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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.

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.

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.

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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