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Archaeological sites - Monuments

Kos Island - The plane tree of HippocratesThe plane tree of Hippocrates
Located Opposite the Entrance of the Castle of Neratzia and the Lotzias mosque. The fountain of the mosque has an Arabic sign which refers
to “the water of Hippocrates.” It’s an age-long plane tree at least 500 years old and according to tradition, Hippocrates taught his students under the shade of its leaves.


Ancient Theatre Ambavris
It’s located in the most southern part of the ancient city and a part of the orchestra and stage have been excavated. The width is estimated at 108 metres and it could hold 13,000 – 14,000 people.
Ancients Sanctuary, Psalidi
One of the most important findings of the ancient period was the sanctuary which was found in the area of Iraklis along with many other important offerings, some from Egypt and Syria. The sanctuary was dedicated to feminine divinity.
Ancient Acropolis (Seragia)
The Minoan settlement on the island dates back to 1450 from ruins which have been found on the Seragia hill (today’s old town). The dead city which was found in the South Western part of the city also belongs to the same period. The settlement of the 7th and 6th century BC took up the largest area of the shrinking geometrical settlement. The Minoan findings show that the settlements were made over the ruins of ancient settlements.
Old Christian Basilica of St. Gabriel
It’s located in the area of Psalidi at a short distance from the city and next to the coastal road. It’s a big Basilica, rectangular and spreads to the west. The south side has many smaller buildings. Among these is the Baptism area with a cross shaped font. In the foyer the floor had a mosaic design while the rest of the floors were covered with large marble stones, smaller clay ones and coloured hexagon and square shaped ones. Most of these are now in the museum of Architecture in the Castle of the Knights Neratzias.
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