Kosmas is a mountain village in the municipality of South Kynouria.
It is built in the southeastern part of Parnonas, at an altitude of 1,150 meters, among fir forests. Kosmas is 50 kilometers from Tyros, 32 kilometers from Leonidio and 24 kilometers from Skala and is located on the road connecting the prefectures of Arcadia and Laconia, taking the new asphalt road that starts just above the village. The path through the fir and cedar forests is very exciting. Also nearby is the historic town of Geraki (17km).
It has been officially designated as a traditional settlement. The central square of the village, is covered with spectacular plane trees (planted in 1883), with picturesque cafes and taverns and magnificent views. In the center lies the beautiful church Agoioi Anargyroi. Behind the sanctuary of the church there are three beautiful fountains which are constantly pouring their water. The village houses are stone-built and the local traditional architecture. The village overlooks the Argosaronic Gulf and when the horizon is clear the islands Spetses and Hydra appear. Primary School and Community Shop are distinguished in the village. In Kosmas there is also a library housed in the Community building. The same building houses a small gallery and folklore collection. Around Kosmas there is a magnificent chestnut tree that forms a giant chestnut forest – one of the largest in Greece – where you can enjoy your walk in nature.
The tourist infrastructure is well-developed, with traditional stone-built guesthouses, a 5×5 stadium, and taverns with traditional cuisine featuring fresh local products, a playground and other sports facilities. Kosmas is also known for its local meats and honey. Its taverns offer good food and delicious roasts. In cafes you can taste wonderful topical sweets.
There are historical references of the participation of the inhabitants of Kosmas in both the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Greek-Italian War of 1940. During the Occupation, in 1944, the village was burned by the Germans and the Security Forces and later looted during the Greek Civil War. But it was rebuilt later.
The inhabitants of Kosmas were the first ones to make loom scarves from rods in Greece. Particularly famous were the handmade cosmic weaves and embroidery that the locals designed and made on the loom.