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Marmari Go Karts

The Marmari go karting track is roughly 500m long with a good mix of fast straights and tight corners, it's also wide enough to allow plenty of overtaking without being dangerous. There's an outdoor spectators area and an in door waiting area with snacks and drinks.

Basilica of Saint Stefanos

The Basilica of Saint Stefanos is located right next to the beach of the same name towards the south of Kos island. The basilica isn’t particularly big, just 1500 square metres and consists of some walls, lots of column pieces and a mosaic floor piece.

Casa Romana

Casa Romana is a traditional Roman villa that’s been partially restored. The house is believed to have belonged to a wealthy family and dates back to around the 2nd or 3rd centuries. Entrance is 6 euros and includes an informative audio tour.

Eleftherias Square

Eleftherias square is one of the busiest meeting places in Kos town and sits just off the main road that runs along the side of the harbour. Eleftherias square is a nice area to sit and have a drink or a meal and is also home to the Archaeological Museum.

Hippocrates Garden

Hippocrates Garden is a cultural centre and reconstruction of a traditional 2 story villa built as a replica of the types of houses that would have existed in the 5th century B.C. There’s also a philosopher’s arcade a stone built theatre and gorgeous gardens.

Hippocrates Tree

The Hippocrates tree is a large Plane tree found in Kos Town. Legend has it that Hippocrates taught medicine to his students under the shade of this great old tree. Today the tree looks a little sad as it’s split in half and is held up by scaffolding.

Kastri Islet

Kastri is a tiny rocky islet off the coast of Kos and close to Agios Stefanos beach. It measures just over 150m north to south and just under 150m east to west. It's around 180m off the coast of Kos, this means it's actually possible to swim to if you're a strong swimmer.

Lido Water Park

Lido Water Park is close to the village of Mastichari on the north coast of Kos. There are regular bus pickups from neighbouring villages like Tigaki. There’s also public buses or if you have a hire car there’s a car park on site that’s free and can hold up to 500 cars.

Neratzia Castle

Neratzia castle, sometimes simply known as Kos Castle or the castle of Kos is a large fortification overlooking the harbour in Kos town. Entrance to the castle is 4€ per person, there's not much info inside but you can spend as long as you want inside.

Paleo Pili

Paleo Pili is the ruins of a Byzantine castle close to the middle of Kos island. Around the site you’ll find a couple of different walking paths, one leads up to the castle itself and passes by an old church. The other heads down to the cafe.
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