Kos, one of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, is popular for its sandy beaches. But it’s also rich with Greek and Roman antiquities, particularly around Kos Town. The harbour area of Kos Town is particularly attractive with the Castle of the Knights - a great day out for any visitor.
Nissyros. Volcanic craters. According to Greek mythology, the island was formed when Poseidon cut off a part of Kos and threw it onto the giant Polybotes to stop him from escaping. The ancient name of the Nisyros was Porphyris. Ancient walls, dating from the 5th century BC, part of the acropolis of the island, are found near Mandraki. Photo by Helen Hartofilis