Historical monuments & museums

A fusion of civilisations

Nestled in the middle of the Dodecanese, in Greece's remarkable archipelago, Kos Island has seen countless cultures come and go over the centuries. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the island is full of noteworthy monuments from different historical periods: Ottoman mosques, iconic Roman monuments, Medieval castles, ruins of Byzantine settlements, former Italian public buildings, caves with findings of the first human settlements dating back to Prehistoric time and so much more, unfold the island's rich history.

Widely known since antiquity as the motherland of Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, Kos is often described as an open-air museum as it features dozens of entrance-free archeological sites. This is the main reason why sightseeing is considered a must! The impressive architecture and diverse landmarks narrate the island's course through time, while its multicultural identity is also evident through the archeological remains dotted across the island.