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Marmari Go Karts

The Marmari go karting track is roughly 500m long with a 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 indoor area with snacks and drinks.

Salt Lake

The Alikes Salt lake is a vast wet land on the north coast of Kos between Tigaki and Marmari. The salt lake is huge, in total it covers an area of around 800,000 m² and is home to a lot of wildlife including flamingos and other migratory birds.

Traditional House of Antimachia

The traditional house of Antimachia was built in the 1980s but is a recreation of the islands traditional houses from the early 20th century. It’s made entirely of stone and consists of a single story building with a walled courtyard that’s filled with potted plants.

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 180m 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. If you're a strong swimmer it's possible to swim over to Kastri to have a look round.

Lido Water Park

Lido Water Park is close to the village of Mastichari on the north coast of Kos. It has slides, rubber ring slides, a space bowl, lazy river, kids area and more. It's easy to get to with Buses from neighbouring resorts and a 500 space car park on site.
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