Kos Town Landmarks

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Kos Town Landmarks

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  • Donaldnurse999
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely vibrant town square. Lots of cafes and shops which are all reasonably priced. We spent a day in Kos town and having a cold beer in the square was just lovely
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • dekofnot
    Leicester, UK548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were very fortunate in having an excellent guide who made the history fascinating and humorous. The 3 d tablet enabling you to visualise what may have been was a real bonus. One thing puzzled me.. was it bad design in making so many steps for sick people or was there a reason.?
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • David C
    Shropshire, UK82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited yesterday with the kids In tow and really enjoyed looking around.
    Amazing looking structure. No safety barriers but that’s fine as long as you’re mindful of this.
    The museum was closed when we went but that could because it was the end of the season.. and we didn’t pay an entrance fee.
    Even my partner said she really enjoyed seeing it and usually I’m the one dragging her around historical buildings..
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • Sue T
    Castleford, UK172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful restored Roman house which gives you a real feel for how people lived. The Casa is extensive with lots of different rooms, a beautiful courtyard, lots of exhibits and even an upstairs floor. There are very readable information panels, in Greek and English - aren’t we lucky? It really is not to be missed.
    As I paid to get in I was asked where we were from and said the UK. Guy on the cash desk contradicted me and said Ireland. I was then charged €3 each which is the EU rate, not €6 which is UK post Brexit. So there’s a tip I wish I’d known when I paid €6 to get into Kos Archaeological Museum, also well worth a visit.
    Written 7 November 2023
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  • acar28
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • LondonSouthLondon
    South Wales, UK98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Graet to wander around and great for me. A well preserved roman street, original mosaics, wall paintngs, marble and archways all very absorbing and free.
    For the kids a bit more on site information would have been good to bring things to life a bit more.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • Rebecca Sparkles
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really was in my element here and I could have spent another hour walking around were it not for the heat! ☀️ 💦 The ruins were beautiful and I love the way they’re generally left without railings/chains etc and tourists are trusted to use their common sense so the feel is more authentic. There were signs dotted about but they were very old and I still couldn’t make sense of what was what when I was looking at the arial image of the agora. I would have really appreciated more info. But do you know what, for free, I can’t really complain! It’s a must see
    Written 6 July 2023
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  • lovehols
    Dublin, Ireland204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Due to earthquake damage it's regarded as unsafe to enter. Although you can still walk around it and take snaps. If my memory serves me, I believe there's a tiny chapel adjacent to the church where you may contemplate and light a candle. I adore Orthodox Christian churches, especially inside though.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • acar28
    13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice square but needs work as covered in weeds,faded signs etc. Easy to get to from the harbour and we enjoyed looking at the cannons but mosque next door is run down and ruined the experience for us personally.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • CathieJoseph
    Alton, UK23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful setting for a mass. The priest could do with a microphone as it was difficult to hear due to the noisy birds etc. the little church was lovely and very well maintained. I specifically enjoyed being outside in the shade of the trees. Even with the noisy birds, it was still a lovely mass.
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • Alison B
    Sheffield, UK2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a lovely day trip to Kos Town, it is a very pretty place to visit and the people are lovely, however our trip was spoilt when we went to change some money. There is a little place on the harbour front that sells ferry tickets and also changes money, it is next door to the tax office. The man did change our money but didn't give us the going rate, he basically gave us €100 for £100 and told us that was what we were getting when we questioned it, but by then we had already handed our money over. Very rude man and obviously making a killing on every tourist going in there to change money.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • ANDREA P
    Wolverhampton, UK149 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's located right on the promenade for all to see. It's worth a pause in your step to take a picture.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Joan L
    51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had to visit this landmark as Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates. This is a beautiful statue which is easy to access from the harbour.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland26 281 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • nerjanits
    Nerja, Spain110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the leaders of the Greek independence against the Ottoman Empire - a national hero in Greece. You may drive past or walk past without giving the statue a look, but at least you should acknowledge his presence
    Written 7 November 2019
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