Castle of the Knights

sights / Military

Castle of the Knights information

Location
Kos Town , Greece
Address
Kos Town
Telephone
+30 22420 27927
Prices
admission €4
Opening hours
8am-2.30pm Tue-Sun
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Reach the once impregnable Castle of the Knights by crossing a bridge over Finikon from Plateia Platanou . The castle, which had massive outer walls and an inner keep, was built in the 14th century and separated from the town by a moat (now Finikon). Damaged by an earthquake in 1495 and restored in the 16th century, it was the knights’ most stalwart defence against the encroaching Ottomans.