Castle of the Knights: One of the most impressive castles of the Aegean, in Kos
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The town of Kos has one of the most impressive castles in the Aegean. Built by the Knights Templar at the end of the 14th century A.D., the castle of the Knights or the castle of Nerantzia (named by the sour orange trees that were planted on Kos town), was the most important part of the fortifications constructed on the island and is one of the most important archaeological sites in Kos.
The castle consists of two fortified curtain walls, which are connected only by a single inclined road, while four high towers have been built on its corners.
Photo by kos.gr
The castle of Nerantzia along with the castle of Saint Peter on the opposite coast of Ancient Alicarnasus (today's Bodrum Castle) used to control the sea during the period of the crusades.
In the construction of the castle various architectural elements from the ancient city of Kos and the Asclepieion were used.
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