Kos Town dates all the way back to 366 BC, which should give you some indication of the amount of history that can be found in this island capital. You’ll discover buildings which show influences from North Africa and Italy. However, it was during the Hellenistic and Roman periods that this town really flourished.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used to teach his students under a plane tree located in the grounds of the medieval Castle of Neratzia, and this can still be reached from the mainland via a bridge. The Archaeological Museum offers a wide collection of treasures found in the area and highlights include the mosaic of Hippocrates and statues of Aphrodite and Eros. Many boat trips are on offer from Kos Town harbour but a particular highlight is the Three Island Cruise that takes holidaymakers on a day trip around three islands in the vicinity.
There are several beaches located within easy reach of Kos Town. Lambi offers a number of tourist facilities, including snack shops and beach umbrellas, whilst Psalidi is located in a quiet cove, surrounded by bars.
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