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Chris B
Ilfracombe128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Not open but looks like repairs were started but not continued, sad to see it falling into further disrepair!
Written 29 September 2020
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chris j
Hayle, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
please just go here and exprience the history, we loved it, my sister was born on Cyprus and i lived there for 6 years as a child.you really can not beat the med.
Written 20 April 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28 605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
There are two mosques in the old town of Kos: the Defterdar Mosque at Eleftherias Square and the Loggia Mosque at the small Platanos Square, where the tree of Hippocrates stands. Both mosques are now closed and not in use anymore, but still attractive to look at from the outside. Only the Loggia Mosque still has its minaret (the one of the Deftredar Mosque fell down during the earthquake July 2017).

The Loggia Mosque doesn't have a dome, as was usual during Ottoman times, but a hipped roof covered with red tiles, which doesn't make it look like an Islamic prayer house. There is an arcade on the north side of the ground floor, which is the reason that the building is now called 'Loggia Mosque'. (Tzami tis Lotzias' in Greek). Above it are two floors, each with different types of windows, the higher ones being arched. The whole construction has beauiful masonry.

The real name of the mosque is 'Ghazi Hassan Pasha Mosque' in honour of the man, who gave the orders for its construction - according to an inscription in 1786. Hassan Pasha was an interesting person, a Georgian slave, who rose through the ranks in the Ottoman army, becoming 'Kapudan Pasha', thus 'Commander of the Navy' and at the same time the governor of the 'Vilayet Cezayir' (Province of the White Sea), which included all the islands in the Eastern Aegean, thus also Kos. Because of his achievements in the Russo-Turkish War he was given the title of honour 'Ghazi', reserved for military leaders, who distinguished themselves in wars against non-Muslims.
Written 30 November 2018
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Alan D
Perth, UK786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Visit this square and mosque every year.
Mosque was damaged in earth quake last year not repaired hopefully by next year to its former state.
'Beautiful building"
Written 26 August 2018
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Halim Kurt
Izmir, Türkiye1 193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Such a full of history in the middle of the town.... closed due to damages after earthquake... local government should take action to repair and open to visits...
Written 23 August 2018
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TrWorldTraveler
Bloomington, IN6 871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We like to stay every summer at the Kos island. This mosque is located in Eleftherias square. Last year’s powerful earthquake damaged the port, so many sites as well as this mosque. It is sad to see the famous church right behind the public market is also destroyed.
Written 6 August 2018
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Buchtenbummler
Erding251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
on the central pace of Kos town was that nice buildiung, with jeweller shops, Cafes and the overall Minarett, that fel down at the earthquake 7/2017, the top of the tower was saved, as I saw, hopefully, it will be rebuild one day
Written 21 July 2018
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2 531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
The mosque and square is much less visited than Elefterias square but is still equally attractive. The mosque sustained damage during the earthquake last July and is closed pending repairs. The minaret is still standing but the mosque is surrounded by fencing. There is lovely cafe/restaurant where one can sit and watch the day go by. Worth visiting.
Written 18 May 2018
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Artur L
Maidenhead, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Located on the square, just next to the Hippocrates tree, it looks amazing. However, after the 2017 earthquake it’s quite destroyed. Unfortunately.
Written 12 May 2018
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Rita plumpton
United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
lovely square with nice restaurants where you can sit and people watch. Especially nice in the evenings.
Written 3 January 2018
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