Muslim Monuments On Kos

Muslim Monuments on Kos

Like Rhodes, Kos is one of the main islands of the Dodecanese. Due to its strategic location, just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, the island attracted the interest of the Ottoman Empire, which captured the island on January 5, 1523.  Kos thus became a province of the Ottoman Rhodes. The Turks ruled over Kos until 1912, when the island was transferred to the Kingdom of Italy, after the Italo-Turkish War.

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Medicinal Plants And Herbs Of Kos

Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Kos

Visitors to Kos often speak of the curative experience the island on returning home. Famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, who was the father of modern medicine, the island is also well known for its thermal springs like at Agios Fokas. Unbeknownst to most travelers arriving on the island, though, are the hundreds of medicinal herbs and plants native to Kos.

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