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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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  • The Knights Hospitaller fortress from the 14th century, located directly at the port, mac ht from the outside while an imposing appearance. But only when you enter the fortress, it is surprised by the size and width. Everything is left to nature and grow grasses and shrubs wild and partly in the wall cracks. Heavy stone block each other set let about looking battlements to the sea out recognize that this castle was impregnable at the time. Good photo opportunities even in the view of the port. Schedule an hour for the visit; above all, children will enjoy.
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  • Dimensions impressed, but no more. Entrance fee. Great view from the walls of the sea. On heat and the stones go very hard. Children not impressed at all. Zotja if you think about it, then went to the Knights.
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  • 4 euros entry and nothing seen. Neither views nor what was otherwise the entrance fee worth ...doch shut there was a toilet... This tour you can save yourself. Unguarded and free to see more old "rubble" are just behind it!
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