Castle of the Knights

Castle of the Knights information

Location
Kos Town , Greece
Telephone
+30 22420 27927
Prices
entry €4
Opening hours
8am-8pm
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Kos’s magnificent 15th-century castle was constructed not on a hilltop, but right beside the entrance to the harbour. Access it by the bridge from Plateia Platanou, crossing what was once a seawater-filled moat but is now a road. Visitors can stroll atop the intact outer walls, surveying all activity in the port and keeping a watchful eye on Turkey across the strait. The precinct within, however, is now largely overgrown, with cats stalking through a wilderness of wildflowers.