Kos Island Guide

Discover the beauty of the island of Kos.

Historical places

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.

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.

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. The castle is connected to the mainland by a bridge built on Foinikes Avenue and still standing. 


Visiting hours: 
On Mondays from 13:30 to 19:00 
other days are open from 08:00 to 19:00.

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