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Kos Kos is a beautiful town and a magnificent beach resort that has gained popularity among European and American travellers within just several decades. Old buildings were fully destroyed during the earthquake in 1933. After this the town was rebuilt simply from ashes. Today this is a wonderful corner of nature rich in spacious parks and valleys, palm groves and fairytale-like flowerbeds. The town and its suburbs are quite rich in various architectural places of interest, visiting which should be definitely included into an observation program of any traveller.
Kos will please its guests with an abundance of unique historical monuments; fans of exciting excursions would certainly enjoy spending time here. Lots of interesting attractions are located … Open
The castle of loannite Knights built in the 15th century is one of those facilities. Stones and marble left from the houses destroyed by the earthquake were used during the building of the fort. Palm Avenue is one more interesting place recommended for visiting. Here you will see a huge sycamore. According to one of the theories, the tree was planted by Hippocrates. Under the shadow of this powerful tree he taught his students medicine. The central part of the town is called Elevterias. Here is located an Archeological Museum that is usual for the majority of old Greek towns. We should mention that archeological excavations don’t stop here ever nowadays, so the collection of the museum constantly grows. The ancient Asclepius Hospital is the main sight of this city. Many years ago the visitors of this hospital were cured by healing water. Today the only things remained are the fragments of the basement and several columns.
Adventure connoisseurs should visit neighboring resorts. Each one of them is entertaining and has its special aura. Kardamena town is famous for its nightclubs and bars. Here is also located a cozy village, which cost is considered an ideal place for fishing. Lambi town features wide choice of restaurants, so this place can be recommended by connoisseurs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Annually Kos is visited by thousands of beach goers. The local coast is very beautiful and well-equipped for outdoor activities. Beaches are almost all the way around the island, there are … Open
For those who enjoy walks in the picturesque natural places, excursions to the Nisyros Volcano are very popular. Now this volcano is asleep, but once, its powerful eruption led to the formation of the island. On the slopes of the volcano and foothill areas, exciting walks are organized for tourists, during which they can enjoy the rare plants, see exotic birds and other inhabitants of these places.
Kos There are many archaeological sites on the island, one of the most famous being Paleo Pili, which locals often call the “ghost town”. Once, there was a beautiful prosperous city, on top of one of the hills. It was founded after the Trojan War. Today, only the ruins of fortifications remind us of a once splendid city. Several interesting legends are associated with these amazing places. According to one of them, Jesus had shown himself to people in these places. Now on the top of the hill, there is a beautiful church of the Appearance of Christ, which was built here in the 11th century.
1. Travelers who wish to enjoy some local delicacies have to visit Andimahiya village. There locals sell homemade goat cheese, honey and small tomatoes jam; tourists often buy these national … Open
A trip to the mountain village of Zia will be incredibly interesting. It is in a very beautiful mountainous area. Walking along the winding streets of the village, you can admire the lovely old houses, and from some streets you can see a splendid view of the coast. In this village, there are several ancient churches. Zia is also famous for its craft shops, where you can buy a lot of interesting crafts.
From the island of Kos, fascinating excursions are held to the nearby Island of Nisyros. The main attraction of the island is the Volcanological Museum. Its exposition is very diverse. In the museum, you can see samples of volcanic rocks, interesting photographs, as well as expositions dedicated to the volcanoes on the islands. This museum is a single complex with an observatory. Its employees watch the activity of volcanoes of Greece around the clock.
While on Cos Island, modern ladies of fashion should definitely visit Anna Riska, a store exclusively for women. Here they can buy literally everything, from luxurious lingerie and swimsuits … Open
One of the most picturesque places on the island of Kos is Peacock Plaka Forest. As you can guess by its name, the main inhabitants of this reserve are peacocks. They freely walk through its territory. For birds there are absolutely no restrictions here. Visitors to the reserve will be able to feed the peacocks, and also make a lot of great photos. This amazing forest is very popular among tourists with children.
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Survived castles around Kos
♥   Castle 'Nerantzia Castle' Kos, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anthimachia Castle' Kos, 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bodrum Castle Turkey' , 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalymnos Castle' Kalymnos, 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palaiokastro' Mandraki, 34.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
When the king Mausolus died, the tomb has not been completed yet. Construction of the mausoleum was finished only in 350 BC. A grand building lasted nearly 2 000 years. During that time, the structure has experienced many important historical events, including numerous attacks by pirates and the conquest. The mausoleum was fully destroyed in the 15th century. Maltese took marble slabs and used them for the construction of the fortress, which bore the name of St. Peter. In 1966, fragments of bas-reliefs and statues of the once majestic tomb were found during archaeological investigations. As so, scientists managed to restore its image as closely as possible. … Read further
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