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Kos Town Castle, Kos Town

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Castle · Ruin
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.
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  • We came to see the Tree of Hippocrates not knowing that this place is really connected to the "main land" via bridge on which end's is the tree... needless to say it was 2 in 1 package and that's how....  more »
  • Now open, the impressive remains of Kos Town Castle are free to wander around. It was clearly a huge complex, with what we recognised as an inner and outer ward, enclosed by a large wall, part of...  more »

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