Kos island is a place that has been throught a lot of change over the last thousand years and has seen the rise and fall of many of the world's great civilizations and empires. Home of the great father of medicine, Hippocrates, in Kos you can find the famous Asclepeion, as well as numerous well preserved sites from the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval Knights and earlier eras. Some of them are:
Asclepeion was the best and most famous hospital of its time. It is believed to be one of the first hospitals founded in ancient times.
The plane tree of Hippocrates
The plane tree of Hippocrates is the most ancient tree in Europe where Hippocrates himself was teaching Medicine to his students.
The Museum of Kos is the home of a great range of ancient artifacts with the world known statue of Hippocrates being the most visited and recognized by most of the visitors.
The medieval Castle
The first sight of those who visit Kos via boat is the Medieval Castle of Kos. A well preserved monument to remind the people of Kos and its visitors of the times when Knights fought for the island.
The Market – Agora
The Market place of Kos was considered one of the biggest in the ancient world. It was the commercial and commanding centre at the heart of the ancient city.
The Roman Odeon
The ancient Odeon found at Kos was built by the Romans around the 2nd and the 3rd centuries. It was found in the early 20th century along with the Gymnasium and the Roman baths, all of them in general good condition.