Roman Odeon of Kos
Roman Odeon of Kos
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  • Barry W
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experiencing Greek
    Very cool place, worth seeing. Won’t take too long to get around. Great restoration work done it. Cool to see Ancient Greek stuff. Don’t forget to go across the road, more ruins there, could be kept a bit better it’s a same, seems very dirty over there
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Doug W
    Wembley, United Kingdom1,025 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really well preserved small theatre
    Just on the outskirts of Kos old town is a very fine example a Roman theatre, (Odeon) which was built here in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD (CE) and which had the capacity for an audience of about 750 people. Some renovation and reconstruction was done after its excavation in the early 20th century. Underneath the banked up audience seating the inside of this building can be accessed via a passage on each side. Off this passage are a number of rooms and niches. These rooms were probably dressing rooms etc and are now used to display photos and information about the buildings. It is here that you can learn from an illustration that the Odeon was really quite a sophisticated building and even had a rood. A rare thing among ancient sites of this kind I believe. Entry is free and you can spend as little or as much time here as it takes to satisfy your curiosity about this fine site.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • JonScaife
    Sheffield, United Kingdom246 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but attractive
    We thought the Roman Odeon of Kos was worth a short visit since we were staying only 10-15 minutes walk away. It is relatively small and has been restored with nice surroundings. When we visited the inside was not open so we couldn't take a look underneath, but we were able to walk up to the top of the Odeon itself and get a sense of the view. It is worth a visit if you are in Kos town but you won't need more than 20-30 minutes. Entry was free, we just walked in from the street.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
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acar28
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Although it didn't take us long to explore, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Full of history and was kept in good condition. We got some great photos and were the only ones there at 10am
Written 10 April 2024
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JonScaife
Sheffield, UK246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We thought the Roman Odeon of Kos was worth a short visit since we were staying only 10-15 minutes walk away. It is relatively small and has been restored with nice surroundings. When we visited the inside was not open so we couldn't take a look underneath, but we were able to walk up to the top of the Odeon itself and get a sense of the view. It is worth a visit if you are in Kos town but you won't need more than 20-30 minutes. Entry was free, we just walked in from the street.
Written 31 October 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1 688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was good to come and see it’s an old odeon where you can imagine they held shows and performances many 1000s of years ago there is a little exhibition inside explaining more about the site
Written 17 October 2023
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Doug W
Wembley, UK1 025 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Just on the outskirts of Kos old town is a very fine example a Roman theatre, (Odeon) which was built here in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD (CE) and which had the capacity for an audience of about 750 people. Some renovation and reconstruction was done after its excavation in the early 20th century. Underneath the banked up audience seating the inside of this building can be accessed via a passage on each side. Off this passage are a number of rooms and niches. These rooms were probably dressing rooms etc and are now used to display photos and information about the buildings. It is here that you can learn from an illustration that the Odeon was really quite a sophisticated building and even had a rood. A rare thing among ancient sites of this kind I believe.
Entry is free and you can spend as little or as much time here as it takes to satisfy your curiosity about this fine site.
Written 8 October 2023
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travelogger2
United Kingdom390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Restored Roman odeon. Free. Walk around a dark indoor cavernous display. Outside the amphitheatre. Poorly signposted. Took us all week to find
Written 1 October 2023
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Frederik
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is fine to see by convenience, but not really that interesting compared to other ruins/sites.

In retrospect, this is not something I will have in mind about Kos.
Written 15 August 2023
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Graeme C
Peterborough, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The kids really enjoyed our trip here, the Odeon was much bigger than expected and we spent probably an hour looking around.
Written 29 July 2023
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katrina i
Manchester, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was an impressive site and it had interesting information on boards inside. It was free to enter and definitely worth a look if you are exploring round Kos town
Written 26 July 2023
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Barry W
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very cool place, worth seeing. Won’t take too long to get around. Great restoration work done it. Cool to see Ancient Greek stuff. Don’t forget to go across the road, more ruins there, could be kept a bit better it’s a same, seems very dirty over there
Written 4 June 2023
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betterthanwork
Nottingham, UK1 501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Well worth the 5-10 minute walk from the seafront to see this piece of ancient history. Although there is not much to see, it is an important monument to admire.
Written 21 May 2023
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