Castle of the Knights
Hippocrates Plane Tree
North of the ancient agora is the lovely cobblestone Plateia Platanou, where you can pay your respects to the Hippocrates Plane Tree,...
The warm, graceful charm and sedate pace of Kos Town is experienced at its best in this lovely cobblestone square, immediately south of...
Mosque of Gazi Hassan Pasha
Eighteenth-century mosque, with a long covered gallery running along its northern side.
Law Court Cafe
Despite being set on Kos Town’s prettiest square, facing Hippocrates’ plane tree, this timeless little cafe feels remote from the...
Castle of the Knights information
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.