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Mastichari, Kos 85302

Explore The Island of Kos!

Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush vegetation, ancient and medieval monuments, tree-lined wide roads, large squares, parks, a superb city plan and an extensive bicycle routes are the distinctive characteristics of the third largest island of the Dodecanese, Kos!

The island’s trademark is its medieval castle (Nerantziá Castle) situated at the entrance of the port. Wander along the impressive avenue with the Palm Trees, or stroll around famous squares like Platánou Square and Elefthería Square and admire legendary buildings, remains of the Italian rule.

Interested in history? Don’t forget to visit the ancient city of Kos and observe important archaeological findings dating back to the 4th century. Did you actually know that you can sit under the plane tree where Hippocrates himself, the Father of Medicine, used to teach his students and examine his patients? The plane tree must be over 2,500 years old, and actually is the oldest in Europe!

Don’t miss the 4th century Asclipiion, the Antimáhia 15th century castle with its imposing battle tower, as well as one of the most scenic villages of Kos with distinctive traditional character, Ziá nestled amongst a dense cedar forest.

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