Kos is subject to municipality of 12 Islands. It has a population over 30 thousands. There are ancient ruins in the island. A tree (Hippocrates Tree), mostly related with Hippocrates, in the Kos city is quite famous. Every year thousands of doctors visit the island for being the birth place of the founder of medicine, Hippocrates. Some of the natives of the island are Greek Muslim Turks.
Island conquered by Venetians and then sold to Saint John Knights, two centuries later knights’ face with invasion of Turks and leave the island to the Ottomans. Ottoman Empire governs the island for 400 years till its left to the Italians. Marks left by Ottoman are still can be seen even today. One of these is the Deftardar Mosque in the centre. The small square mosque situated is the hearth of the island and the market place. You can enjoy wide availability for shopping at the many shops selling touristic items and local products and coffee in the market place. The covered spice bazaar is one of the most favourite places of the market