Greece City: Kos

The capital is the town of Kos lies in an extensive canopy bay on the very northeast of the island. More than half of the islanders live here, and a strongly scattered around the neighboring quarters, a pretty harbor and a variety of medieval buildings give it an easily recognizable appearance.


Extensive squat Neagrani castle (Opened from April to October – from Thursday to Sunday from 8.00 to 18.00, from November to March – from 8.30 to 14.thirty; 3 euros) lies almost on the coastline – the beaches will approach directly to his walls, and the former fortress ditch looked down and turned into a picturesque Boulevard Finikon, Choped palm trees. Most of this double citadel was built between 1450 and 1514, and then repeatedly strengthened and upgraded. Right opposite the gate rises Platan Hippocrata – One of the oldest trees in Europe, by different estimates with age from 900 to 700 years. Nearby are also shown Two fountains Ottoman period, Hasan Pasha Mosque (XVIII B.), also known as the mosque of the loggia (shops are placed on its first floor), and built by Italians Archaeological Museum (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 14.thirty; 3 euros) on Platia Eleftherias with a good collection of ancient sculpture.

Agora Ancient Spit is now closed for work, since Chaos Ruins here recently began almost impass. But you can visit the so-called "Western excavations", Disconvected two intersecting streets laid out marble, as well as a closed colonnade of some antique structure. In the same area, several interesting mosaics were found, the most famous of which – "Europe, kidnapped by Zeus" – entered all the encyclopedia of the world as a unique sample of ancient Greek art. South, for Grigoriu Tou Pemptou, lies Roman Odeon, Restored during the 1930s and again injured from the earthquake in 2000, as well as a rich Roman mansion Casa-Romana (III B. N. NS., It is also closed on the restoration) with beautiful mosaics for animalistic topics.

Strongly commercialized Old city Lies between Italian market on Platia Eleftherias and lonely Minaret On Platia Dhiagoras, adjacent to the Western Archaeological Zone. This is one of the few regions of the city who survived the earthquake of 1933, so she has long turned into a peculiar showcase of Spit, crowded with expensive tourist shops, cafes and snacks. At the same time, the only truly old structure here is a pretty Turkish fountain At the crossroads of Apellou and Odhos Venizelou. The best nightclubs, restaurants and cafes are concentrated here, although there are a lot of them and near the port.

Tourist office

Municipal Tourist Office on Vassileos Yeoryiou 3 Opened from May to September – from Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 14.45 and from 17.00 to 20.00, on Saturdays – from 9.00 to 14.00; From October to April – from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 14.thirty. Here you can find local maps, bus timetables and ferries.

Beach rest

On the beaches within the city, as a rule, music is extremely crowded, playing music and there are many cafes and bars. To the north of the city port stretches for one kilometer Sandy beach and resort Lambi (Lambi), and a few kilometers to the east – a small resort town Psalidi (Psalidi) with a small beacon. 10 kilometers south of braid there is a beach with thermal sources and black volcanic sand.

Around the city

Kos Homeland Hippocratic, so it is not surprising that there is a tree, street, park, statue and international medical institute of his name. And the main historical site of the island is also associated with his name Asclepion (Open from May to October from Thursday to Sunday from 8.00 to 18.00, from November to April – from 8.30 to 14.thirty; 3 euros) 4 km south of the city. This is one of the three such complexes of Greece, based after the death of the hippocracy, but who used its methods. Now the ruins of this ancient facilities can be easily distilled on three artificial terraces, even fragments of the pipeline, once supplied it with water from mountain sources, are still easily visible, even though the hospital knights used a stone from the walls of the ancient temple for their needs.

Cities of Greece Kos

Halfway to askeypion lies the village Platon (Platanion, or kermedes) – one of the last Turkish communes on the island. Its decoration is a few excellent Turkish taverns, a fountain and … A beautiful Jewish cemetery in a pine grove – just 300 meters from as well-kept Muslim necropolis. And the old synagogue (1934 g.) In the style of Ar Deco on Alexandhrou Dhiakou 4 is now the municipal hall, although the memorial board marks its former purpose.

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