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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  • August 17, 2017
    Pleasant tourist destination. Full of life with clean rooms and friendly staff. Is to turn. The Center is distinctive. Streets with shops and nice restaurants along the harbour of the sea with great prices
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  • August 16, 2017
    Came to the city and fortress was closed and no one was allowed to enter. Walked around, looked at the Harbour and huge tree next to it. For an hour and never got inside (((
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  • August 16, 2017
    We really enjoyed our trip to Kos Greece along with our visit to the Kos City Castle. The admission fee was small and we had plenty of time to explore the ruins. There are some great photo oportuntiti...  more »

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Kos Town and its surrounding region offer some of the finest four- and five-star rooms in the Dodecanese. Resort hotels dot the area, providing spacious rooms and access to outdoor pools, fine restaurants, and spa and fitness facilities. All this comes at a price, so if you have a tight budget, consider staying at a family-run guesthouse or good-value hostel. Although they offer smaller rooms and shared restrooms, these establishments keep you close to the sea without costing too much.
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