Kos Sightseeing

Kos sightseeing
Sightseeing: 31 things to see in Kos island

Kos lies in the center of the Dodecanese complex and is one of the most popular Greek islands. Sandy beaches and rich history are the two major attractions of Kos, along with vivid nightlife. There is much interesting sightseeing on the island, including the impressive Sanctuary of Asclepius (Asklepieion), the Ancient Agora, the Venetian Castle in Kos Town and the Fortress in Antimachia. A picturesque village to visit in Kos is Zia, while nice beaches are Thermes, Paradise, Mastichari and Agios Stefanos. Popular activities in Kos are windsurfing and diving. Visitors also have the chance to take a boat trip from Kos Town to the tourist resort of Bodrum in Turkey.

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Best Sightseeing

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Asklepieion is the most significant archaeological site on the island. In antiquity, it worked as a healing center and it got its name from Asklepios, son of Apollo and protector of health and medicine.

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Nerantzia Castle, or else the Castle of the Knights, is located at the entrance of the port, Kos Town. It was built in the 14th century by the Knights of Saint John, on the site of a former Byzantine fortress.

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The Roman Odeon was constructed in the 2nd century BC and it has been very well preserved. It hosted crowds of people that gathered to watch fights between prisoners as it happened in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome.

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This house is a beautiful Roman mansion and its architectural style resembles of the houses in Pompeii. Some remarkable frescoes and nice atriums can be seen inside.

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The myth says that under this plane tree in Kos Town, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, would teach his students the secrets of healing. Of course, this is a descendant of the original tree.

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The Venetian Castle of Antimachia is located on a hill above the village, offering a gorgeous view of the sea. It was constructed in the 14th century and its walls survive in a good state today. Inside the castle, there are two churches.

Best villages

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Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Kos Town is the capital and main port of the island. Its architecture is a mixture of Venetian, Ottoman and modern style. The most characteristic spot of the town is the strong Castle at the port.

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Location: 16 km south of Kos Town
Description: Zia is a beautiful, mountainous village in the centre of the island, offering amazing view to the island. Some tourism development is noticed in the village but the atmopshere is still authentic.

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Location: 23 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Antimachia stands in the southern side of the island and it is the closest village to the airport. On a hill above Antimachia, there is an imposing Venetian castle.

Best beaches

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Location: 27 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Mastihari is an exotic beach with soft, white sand and emerald water. Many windsurfing centres are located along this beach.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Windsurfing, Water sports

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Location: 12 km south of Kos Town
Description: Thermes is a small cove with black pebbles and hot water. The beach is surrounded by huge rocks.

Type: Pebbled, Organised

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Location: 40 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Kefalos beach is long and sandy cove on the southern side of the island. At the entrance of the cove, there is the picturesque Kastri islet.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Windsurfing, Water sports

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Location: 30 km south west of Kos Town
Description: The beach of Kardamena always gets very popular in summer, as this is the busiest tourist resort in Kos. The crystal water and the organized facilities attract many visitors.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Party, Diving Club, Water sports

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Location: 3 km north of Kos Town
Description: Lambi is a popular beach in close distance from Kos Town, organized with sun beds, umbrellas and many tourist facilities.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 20 km south west of Kos Town
Description: Marmari is a popular beach on the northern side of the island. It is located between Tigaki and Mastihari.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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