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Castle of Knights

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on 20/06/2013

dominates the right side of the harbor of Kos is perhaps the most remarkable building in the island. It was built by the Knights, who came to Kos in the 14th century probably on the ruins of a previous building, as shown ruins of ancient buildings, columns and other architectural elements inside the walls. The external construction of the castle began in 1495 and the existence of several carved armorial bear witness that external completed in 1524, while the interior was completed in 1748. Today, one can see parts of the walls and towers, stairs, hallways and doorways from the outside and the inside of the castle. Below the castle gate, found parts of a circular wall built in 1391 by the knights to protect the city. The most impressive parts of the castle is the southwest tower and the main entrance with three arched bridges and mobile portal.

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