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  • The little island of Kastri in the bay of Kefalos
    The little island of Kastri in the bay...
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  • The view from Zia towards the island of Pserimos
    The view from Zia towards the island of...
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  • Viewed from  Papas beach Kos town
    Viewed from Papas beach Kos town
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    Panoramas of the island of Kos.

    by gwendar Updated Aug 13, 2015

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    Favorite thing: My latest visit to the island of Kos was May through to June, while I was there I saw a great many things and sites all are worthy of note but the most enjoyable must be the fabulous sunset from the hillside village of Zia

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory from any of my visits to Kos must be the reenactment of the ceremony
    of the Hippocratic oath which I saw at the Asklepeion.

    View looking over Kardamena towards Nisyros The view from Zia towards the island of Pserimos The beach at Tingaki Pserimos in the distance The little island of Kastri in the bay of Kefalos Viewed from  Papas beach Kos town
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    Finding your way

    by gwendar Written Jun 10, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Kos is a wonderful island to explore the town is a great place to chill and watch people.
    the purpose of this tip is don't buy a map on your first day look around the shops and bars/restaurants you will find many of them offer a free map and there are a few different ones all will show you kos town and the island and differ slightly in there info.
    One I found that is good is the map by www.skyMap.gr ,also a small map by Kosinfo.gr both of which are FREE

    Fondest memory: Sitting inside some of the wonderful chapels and churches admiring the beautiful decor

    BOTH MAPS KOS TOWN (SKY MAP} SKY MAP REVERSE SIDE KOSINFO MAP
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    History of Kos

    by grayfo Written Feb 23, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Archaeological finds show that Kos has been inhabited since prehistoric times. From the excavations at the cave Aspri Petra (White Stone) on the hill of Zini at Kefalos there have been discovered finds dating back as early as 3000 BC, the Early Bronze Age. The first settlement in Kos Town dates back to the end of this era and since has existed in various forms and under various dominations. Kos flourished during the Minoan and Mycenaean periods and, according to folklore took part to the Trojan War with 30 ships. After the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, the island became Doric and a new period of glory started.

    Map of Kos 1702
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    DISCOVERY TRIP OF KOS

    by balhannah Written Jul 18, 2009

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    Favorite thing: This is the name of a Bus tour I booked for Kos. A lady at the Ferry Terminal in Bodrum was walking around, handing out leaflets. If you were interested, you then booked with her on the Ferry, and met her outside Passport control at Kos. Here she showed you where the Bus was waiting to take you on tour.
    The tour left as soon as everybody was there. We drove along a beach front for about 10kms, then wound our way up to the highest village on the Island. Views were fantastic on the way. Here we stopped for lunch (not included) and had time to explore the village. On the way back, we stopped at Asklepion, those who wanted could go for a look (not included admission) and then headed back to Kos. The Tour guide could speak good English, and gave a commentary the whole way. I saw more of the Island this way and I thought it was good value.

    COST IN 2009 WAS 12 Euros.

    Lovely views Lovely views
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  • Sun Beds

    by euapap Written Jun 18, 2009

    Favorite thing: In the beach there are some places where you can use the sunbeds for free. You only have to buy something from the coffe shop and you can stay on the beach all day. Usually the "free" sunbeds are the ones without cushions.

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    Defterdar Mosque

    by Helga67 Updated Dec 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: A remarkable building on the Eleftheria Square is the18th century Defterdar Mosque. It is still used by the 50 Muslim families mostly living in the nearby Platani town. It is not open to the public. In front of the mosque is a lovely cafe.

    Defterdar Mosque
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    Hippocrates plane tree

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: At Platea Platanou, in front of the entrance to the Castle of the Knights stands a huge plane tree. It is supported by some kind of scaffolding because the tree is very old. Some say that Hippocrates often sat under this tree to teach his students medicine. However, the tree could never been that old. Normally it can get about 400 years old. Next to the tree you will find a lovely fountain. The fountain was used by the muslims for washing before entering the Loggia mosque.

    Fountain at Platea Platanou Hippocrates plane tree
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    Eleftherias Square

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Eleftherias Square lies in the old town and close to the harbour. It's a bustling square with cafes, a museum, the municipal market and the Defterdar mosque. Around are many streets with mainly souvenir shops.

    Eleftherias square
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    Mandraki Harbour

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The harbour is a nice place to walk along the promenade, which will lead you from dolphin square to the castle and beyond. There are many colourful fishing boats and yachts for day trips. Along the promenade across the street you can have something to drink or eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

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    Palm tree avenue

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 8, 2005

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    Fondest memory: Palm tree Avenue is the most beautiful street in Kos town. This avenue lined by huge palm trees brings you from the castle to the centre of town. There is a stone bridge that crosses over Palm tree Avenue from Platea Platanou (where Hipprocates plane tree is), over the former moat to the castle entrance.

    Palm tree avenue
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    Colourful Kos

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Our visit to the dodecanese in May was greeted with a riot of colour - I wondered if it would be as green and as colourful later in the year or indeed at the end of the season. Anyway we were glad to see such a colourful bloom as this.

    pink!

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    Cats of Kos

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Cat lovers will be delighted to sze cats everywhere - they looked to be a bit more healthier than those we saw on Rhodes or Symi. Thes greek islands all seem to have cat rescue charities and regularly go around feeding them - judging by the pregnant ones we saw there doesn't appear to be much of a neutering programme around! More kitties in the travelogue below!

    just a few felines

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    Covered Market

    by sandysmith Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Just off the square near the museum is the covered market - we walked through its arcades and the smells of the herbs and spices filled our nostrils and the sight of the colourful fruit was very apealing.

    market hall
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    Tourist Police Office and Town Hall

    by sandysmith Updated May 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The huge white building of the tourist police office and town hall is just on the corner of the road as you enter Kos from around the castle walls. A really grand building and is readily visible as you approach Kos from the sea - as in intro pic. It was built in Venetian style by the italians during the occupation.

    Kos police station
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    Kos

    by sandysmith Updated May 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: We only enjoyed a day trip here and even that was not quite enough for the town sights, I guess this is yet another place we could return to and explore more of the town and also the surrounding villages and beaches of the whole island. The whole mix of town and harbour with archaelogical sights on its doorstep is just my kind of place.

    avenue of palms

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