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Rent a car in Kos

Kos is an Aegean island located near Rhodes. Its population is about 33,000 inhabitants and is the third largest island of the Dodecanese. The island has many historical monuments and is a tourist destination for many. Ancient Kos was founded in 366 BC. but the area findings suggest that it is inhabited since 3000 BC. Also in Kos besides the beautiful neoclassical buildings with Venetian influences you will also find the architecture element of the Dodecanese. Rent a car in Kos and you will have the opportunity to find more about the island. Also, it worths mentioning that there is a network of bike lanes that allows residents to move with bicycles.

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Kos Asclepieion

Kos Asklepieion is located 4 km from the town of Kos, on a cypress hill. Owner of the grove during that time, was Apollo Kyparissios, and the church of Corinthian style was built to his honor. From the area there, you can see the coast of Turkey and have a wonderful view of the sea. This particular Asclepius, is probably the most important of the ancient times, and was a place of worship for Asclepius. Asclepius was the son of the god Apollo in Greek mythology. Hippocrates, the founder of medicine, was lecturing at the Asklepieion of Kos. The ruins there are dated back to the 4th century BC. The discovery of the archaeological site was made only in 1902 by the German archaeologist Rudolf Herzog and Jacob Zarrafthis. Rent a car in Kos and visit the Asclepius  archeological site.

The castle of the Knights

At the entrance of the harbor one can find the castle of the Knights of the Order of John. An emblematic castle consisting of two fortifications. You can visit the castle and admire various sculptures and inscriptions from the time it was in use. It was built in the 14th century BC. from the John Knights. According to the testimonies, during the 15th century BC. Kos had dense vegetation of orange and lemon trees, therefore the castle was also called Neratzia castle.

The Plane Tree of Hippocrates

In Platanos Square in Kos, in front of the Castle of the Knights you will find the Hippocrates plane tree. According to mythology, Hippocrates passed his knowledge, teaching under this tree. It is also said that the apostle Paul did the same. Nowadays there is a 500 year old plane tree that probably originated from the original plane tree. It is noteworthy that seeds and cuttings from the plane tree have been distributed at various points on the planet, mainly in medical schools.

The airport in Kos

Kos also has an airport named “Hippocrates” and serves domestic and foreign flights during the summer months. A car can be rented at Kos Airport. Kos is connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus but also to many of the Dodecanese islands such as Syros, Santorini, Naxos, Rhodes and Kalymnos. The island has stunning natural beauty and you will find several beaches to enjoy swimmming. Choose to rent a car in Kos for your transportation and enjoy your vacation without any extra charges. Hellascar car rental offer services that will guarantee your transportation convenience!

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