Kos, Greece

Kos, Greece

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Cruise to the ancient home of Hippocrates 

Kos is full of reminders of classical Greece, and of the Knights of St John, who held the island for two centuries in the late Middle Ages. Their impressive fortress remains, enclosed by two sets of walls with massive towers at the corners. Below is a colorful and charming town clad in palm-lined walks, white colonnaded houses, and gardens of red hibiscus. 

On a terraced hillside is a sanctuary consecrated to Asclepius, a healer and son of Apollo, but dedicated to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, born here about 460 BC. It was a place of worship, but also a medical facility staffed by priest healers.

CASA ROMANA

CASA ROMANA

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CASA ROMANA

CASA ROMANA

This beautiful mansion dates back to the 2nd century and is an example of the wealth of Kos during that period. Dozens of rooms graced with stunning frescoes and mosaics surround open atriums.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF KOS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF KOS

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF KOS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF KOS

Discover ancient artifacts recovered from archaeological sites around the city and across the island, some of which dates back to the Bronze Age.

ANCIENT AGORA

ANCIENT AGORA

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ANCIENT AGORA

ANCIENT AGORA

This large excavation site was once the heart of the ancient city, dating back to the third century BC. Wide streets, a gymnasium, shrines, and temples are among the fascinating structures to explore.

Kos, Greece At a glance

Current Weather:
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Current Time:
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Currency:
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  • 1.37
  • 0.73
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  • 68.10
  • 3.53
  • 16.59
  • 1.44
Local Details:
GPS: 36°47'59.46"N 27°6'10.6"E
Size: 287.20 KM2 (110.89 MI2)
Population: 33,388
Density: 116 Pop/KM2 (45 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +30 2242

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