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Roman Odeon

The Roman Odeon is found just outside the centre of Kos Town. The original Odeon dates back to around the first or second centuries AD. It consists of 14 rows of seats, 9 of which were restored in the 1990s with only the top 5 rows left as they were.

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.

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.

Ancient Gymnasium

The ancient Gymnasium of Kos, also known as Xisto dates back nearly 2500 years. It's located in the capital Kos town and covers around 6000 square meters. It contains some fantastic historical elements including columns, archways, buildings and mosaics.

Antimachia Castle

Antimachia castle is a huge fortress located close to the middle of Kos island it covers an area of around 40,000m2. The views from inside the castle are spectacular, on a clear day you can see all the way out to sea and even over to neighbouring islands.

Antimachia Windmill

The Antimachia windmill is in the centre of Antimachia village. The windmill has been lovingly restored back to it’s fully working best. It’s also decorated with traditional fabrics, oil lamps and other traditional items making it a lovely place to have a look round.

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