North of the Ancient Agora is the lovely cobblestone Plateia Platanou, where you can pay your respects to the Hippocrates' plane tree, under which…
- Hippocrates' Plane Tree
- Castle of the Knights
Due to damage caused by an earthquake in 2017, Kos’ magnificent 15th-century castle is currently closed. Nevertheless, given its extraordinary location at…
- Western Excavation Site
This open archaeological site, south of the centre, holds ancient ruins uncovered by an earthquake in 1933. Its real treasures are the mosaics of the…
- Casa Romana
Reopened to the public in 2015 after years of restoration, Casa Romana is believed to have been constructed during Hellenistic times and remodelled until…
- Ancient Agora
Exposed by a devastating earthquake in 1933, Kos’ ancient centre – an important market, political and social hub – occupies a large area south of the…
- Plateia Platanou
The warm, graceful charm and sedate pace of Kos Town is experienced at its best in this lovely cobblestone square, immediately south of the castle…
- Archaeological Museum
Housed in a superb example of an Italian-era building, located in the central square, the small, but excellent archaeological museum possesses a wealth of…
- House of Europa
You can still sense the opulence of this 2nd-century private villa, of which the chief surviving relic is a superb mosaic floor depicting the abduction of…
Built on the site of an even older Greek predecessor, this 2nd-century Roman theatre seated around 750 spectators. In summer, performances are sometimes…
- Mosque of Gazi Hassan Pasha
The Gazi Hassan Pasha Mosque, built in 1786 with the support of pasha (admiral) Gazi Hasan Pasa, governor of Kos, boasts one of the most stunning minarets…
- Temple of Dionysos
The overgrown but evocative remains of this Greek temple, dating from the 2nd century BC, centre on an altar with a frieze depicting Amazon warriors.
- Temple of Hercules
The only surviving parts of this 2nd-century BC temple are the foundations and platform on which the original structure once stood.
- Shrine of Aphrodite
On the south side of Kos' castle are the ruins of the Shrine of Aphrodite.
This cluster of Doric columns once supported the roof of an open-sided portion of the ancient gymnasium.
Despite its misleading name, this columned structure was actually a public toilet.
- Christian Basilica
The remains of a 5th century Christian basilica.
- Decumanus Maximus
The original main street of the Roman town.