Asclepeion: it is one of the most famous and popular landmarks of Kos. The Asclepeion is a sanctuary located in a quiet and beautiful place, full of pine trees just 4km southwest of the city centre. Asclepius was the God of healing and the sanctuary functioned as a healing center for the sick. It was also the place where Hippocrates taught medicine to his students.
Hippocratic Museum & International Hippocratic Foundation: Both are located just before the Asclepium and they are built in honor to the father of medicine, Hippocrates. You’ll find rare editions of his work, busts, currencies and several projects that are mentioned by the modern medical science. Tip: devote a day to visit the Hippocratic Museum, the international Hippocratic Foundation and the Asclepeion.
The Castle of the Knights: The castle of the nights alongside the other fortresses functioned as a defensive mechanism against the Ottoman empire. It is connected to the Platanos square with a large bridge. The Castle is located at the entrance of the port of Kos Town and it is easily accessible by car.
Tigaki (Wetland): Tigaki is located 11 km west from Kos town and can be accessed by car. From winter to spring, the vegetation grows dense due to heavy rainfall and the area becomes a wetland that accommodates various rare animal species including flamingos and wild ducks. During the summer however, the area is deserted.
Roman Odeon: The Roman Auditorium is one of the most important buildings of ancient Kos. It was erected during the 2nd century A.D it is believed to have taken the place of an older public building that could have been the parliament of the city. It is located in the town centre of Kos and today it hosts a number of cultural events & happenings.
- Casa Romana – Roman Villa
- Church of St. John the Baptist
- The Castle of Antimachia
- Castle and Old Town of Pyli
- The Cave of White Stone
- Temple of Apollo in Kardamena
- Temple of Hercules
- Ancient Agora Ko
- The Tomb of Harmylos
- Tigaki Salt Lake
- Kos Natural Park
- Linopoti Lake
- The Sunset of Zia
- Kos Port
- Mastihari Port