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THE CASTLE OF KNIGHTS
The Castle of Knights is one of the most important historic monuments in Kos. Highly impressive and imposing is one of the sights that every visitor should see.
The Knights of Ioannites tagma built it during the 14th century on the remains of the ancient town walls. It is located in the port’s entrance, right across the shores of Minor Asia. This way Venetians were able to check all boats.
To build it they used materials from archaeological places (pillars, marble inscriptions and sepulchral steles). The castle is consisted by two yards that are separated by a wide dike and contact with each other through a bridge. Between the interior and exterior yard was a knightly structure (warehouse) that is now used as a museum for architectonic pieces from Kos.
He interior yard has four circular towers in the corners, while the exterior is bigger with bulky ramparts in the four corners.

THE CASTLE’S BRIDGE
The castle’s bridge is right across its entrance, in the famous avenue of Finics. It is saved in a good condition and connects Kos with the island that was right across it.
It was built in the same period as the Knight’s castle that means the 13th century. To build the bridge they used square rocks of large dimensions.
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