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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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  • This is a fun outing for a morning, however, avoid days with lots of sunshine because there is almost no shadow!
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  • Makes you wonder how this is been built ages ago. History is very interesting for this castle. Very interesting as well the entrance and the location of it.don't forget your camera,view from the castl...  more »
  • Nice to have a few hours to spend, impressive format, with description called a version of Eee, though meager, can be made more exciting
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