Kos Attractions

Kos' long history is reflected in its monuments. Ancient theaters and temples, early Christian churches, and medieval knights' castles are waiting for you.

Kos Attractions


St. Stefanos Basilica (Ruins)


St. Stefanos Basilica has a marvelous energy. You can get from the ruins straight into the sea. A historical swimming experience!


Palio Pili Castle

Getting to Palio Pili Castle is an adventurous climb through paths with no signs, which makes it all the more fun. Excellent views and a restaurant in the end.

A light-brown massive chirch with a red carpet leading to its entrance and a belfry.
photo: Tedmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Church of St. Nikolaos

If you need a moment of tranquility and prayer, the Church of St. Nikolaos and its fabulous mural hagiography will soothe your soul.


Roman Odeon of Kos

Up to 750 persons could sit in this 2nd century BC Odeon. Entrance is free and there is a car parking nearby.


Ancient Agora of Kos

The island's social and commercial center in the 4th century BC. You can enjoy the view of the ruins also from the terraces of nearby cafés.


Dolphin Square

A vibrant little square with a dolphin-themed fountain. Here you enjoy a meal or a drink, book boat trips, and plan your next day.


Asklepion of Kos

Dating from the 4th BC, it was dedicated to Asclepios, the God of Medicine, as well as a place of practice and teaching medicine.

Weeds grow by the embrasures of Antimachia Castle and a view with great depth of field behind them.
photo: Ann Wuyts / CC BY 2.0

Antimachia Castle

The Antimachia Castle is huge and enjoys panoramic views over the whole island. Built by the legendary Order of the Knights of Saint John. No signage.

The plane tree of Hippocrates in the Platanou Square, in Kos Town.
photo: JD554 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Plane Tree of Hippocrates

One of the oldest trees in the world which, according to a legend, was planted 2400 years ago by Hippocrates himself, who taught under its shade.


Neratzia Castle

At the entrance of the port, this is the most significant part of the fortification built by the Knights of St John's Order in the 14th century.