Attractions In Kos

Explore The Attractions Of Kos
Ancient Agora of Kos (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 4thC BC, the ancient Agora in Kos constituted the political, commercial, religious and social hub of the island and was one of the most important Agoras in the world. Walk through the arcades, admire the temples and columns, meander through the sanctuaries and you’ll get a glimpse of the bustling center that once defined this island.

Ancient House – The Garden of Hippocrates
Dodecanese / Kos

Take a tour of the exact replica of a 5thC BC Ancient Kos home. Admire the kitchen with all the utensils and the unique chimney. You’ll find statues and votive offerings to the gods as well. Explore the philosophical lodge outside, and add to the botanical garden by planting herbs used by Hippocrates himself. Craft lessons are also offered for mosaic-making.

Archaeological Museum of Kos (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This museum houses a stunning collection of statues and mosaics from the Ancient Greek and Roman periods. Make it a point to admire the statue of Hippocrates dating back to the 4thC BC and that of Hermes from the 2ndC BC. Don’t miss the floor mosaic depicting a scene with Hippocrates and the god Asklipios from the 2ndC AD.

Asklipios Sanctuary (outside Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

One of the most important archaeological sites in the world, this sanctuary dates to the 4thC BC and is found at the top of a lush hill surrounded by pine forests. It was the most important healing center in Ancient Greece and is extremely well-preserved. Built on three levels, you’ll explore the altar, temples and baths as well as where the priests and patients lived.

Asomaton Taxiarhon Church (Asfendiou village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Located in one of the island’s oldest villages, this church boasts a beautiful wood hand-crafted altar. You can combine sight-seeing and a look into Kos’ past with a stroll to this beautiful church.

Aspri Petra Cave (Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This small cave boasted Neolithic remains and artifacts.

Boulevard of Palms (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.

Casa Romana (Grigoriou the 5th St. Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

You’ll feel like you stepped back in time and into the living room of a home belonging to a Kos official from the Roman period. An exact replica, you’ll walk through the 36 stunningly decorated rooms and into three atriums. There are beautiful and colorful mosaics of dolphins and leopards as well as votive altars adorning the home. Just outside you’ll find the remains of the Roman baths.

Castle of Antimahia (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This 15thC Venetian-Templar Castle can be reached after a hike, but the architecture will reward you. Built in 3 phases using volcanic rocks, it features homes and storage areas inside. Explore the churches of St. Nicholas and St. Paraskevi with beautiful murals and unique masonry.

Castle of Palaio Pili (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Crowning a high peak and accessible after a hike, this Byzantine castle won’t disappoint. Although only remains are left, the lay-out and masonry is worth a visit.

Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Follow the Boulevard of Palms over the moat and explore this Templar castle that was built in the 15thC. Towers such as Del Caretto’s Bastion, cannon-posts, stone-carved coats of arms, and storage areas still remain, providing history aficionados much to admire. In a hurry to build the castle, the Knights used archaeological remains to finish the walls – keep an eye out for this unusual trait.

Defterdar Mosque (Eleftherias Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.

Hassan Passa or Loggia Mosque (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1786 by the local Ottoman commander, the masonry incorporated ancient archaeological artifacts. You’ll find a beautiful minaret close by as well as a white marble fountain where worshippers wash their feet before prayers.

Hippocrates’ Plane Tree (Platanos Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.

International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos (outside Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This living museum is a tribute to the herbal remedies discovered and administered by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine and a native of Kos. Sprawling gardens feature natural herbs to treat everything from colds to mental health problems. Rare species can also be found here. Take a tour of the museum featuring busts of Hippocrates and important texts from the 17thC.

Jewish Cemetery (Platani village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Hugged by a beautiful pine forest, this Jewish cemetery boasts beautiful craftsmanship.

Kastri Islet
Dodecanese / Kos

This unique rock formation looks like a stone fortress guarding the cove.

Paleo-Christian Basilica of St. Steven (Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 5thC AD, this is an architectural jewel. Built as a double basilica, its remains are well-preserved. Here you’ll see a stunning floor mosaic, interesting masonry, and beautiful sculptures.

Plaka Forest (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.

Priest’s Windmill (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This windmill, originally owned by a priest, is the only working windmill that remains standing in the Dodecanese. Built over 160 years ago, you’ll still see the windmill’s traditional layout over 3 floors.

Roman Odeon (Gregory the 5th St. Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This theater dating back to the 2ndC AD served as both a venue for musical festivals as well as a house for the Roman Senate. It’s one of the best-preserved odeons, and here you’ll find marble and granite seats as well as the original stage floor.

Sotirou Christos Church (at the summit of Mount Dikaiou,near Zia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1079, this beautiful church is a one-of-a-kind chapel you really shouldn’t miss. You’ll also be rewarded with stunning views.

Springs and Fountain (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

These 1920s Italian-crafted fountains offer visitors spring water of the highest quality.

St. John of Thimianou Monastery (Palatia, Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Within this charming monastery you’ll also find a chapel devoted to the Virgin Mary of Ziniotissa.

St. Nicholas Chapel (Kastri Islet, Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

You can swim to this beautiful islet and explore a unique chapel.

St. Nicholas Church (inside the Castle of Antimahia)
Dodecanese / Kos

Admire the murals of biblical scenes.

St. Paraskevi (inside the Castle of Antimahia, Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

The unique masonry of this church will give architecture buffs much to admire.

Traditional Home and Folklore Museum (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Not only will you be able to tour a replica of a traditional Kos home, you’ll be able to admire artifacts ranging from musical instruments to local costumes as well.

Traditional Home of Pili (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Household utensils and agricultural tools are on display in this replica of a tradition home while keeping the unique layout of the homes in Kos, where bedrooms were part of the formal living room.

Ancient Agora of Kos (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 4thC BC, the ancient Agora in Kos constituted the political, commercial, religious and social hub of the island and was one of the most important Agoras in the world. Walk through the arcades, admire the temples and columns, meander through the sanctuaries and you’ll get a glimpse of the bustling center that once defined this island.

Ancient House – The Garden of Hippocrates
Dodecanese / Kos

Take a tour of the exact replica of a 5thC BC Ancient Kos home. Admire the kitchen with all the utensils and the unique chimney. You’ll find statues and votive offerings to the gods as well. Explore the philosophical lodge outside, and add to the botanical garden by planting herbs used by Hippocrates himself. Craft lessons are also offered for mosaic-making.

Asklipios Sanctuary (outside Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

One of the most important archaeological sites in the world, this sanctuary dates to the 4thC BC and is found at the top of a lush hill surrounded by pine forests. It was the most important healing center in Ancient Greece and is extremely well-preserved. Built on three levels, you’ll explore the altar, temples and baths as well as where the priests and patients lived.

Paleo-Christian Basilica of St. Steven (Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 5thC AD, this is an architectural jewel. Built as a double basilica, its remains are well-preserved. Here you’ll see a stunning floor mosaic, interesting masonry, and beautiful sculptures.

Roman Odeon (Gregory the 5th St. Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This theater dating back to the 2ndC AD served as both a venue for musical festivals as well as a house for the Roman Senate. It’s one of the best-preserved odeons, and here you’ll find marble and granite seats as well as the original stage floor.

Castle of Antimahia (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This 15thC Venetian-Templar Castle can be reached after a hike, but the architecture will reward you. Built in 3 phases using volcanic rocks, it features homes and storage areas inside. Explore the churches of St. Nicholas and St. Paraskevi with beautiful murals and unique masonry.

Castle of Palaio Pili (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Crowning a high peak and accessible after a hike, this Byzantine castle won’t disappoint. Although only remains are left, the lay-out and masonry is worth a visit.

Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Follow the Boulevard of Palms over the moat and explore this Templar castle that was built in the 15thC. Towers such as Del Caretto’s Bastion, cannon-posts, stone-carved coats of arms, and storage areas still remain, providing history aficionados much to admire. In a hurry to build the castle, the Knights used archaeological remains to finish the walls – keep an eye out for this unusual trait.

Aspri Petra Cave (Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This small cave boasted Neolithic remains and artifacts.

Asomaton Taxiarhon Church (Asfendiou village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Located in one of the island’s oldest villages, this church boasts a beautiful wood hand-crafted altar. You can combine sight-seeing and a look into Kos’ past with a stroll to this beautiful church.

Paleo-Christian Basilica of St. Steven (Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 5thC AD, this is an architectural jewel. Built as a double basilica, its remains are well-preserved. Here you’ll see a stunning floor mosaic, interesting masonry, and beautiful sculptures.

Sotirou Christos Church (at the summit of Mount Dikaiou,near Zia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1079, this beautiful church is a one-of-a-kind chapel you really shouldn’t miss. You’ll also be rewarded with stunning views.

St. John of Thimianou Monastery (Palatia, Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Within this charming monastery you’ll also find a chapel devoted to the Virgin Mary of Ziniotissa.

St. Nicholas Chapel (Kastri Islet, Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

You can swim to this beautiful islet and explore a unique chapel.

St. Nicholas Church (inside the Castle of Antimahia)
Dodecanese / Kos

Admire the murals of biblical scenes.

St. Paraskevi (inside the Castle of Antimahia, Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

The unique masonry of this church will give architecture buffs much to admire.

Boulevard of Palms (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.

Defterdar Mosque (Eleftherias Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.

Hassan Passa or Loggia Mosque (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1786 by the local Ottoman commander, the masonry incorporated ancient archaeological artifacts. You’ll find a beautiful minaret close by as well as a white marble fountain where worshippers wash their feet before prayers.

Hippocrates’ Plane Tree (Platanos Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.

Jewish Cemetery (Platani village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Hugged by a beautiful pine forest, this Jewish cemetery boasts beautiful craftsmanship.

Kastri Islet
Dodecanese / Kos

This unique rock formation looks like a stone fortress guarding the cove.

Plaka Forest (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.

Priest’s Windmill (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This windmill, originally owned by a priest, is the only working windmill that remains standing in the Dodecanese. Built over 160 years ago, you’ll still see the windmill’s traditional layout over 3 floors.

Springs and Fountain (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

These 1920s Italian-crafted fountains offer visitors spring water of the highest quality.

Archaeological Museum of Kos (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This museum houses a stunning collection of statues and mosaics from the Ancient Greek and Roman periods. Make it a point to admire the statue of Hippocrates dating back to the 4thC BC and that of Hermes from the 2ndC BC. Don’t miss the floor mosaic depicting a scene with Hippocrates and the god Asklipios from the 2ndC AD.

Casa Romana (Grigoriou the 5th St. Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

You’ll feel like you stepped back in time and into the living room of a home belonging to a Kos official from the Roman period. An exact replica, you’ll walk through the 36 stunningly decorated rooms and into three atriums. There are beautiful and colorful mosaics of dolphins and leopards as well as votive altars adorning the home. Just outside you’ll find the remains of the Roman baths.

International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos (outside Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This living museum is a tribute to the herbal remedies discovered and administered by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine and a native of Kos. Sprawling gardens feature natural herbs to treat everything from colds to mental health problems. Rare species can also be found here. Take a tour of the museum featuring busts of Hippocrates and important texts from the 17thC.

Traditional Home and Folklore Museum (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Not only will you be able to tour a replica of a traditional Kos home, you’ll be able to admire artifacts ranging from musical instruments to local costumes as well.

Traditional Home of Pili (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Household utensils and agricultural tools are on display in this replica of a tradition home while keeping the unique layout of the homes in Kos, where bedrooms were part of the formal living room.

Plaka Forest (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.

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Ancient Agora of Kos (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Dating back to the 4thC BC, the ancient Agora in Kos constituted the political, commercial, religious and social hub of the island and was one of the most important Agoras in the world. Walk through the arcades, admire the temples and columns, meander through the sanctuaries and you’ll get a glimpse of the bustling center that once defined this island.

Asklipios Sanctuary (outside Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

One of the most important archaeological sites in the world, this sanctuary dates to the 4thC BC and is found at the top of a lush hill surrounded by pine forests. It was the most important healing center in Ancient Greece and is extremely well-preserved. Built on three levels, you’ll explore the altar, temples and baths as well as where the priests and patients lived.

Boulevard of Palms (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.

Casa Romana (Grigoriou the 5th St. Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

You’ll feel like you stepped back in time and into the living room of a home belonging to a Kos official from the Roman period. An exact replica, you’ll walk through the 36 stunningly decorated rooms and into three atriums. There are beautiful and colorful mosaics of dolphins and leopards as well as votive altars adorning the home. Just outside you’ll find the remains of the Roman baths.

Castle of Antimahia (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This 15thC Venetian-Templar Castle can be reached after a hike, but the architecture will reward you. Built in 3 phases using volcanic rocks, it features homes and storage areas inside. Explore the churches of St. Nicholas and St. Paraskevi with beautiful murals and unique masonry.

Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Follow the Boulevard of Palms over the moat and explore this Templar castle that was built in the 15thC. Towers such as Del Caretto’s Bastion, cannon-posts, stone-carved coats of arms, and storage areas still remain, providing history aficionados much to admire. In a hurry to build the castle, the Knights used archaeological remains to finish the walls – keep an eye out for this unusual trait.

Defterdar Mosque (Eleftherias Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.

Hippocrates’ Plane Tree (Platanos Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.

International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos (outside Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This living museum is a tribute to the herbal remedies discovered and administered by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine and a native of Kos. Sprawling gardens feature natural herbs to treat everything from colds to mental health problems. Rare species can also be found here. Take a tour of the museum featuring busts of Hippocrates and important texts from the 17thC.

Sotirou Christos Church (at the summit of Mount Dikaiou,near Zia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1079, this beautiful church is a one-of-a-kind chapel you really shouldn’t miss. You’ll also be rewarded with stunning views.

St. Nicholas Chapel (Kastri Islet, Kefalos village)
Dodecanese / Kos

You can swim to this beautiful islet and explore a unique chapel.

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