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. To visit Kos Town Castle on your holiday in Kos Town, and find out what else Kos Town has to offer, use our Kos Town online road trip planner .
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  • The visit of the old town of Kos is a bit a disappointing moment, but Kos has to do nothing, the jeuillet earthquake shook the centre of the historic city, various buildings damaged, piers spaced, Citadel closed to the public following the damage is no chance for the tourism authorities because these are areas of interest which have been much damaged;
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