Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Kos, Greece


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.7 km
Ascend 39 m
Descend 44 m

Explore Kos in Greece with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in KosIndividual Sights in Kos

Sight 1: Roman Odeon

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402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Ancient Gymnasion

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The western excavation site Kos is located in the city of Kos on the Greek island of Kos.

Wikipedia: Westliche Ausgrabungsstätte Kos (DE)

280 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Ancient Stadium

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The ancient stadium of Kos is located within the modern city of Kos, at the intersection of 31st Martiou and Megalou Alexandrou streets. The stadium is located in front of the chapel of Agia Anna and belongs to the first half of the 2nd century BC. In 1900, Herzog first discovered the so-called "absolution" of the stadium, the remains of at least seven columns, while later Laurenzi found travertine seats on the west, arranged in several rows, which confirmed the identification of the findings with the Stadium. During the excavations of Morricone (1939-1940) no seat was found in its original position, but the large slabs of the pillar made of black blue marble, on which the bases of the columns rest, were found.

Wikipedia: Αρχαίο στάδιο Κω (EL)

325 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Archaeological Museum of Kos

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The two-storey building in Eleftheria Square, which houses the current archaeological museum of Kos, is a preserved monument of the Italian occupation (1912-1943), built in 1936, when the Director-General of the Dodecanese was Mario Lago

Wikipedia: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Κω (EL), Website

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Defterdar Mosque

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The Defterdar Ibrahim Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman-era mosque in the island of Kos, in Greece. Built in the 18th century, it serves the Muslim-Turkish community of Kos, as one of the two out of the five Ottoman mosques to be still operational and open for prayers on Kos, the other being the Gazi Hasan Pasha Mosque.

Wikipedia: Defterdar Mosque (Kos) (EN)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Πλατεία Αγίας Παρασκευής

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The Platia Agias Paraskevis was built in 1935, after the great earthquake of 1933, which destroyed significant parts of the historic town of Kos on the island of Kos.

Wikipedia: Platia Agias Paraskevis (DE)

315 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Casa Romana

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Casa Romana Elisa Triolo / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Roman House or Casa Romana is a Roman villa of Pompeian type of the end of the 2nd century and the beginning of the 3rd century AD, built on the ruins of a Hellenistic house with a wonderful sewerage system located in Kos. It consists of 36 rooms and 3 outdoor areas, patios or atria. The house has been restored.

Wikipedia: Ρωμαϊκή οικία Κω (EL)

391 meters / 5 minutes


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The church of Agios Nikolaos is located in the town of Kos on the Greek island of Kos. It is dedicated to Nicholas of Myra. His patron saint is celebrated on December 6 of each year.

Wikipedia: Agios Nikolaos (Kos) (DE)

509 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Τζαμί της Λότζιας

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The Gazi Hasan Pasha Mosque referred to locally as the Loggia Mosque is a historical mosque of the Ottoman period in the town and island of Kos, in southeastern Greece. It is one of the two mosques of the island to bear the name "Gazi Hasan Pasha", the other being the mosque of Platani. Unlike the Platani mosque, the Loggia Mosque is not open for worship today. It is located right next to the legendary Tree of Hippocrates.

Wikipedia: Gazi Hasan Pasha Mosque, Loggia (EN)

318 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Plane tree of Hippocrates

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The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree under which, according to legend, Hippocrates of Kos taught his pupils the art of medicine. Paul of Tarsus purportedly taught here as well. The Platanus in Kos is an oriental plane, with a crown diameter of about 12 metres, said to be the largest for a plane tree in Europe.

Wikipedia: Tree of Hippocrates (EN)


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