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Kos is a beautiful island with modern infrastructure.

The signs of time and transfer of many civilizations and people from Kos are alive up today. From the mythical era of Hercules and the Hellenistic era of Asklepios, the ancient stadium, the ancient market and theatre till the present day with their modern infrastructure and housing developments, a number of monuments and residues, reveal the different cultures that have shaped the history and local tradition of the island.

  • Many archaeological places to visit

    Many archaeological places to visit

  • Liberty square

    Liberty square

  • Kos general view

    Kos general view

  • Ancient theater

    Ancient theater

  • The graphical harbor

    The graphical harbor

  • Museum

    Museum

Tourist attractions, venues and activities

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES 

 

The Castle of Neratzia (or Castle of the Knights) was built in the 15th century from the knights. The fortress is very close to the cruise boat jetty and is open in the morning from Tuesday until Sunday. 

Hippocrates ‘Tree. In ancient Greece the great doctor Hippocrates would teach his students under the shadow of this tree. 

Bridge of the Castle of Neratzia. The bridge of the Castle of Neratzia connects Platanos Square with the entrance of the castle.

The Ancient Market of Kos. During ancient times, the Market of every city was its commercial and social center.

The Roman Odeon is considered one of the most significant public structures of ancient Kos. It was built in the 2nd century A.D. Today the conservatory hosts cultural events, especially during the summer months.

The Altar of Dionysos is located a few meters from the Casa Romana. 

Casa Romana – Roman House. One of the most interesting attractions of the island is the Roman House or Casa Romana. This is a Pompeii type villa of the 2nd century A.D.  It consists of 36 rooms and 3 outdoor areas. From the main entrance of the building, starts to perceive the wealth of the findings one. 

Temple of Hercules. The temple is near the plane tree of Hippocrates dates back to the 2nd century B.C. 

Ancient Theatre. The theatre is located in the area of Ampavri, in the southern area of today’s city of Kos. The monument, in the form which survives today, belongs to the category of the big urban Roman theatres. 

Asklepion, a hospital from the classic era, nests in forested hills, 3.5km west of the city. It divides into three huge levels that are connected with stone steps. At the upper and lower level were patient wings and in the middle level a an array of temples overlook.

The Mosque of Lozias. Kos (City). The mosque Gazi Hasan Pasa, well known as the mosque of Lozias or the Mosque of the Plane Tree, is located on Lozias square, where the Plane Tree of Hippocrates.

 

MUSEUMS 

Archaeological Museum of Kos (City). The two levels high building at Freedom square that houses today's Archaeological Museum Kos is a protected monument of the era when the Italians had taken over, built in 1935. The most significant sculptures, as well as mosaics and statues. Also the imposing statue of Hippocrates of the 4th century B.C, while a relief with banquet scene and funerary sculptures are shown on the walls. Statues (Demeter, Kori, Athena, Aphrodite, Nymphs, Fortune, etc. a seated Hermes.). 

International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos (City). The area of the plot today amounts to 380,000m2. The whole plot extends to a slope offering the guest a unique view from the surrounding area, from the city Kos and Asia Minor. Precious plants but also herbs of the Greek flora, for which Hippocrates were medicine for every disease; they come to life in a physical space around the International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos.

 

 

BEACHES 

Therma, Ag.Fokas, Cavo Paradiso, Ag.Stefanos, Ag.Theologos, Kamari, Kardamaina, Karnagio, Koxylari etc. 

 

Shore Excursions

 

Thermal Beach or Center Therma is a hugely enjoyable outing on the coast near Kos town. Thermal waters flow from the base of the cliffs into the sea, and a small circle of stones keeps the water by the beach very hot. Swim into the sea away from the stones to marvel at hundreds of bubble streams emitted from sulphurous vents in the sea floor. Bus number 5, which again leaves from the stop next to the tourist information office, serves the beach. (But some no 5s stop short of the beach, so only take a no 5 that says 'Center Therma' on the front).

 

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