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Kos Town Castle, Kos Town

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Originally built on its own island, Kos Town Castle now stands at the entrance of the Kos harbor facing Halikarnassos Castle on the Turkish coast, opposite Kos. Together these two castles controlled the strait between Kos and Turkey. The castle is made up of two defensive precincts separated by a moat. Comprised of local stone and parts of the ruins of other buildings, the outer precinct was constructed in the late 15th or early 16th century, while the interior dates to the 14th century. Cross the drawbridge from the outer to inner precinct to view the four towers inside. Climb one of the towers to look out over Kos and across the strait to Turkey. Using our online itinerary creator, Kos Town attractions like Kos Town Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Like all the Dodecanese Kos has its own Castle. Without being very well maintained and with no good explanation is certainly a monument will not Pierce.
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  • Would recommend doing this either first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon/evening, the heat was quite intense when we went (about 1pm). Great walk and photo opportunities!  more »
  • a great piece from Kos. to go is a great experience. and much more nice if join and any event [music concert]
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