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Places of interest in Kos


Kos Town

A combination of historic monuments and modern buildings, wide avenues lined with trees and large squares.

 
 
Kos Town
 
Kos town is the capital of the island. It is a combination of historic monuments and modern buildings, wide avenues lined with trees and large squares.
Along the old town’s cobbled streets are numerous shops, restaurants and tavernas with Greek and international cuisine. At night there are plenty of choices: Greek bouzouki, dance bars, nightclubs.

 
Villages of Kos

Kos has some of the most picturesque villages in the Dodecanese. The variety of churches, mosques, ancient, and medieval structures show the importance of the island and the variety of inhabitants over the ages.

Asfendiou

Asfendiou is located on the side of the mountain Dikios 14 km from the town.
Near Tigaki there is a salt valley.  The old settlements are still hidden among the trees on the mountainside. Mountain springs are used for drinking and irrigation of the local farms. 


Zia
 
The village of Zia lies on Mount Dikaios and has many natural streams.  Endemic birds are heard along the small pathways and brilliant white houses.
 
 
 
 
 
Mastihari

Mastihari is a small seaside community with a harbour from which ferries run frequently to the neighbouring island of Kalymnos.

Kardamena

Kardamena is 25 km from Kos town. In this seaside village agriculture and fishing are the main occupations. To the north there is a castle on the hillside, which was inhabited by the Christians.
 
Kefalos

Kefalos lies 45 km from Kos town. It is the most westerly village. Built on an embankment, it is one km off the coast from Kamari. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.

Antimahia

Antimahia (25 km. from town) is built on a plateau near the island's airport and Mastihari. Just 3 kilometres from here is a Venetian castle and two well-preserved Byzantine churches.
 
 

 
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Don't Miss

The C15 Castle of the Knights of St John in Kos Town
An impressive castle with exotic palms
 
The Asklepion The most important monument on the island.

The Plane Tree of Hippocrates
where the Father of medicine taught

A day cruise to Turkey should not be missed!
 

Why Kos  
The birthplace of Hippocrates
 

  4000 years of history
  Tropical island beauty with green fields, olive groves and sandy beaches.
The C15 Castle of the Knights of St John and The Plane Tree of Hippocrates where the Father of medicine taught
  Combination of archaeology and modern facilities
Famous for its watersport activities, Scuba diving, Yachting
 

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