Museums & Galleries

The island of Kos has been continuously inhabited since the prehistoric era and there are numerous archaeological remains to showcase the island’s rich history. It flourished greatly during the Byzantine era and the Venetian occupation Most importantly the island is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, the man who introduced new diagnostic methods and treatments for many diseases.

Archaeological museum

The Archaeological Museum of Kos stands in the heart of Kos Town and includes findings from the Ancient Agora, the Asklepieion and other sites on the island. Hundreds of findings were brought to light from the excavations that took place in the surrounded regions. The museum's exhibition focuses on items that cover various periods from the Hellenistic to Roman times and aim to introduce the most important sculpture works from the island of Kos.

Folklore museum

The Folklore Museum of Kos is one of the most interesting places to visit, depicting scenes from the agricultural life of the island from the 18th century till today. It is well-equipped with a large collection of artifacts, agricultural tools and lovely embroideries. You will have the chance to travel on a journey back in time.

Hippocrates cultural centre

Located in the village of Mastihari, the Hippocrates Garden Cultural Centre is dedicated to the father of medicine. It is an exact replica of a 5th century BC ancient Greek settlement and organises many seminars of ancient Greek philosophy.