Neratzia Castle (Castle of the Sour Orange Tree) - Kos Town

Kos Town is dominated by the Neratzia Castle (Castle of the Sour Orange Tree), which was constructed by the Knights Templar at the end of the 14th century. The reason for its name is the many sour orange trees planted during the late 14th century in the surrounding area. Of interest to note, the castle was restored during the Italian occupation period of the island and during the German occupation, it hosted the German garrison and was a prison for Greek patriots.