windmill which is up and running. The castle of Antimaheia is relatively near the village of Antimachia and used to shelter the local population in times of peril. Last but not least a honey festival is organized around August and people can enjoy some of the local honey and other delicacies, as well as traditional music and dancing.