Fodor's Expert Review Castle of the Knights

Kos Town Castle/Palace/Chateau

Built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century and taken by the Turks in 1522 (with the rest of the knights' Dodecanese holdings), the castle/fortress is an imposing presence on the harbor. It's best to let that remain the impression you have of this massive structure: Little remains inside the walls but a field littered with fragments of ancient funerary monuments and other sculptural material from the island's Greek and Roman inhabitants.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Historical

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Kos Town, Kos  85300, Greece

22420-27927

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Rate Includes: €4, Closed Mon

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