Koskinou is located just 6km from Rhodes town. It lies on top of a hillside and is one of the most important traditional villages on the island with dozens of beautiful homes which have maintained to this day their unique characteristics; The center of the village is a maze of narrow streets whilst from many other points, the views of the sea and the coast of Asia Minor, are impressive. Just 2km away are Kalithea Thermal Springs and the blue flag beaches of Faliraki.
The village is well known locally for its traditional sweet melekouni. Melekouni is honey and sesame bars which are made for traditional celebrations such as weddings and baptisms and handed out to all the guests after the celebration. They symbolize a sweet life and are very particular to Rhodes.
The region has experienced vigorous residential development in the last twenty years, primarily from Rhodians, because of its close proximity to the city. A notable development was the purchase of traditional village properties, a significant number of which have been renovated.