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Kos Town Castle

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Address: Harbor Front, Kos Town, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2242 027927
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This was built by knights Templar and is Kos' main tourist attraction.

This was built by knights Templar and is Kos' main tourist attraction.

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Good slice of local cultural hitory!

It was great walking around on a great sun kissed day, and the views really are unparalleled on the island! Great if you do or do not love history! Kos the birthplace of the great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great walking around on a great sun kissed day, and the views really are unparalleled on the island! Great if you do or do not love history! Kos the birthplace of the great Hippocrates! After who's great words the "Hippocratic oath" that medical practitioners the world over take!! Can it get better than that?? I wonder!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to walk around. its magnificent but nothing amazing really. Great if you love history. I went in September 2016 and its cost 4 euros. Your get some amazing views of Kos from some of the higher points of the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Kos town we would highly recommend a visit to Kos Castle. It's beautiful to walk around and the views from the top are stunning.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attending this castle as it houses over 50 cats. They were so beautiful and friendly cats and kittens that would make your heart melt. The town council contributes to all the cats welfare, food and treatment and public are welcome to contribute in located money boxes as we did. It is beautiful how Kos takes care of these cats, good... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Kos town. Plenty of market stalls for souvenirs in the vicinity. Harbours idea walk is interesting when the fishing boats are in and mending there nets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Hippocrates Tree it is only a very short distance to walk towards the castle. It does cost to visit however it is well worth the money, with great views of the sea and surrounding views.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit. We spent a very enjoyable few hours just wondering around taking in the historic sites. Hippocrates Garden where he taught his acolytes still has the living ancestor of the original tree that he taught under. Fascinating to think about how many people have walked those streets since BCE. Lot's of shops, some selling quality goods... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Medieval castle - difficulty to recognize what was what. Ideal for fans of medieval ages, we were in hurry, so i did not manage to study the details, but at least there was nice view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I think the entrance was about 4 euros, we spent about two hours in the sunshine, walking and exploring this castle. One of the things we liked about it, was the fact it wasn't very busy, so felt very free to wander and enjoy :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this castle of st.john is a must see it looks out over the sea but it used to be on an island very interesting place to visit

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