The attractions of Kos

The island of Kos is large, and it is ideal for explorations in the amazing natural environment. It has a history that stretches back in centuries; the ancient temple of Asclepius, the short passage of the Knights of Rhodes, the short distance of Turkey, and the Italian Occupation in the early 20th century, shaped the character of the island...

Worth a visit:

Archaeological Museum of Kos: It was funded during the Italian Occupation in 1935, and is housed in a preserved building, it has been described by many as an example of the international style left by the Italian Occupation.


Animachia Castle: The castle was built by Ioannites knights in the 14th century, to strengthen the defense of the island inside. The most important historical moment of the castle was in June 1457.Fifteen knights and 200 inhabitants resisted for 23 days and finally managed to force the 1600 Ottomans to lift the siege and leave the island. Even today the castle reflects the historical grandeur.

Neratzia Castle: It took its name from the sour oranges that grew on its yard. It was connected with the town of Kos by a bridge,that still survives nowadays, while underneath is an impressive path full of palm trees. The castle was built to control the sea passage to the Holy Land during the Crusades.

The Tree of Hippocrates: : Near the castle of Neratzia and the Ancient Market of Kos is located this perennial tree, where its huge trunk has created a cave. According to the tradition, under his shadow, Hippocrates was teaching his students, while near the tree, there are two fountains from the Ottoman Occupation, with an inscription in Arabic, which says that their water is from the spring of Hippocrates.

Casa Romana: It is the restored Roman House (Casa Romana). The house is decorated with mosaic walls and floors, which represent the seabed, dolphins, wild animals, and in general the nature. The mosaic of a Nereid riding a hippocampus stands out as one of the most amazing and beautiful.