Take on a journey to the rich history of Kos through the important sights of the island’s town. Full of the aromas and flavours of the thousands stories narrated by the civilizations that have left their marks there, the island of Hippocrates’ capital enchants visitors by a constant alternation of eras and cultures. Let’s discover the most important sights in Kos town!

Nerantzia’s Castle

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Photo by kos.gr

It was built by the Knights of the Order of St. John in the early 15th century with materials from ancient buildings. Along with the St. Peter Knights Castle, it controlled the narrow sea passage between ancient Bodrum and Kos.

Knightly Residence of Governor Francesco Sans

Built in 1514 by the Governor of Kos, Fransesco Sans, it is the only saved secular building from the chivalrous period in Kos. It is located in Akti Miaouli.

Hippocrates Plane Tree

platanos ippokrati by Ferdi de Gier

Photo by Ferdi de Gier

Visit the Centenarian plane tree, in the shade of which, according to tradition, Hippocrates used to teach his students.

Mosque of Gazi Hasan Pasha of Loggia