MARKET HALL & TOWN
Take a stroll in town and visit the covered market hall.
Walk to the Ancien Town which is located in the north eastern part of Kos town, near the harbour.
There are the ruins of a Hellenistic Temple dedicated to Hercules, restored pillars of a small Temple and remains of a sanctuary, dedicated to Aphrodite.
This was a wonderful little roadside taverna that we stumbled across while we were cycling from Kos town out past Psaladi. It's hard to describe exacly where it is except to say that it's past the big 5* hotel complex at Psaladi and past the water park too (maybe 2 or 3 km past) on the right hand side.
The eating is indoors or out (in the weather we were having outdoors was the only sensible option!) and is nicely arranged with well spaced tables. It overlooks the car park and raod a bit, but that's not too much of a detraction. Traffic is light here and there were more people on bike & foot.
The staff were weird and whacky, a bundle of laughs, but not too much "in your face". The food was simply the best we've had. Typical Mezze fare: Saganaki cheese, hummous, fried aubergines, tzatziki, frappes... It was only a light lunch but it was sooo lovely!
There's detailing like this all over the walls of the castle - heraldic symbols for the most part, though you will spot the odd bit of Asklepeion (see later) buried in the wall from when it was robbed and used as a ready-made quarry by the Knights.
This was my favourite piece of heraldry - I'm intrigued by the blank oval where the lion's head goes - was it intended that you could place a different head on there depending on circumstances?
Ancient and Modern
Kos Town is the capital of Kos island is a lively port , the sights include a medieval castle, two mosques, ancient remains, and beaches with water sports and boat excursions. Cycling is very popular with visitors. The port has ferries to Pireus, Rhodes and Bodrum in Turkey.