Kos Town attractions

Square in Kos Town

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. Sitting in a cafe here, you can pay your respects to Hippocrates' p…
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Ancient Agora

Exposed by a devastating earthquake in 1933, Kos’ ancient centre occupies a vast area south of the castle. Back in the 4th century BC, this was the first town ever laid out in blocks, and you can still discern the o…
Historic Site in Kos Town

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, under which Hippocrates is said to have taught his pupils. Plane trees don't usu…
Museum in Kos Town

Archaeological Museum

Housed in an Italian-era building in the central square, the small archaeological museum is finally open after restoration and possesses a wealth of sculptures from the Hellenistic to late Roman eras, with a statue …
Castle in Kos Town

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 the harbour entrance, it is interesting to view from the out…
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

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 Europe by Zeus in the form of a bull.
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Odeion

Built on the site of an even older Greek predecessor, this 2nd-century Roman theatre seated around 750 spectators.
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Western Excavation Site

This open site, south of the centre, holds fascinating ancient ruins uncovered by an earthquake in 1933. Its real treasures are the mosaics of the House of Europa, dating from the 2nd century and protected by rudime…
Mosque in Kos Town

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 in the Dodecanese. The mosque is currently closed and unused…
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

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.