Attractions and Places to Visit in Kos

Kos Island has its own share of folklore and mythology. It has found explicitly mentioned in the Greek mythology. As mentioned previously, the island is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates. The Castle of the Knights of Saint John is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kos, mostly because of the Tree of Hippocrates that stands by it. The huge, old plane tree is rumored to be the descendant of the tree, under which Hippocrates taught his students 2500 years ago. You can also visit many more attractions and learn about the special history of Kos.

Archeological Museum in Kos

Archeological Museum

For insight into the rich history and impressive artistic legacy of ancient Kos, the first stop for sightseers should be the Kos Archaeological Museum. Originally founded in 1936 by the Italians...
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Asklepieion in Kos


According to ancient Greek mythology Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis or Arsinoe. It happened that while she was pregnant she was unfaithful to Apollo.
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The Castle of Knights in Kos

The Castle of Knights

The castle of the Knights of the Order of Saint John is situated at the entrance of Kos harbor on what used to be an island in antiquity, communicating with the inland through a bridge that one can still...
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