Here is our section with things to see and do in Town Kos. Discover 10 interesting sightseeing in Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Kos.
The Archaeological Museum of Kos stands in the heart of Kos Town. It includes findings from the Ancient Agora, the Asklepieion and other sites on the island.
Asklepieion is the most significant archaeological sight on the island. In antiquity, it worked as a healing centre and it got its name from Asklepeios, sun of Apollo and protector of health and medicine.
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.
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, like it happened in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome.
This house is a beautiful Roman mansion and its architectural style ressembles of the houses in Pompeii. Some remarkable frescoes and nice atriums can be seen inside.
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.
Ancient Agora includes the remains of the ancient town of Kos. It is located close to the harbour. The ancient town had ample streets, sanctuaries, a stadium, gymnasium and other settlements.
The Hellenistic Gymnasium is part of a complex of the Hellenistic and Roman periods that also includes the Acropoli, the Hippodrome, the Nymphaeum a very elaborated structure dating from the 3rd century BC, as well as the ruins of the temples of Aphrodite and Hercules
The rich history of Kos, and all Dodecanese islands in general, has vividly left its mark on the architecture of the islands. That is the case with the mosques of Kos Town, strong reminders of the Ottoman rule on the island, that lasted for about four centuries.
The ruins of Dionysos Temple are located south of the Kos harbour, passing the ancient agora, on Vasileos Pavlou Street. It is close to the Roman House
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