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KOS WORTH SEEING THE NERATZIA CASTLE

THE NERATZIA CASTLE
It is situated in the entrance of the Kos harbour on a place where, in antiquity, there was an island, communicating with the inland through a brigde, that one sees even today (The bridge of the Phoenicians street). It is formed of two defensive precincts. The interior one has four circular Towers in the corners; the southeastern Tower forms part of the exterior precinct, which is larger than the first, with massive bastions on the four corners, battlements and gunports. The two precincts are separated by a large moat and communicate with a drawbridge.

The castle was built of local stone as well as parts of ancient buildings (columns, architraves, bases etc.) from the ruins of the ancient city. On the upper part of its masorry, one can see many blazons.

Over the main gate one sees an hellenistic frieze with masks and garlands. On the gates ceiling (central gate, Carmadino gate) there are basalt columns placed obliquely, which come probably from the early christian basilica of Limen.



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THE NERATZIA CASTLE PHOTOS

CIRCULAR BASTION - One of the four circular bastions which building for the protection of the port, between the years 1495 and 1514. THE WALL OF THE CASTLE - The safety walls of the of the castle. PORT VIEW - The port view from Neratzia castle in Kos town Dodecanese Greece

PALMS AND MOSQUE - Mosque between palm trees ENTRANCE GATE - One of the entrance gate to the Neratzias  castle.  THE ENCEINTE OF THE CASTLE - A view of the enceinte of Neratzias castle.

THE MAIN ENTRANCE GATE - The main entrance gate to the fortress. THE ENTRANCE OF THE CASTLE - A view of the main entrance to the Neratzias castle. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION - One of the many monumental inscription which every visitor to the castle can see.

ANCIENT MONUMENT - A part of an ancient monument. THE CASTLE OF THE KNIGHTS - The Neratzia castle is also named and castle of thw Knights because it built by the Knights of Hospitallers. 
THE CASTLE OF KNIGHTS - The powerful fortification of the castle.

THE CASTLE OF KNIGHTS - The place where the castle is situated, in antiquity was an island, communicating with Kos through a bridge, a part of which is preceved until today. It is the stone built the bridge of the palm tree steet.  THE CASTLE OF KNIGHTS - The powerful fortification were built 6 centuries ago! ROAD - The castle is built in a strategic site.

STATUE - Walk around the precinct of the castle you can see many statues and other monuments. WALL - Part of the castle walls. THE CASTLE OF THE KNIGHTS - Another view of the impressive castle.

THE NERATZIA CASTLE - The Neratzia castle is one the most important monuments of Kos. SCULPTURE - One of the many sculptures that visitors could see at the castle.  MUSEUM - Today castle is a museum for the architectural members of the excavation have brought to light.

CIRCULAR BASTION - One of the four circular bastion with the Venetian blazon on the wall.



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