Kos Island Guide

Discover the beauty of the island of Kos.

Kos Island Historical Places

Kos Island Historical Places


Kos Island, known as the father of medical science, is one of the most important symbols of the island in the hometown of Hippocrates and the world-famous Hippocrates Tree in the city center. Asklepion, located 4 km from the city center, is a historical site dedicated to Asklepios, the god of health, after the death of Hippocrates. In mythological times, Hippocrates has shown that human therapy can be achieved through education, and has established a medical center called Asklepion. Nowadays, there are historical temples, a medical school, the Roman Baths and the remains of the Apostle Apostle. Kos Island Archeology Museum, which was built by the Italians in 1935, and a statue of Hippocrates made of marble outside the ruins of Greek and Roman civilizations, is one of the most important places on the list of places to visit.

Tree of Hippocrates

Tree of Hippocrates

There is the Hippocrates Tree, believed to be lecturing students to Hippocrates in the shade of the village, 500 meters away from Kos, 2400 years ago.

Asklepion

Asklepion

Asklepion, which is 4 km away from the city center, is a region dedicated to Asklepios, the god of health, after the death of Hippocrates.

Castle of the Knights

Castle of the Knights

The Castle of the Knights, built on the ruins of an ancient fortress, formerly known as the Neratzia Fortress, is located at the entrance of Kos Harbor.

Casa Romana (House of Rome)

Casa Romana (House of Rome)

Casa Romana is a 1800 year old Roman Villa with 26 rooms and 3 pools.

Agora (Old Market Place)

Agora (Old Market Place)

The Kos Market Place, located near the Archaeological Museum, is considered one of the largest in the ancient world.

Monastery of Agia Ioannis

Monastery of Agia Ioannis

In this monastery, various rites are held by clergy in August.