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Kos Town, Greece

The town of Kos, the beautiful capital of the island is situated at the eastern coast of the island, within a wonderful overgrown natural environment. The modern town, counting approximately 18.000 permanent residents, has been built at the place of the ancient one; as a result the ruins of past, glorious times are visible everywhere. Moreover, the monuments of each historic period, from the remotest past up to nowadays alternate one another in an interesting cultural blend. The town, with its well-laid large streets and squares, the well restored historic buildings side by side to the modern constructions, has a quite original character.

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Although human settlement in the area is dated as early as in the end of the 3rd millennium b. C., the town was in fact established in 366 b.C., when it was founded the new city, the capital city of the state of Kos. The town flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman periods; in these times the agora (market) of Kos was counted among the most important ones. As it happens today, even in past times the majority of economic, political and social activities took place at the port. For that reason, the most important sightseeing within the town is gathered in this area. It is here that you will see the Neratzia Castle, built by the Knights of St. John, as well as the Plane tree, one of the most ancient trees over the world under the shadow of which Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, gave his lessons.

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Many alternatives for accommodation, food and drink, amusement and fun are available in the town. Staying here you may choose any kind of activity: from swimming and water sports to walking, sightseeing and nightlife. Whatever you choose, your holidays will be an unforgettable experience.

 

The Marina of the town of Kos

The Marina of the town of Kos is located at the southern entrance of the town, in front of the square 7 March, very close to the central port. The marine had been inaugurated in 2001 and with its strong artificial water-breaks, not only does it offer a safe shelter to any boat or yacht, but also high quality service and full facilities are available. Additionally, it is very convenient as it is very close to the center of the town.

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Skippers should know that the geographic coordinates of the marine are 36ο 53΄ N και 27ο 18΄ E. It has a capacity of berthing up to 250 boats and yachts, from 7 to 50 meters long and with maximum draught 5 meters. It has advanced guarding, safety and fire-extinguish systems, rescue and accompanying powerboats and a good reception and service station. Moreover, in the stores of the town you will find all marine equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe sailing. Facilities of repairing are also available at the repairing zone, which has a capacity of some 150 vessels. It also has systems of sludge drainage and of immediate treatment of pollution of the sea. Finally, the marina is situated at a distance less than 45 miles far from some 20 islands and from the opposite coast of Turkey.

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