Christian Basilica

Kos Town

The remains of a 5th century Christian basilica.

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Nearby Kos Town attractions

1. 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.

3. 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…

4. Mosque of Gazi Hassan Pasha

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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…

5. Plateia Platanou

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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…

6. Hippocrates' Plane Tree

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North of the Ancient Agora is the lovely cobblestone Plateia Platanou, where you can pay your respects to the Hippocrates' plane tree, under which…

7. Archaeological Museum

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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…

8. Castle of the Knights

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Due to damage caused by an earthquake in 2017, Kos’ magnificent 15th-century castle is currently closed. Nevertheless, given its extraordinary location at…