Religious Sites in Kos Town

Religious Sites in Kos Town, Greece

Religious Sites in Kos Town

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  • David D
    Devon, UK25 361 contributions
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    Monday 28th and we were sightseeing and exploring Kos Town and the Old Town and we visited Eleftherias Square where this Mosque is situated

    The Defterdar Mosque, it is also known as the Mosque of Kos. It was build in 1780 by and is named after the Ottoman Sultan's finance minister, Ibrahim Efendi.

    For information a Defterdar is the term used for an Ottoman Empire finance officer or a provincial accountant general.

    Sadly the Mosque was one of the many buildings affected by the earthquake, which hit the region on the 21st July 2017, with magnitude of 6.7.

    The Mosque lost it's tower which was an iconic feature of the Square and the Town's skyline. The remainder of the structure is unsound and is boarded up and falling into a worse state of dereliction.

    It does remain a special feature of
    Eleftherias Square and still contributes to making the Square a special place to visit.
    Written 30 September 2020
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  • tac0matraveler
    Tacoma, WA351 contributions
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    This was not hard to find using google maps. Can only see it from the outside and may be the back side. Also managed to find the “new” Jewish cemetery with help from a taxi driver but not the old cemetery. The cemetery also included a memorial to those Jewish residents who died in the Holocaust.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • David D
    Devon, UK25 361 contributions
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    This small Church, which dates to the late Byzantine Period. It is located in it's own gated enclosure by the Archeological Site of the Ancient Agora of Kos.

    It is known as the Church of Saint George tou Arrenagogeiou (of the Boys’ School) Kos. In 1882 the school was founded and the Church was incorporated into its grounds situated in the playground.

    A simple styled design building which is almost square in shape with a red domed roof with 8 arched windows.

    Not sure if the Church is permanently closed when not in use. The gate was locked when we visited on Monday 28th September. It is possible that it was closed due to COVID 19 restrictions.

    Along the side of the Church is the tomb of Archbishop Gerasimos of Kos.

    Although the school was destroyed by the earthquake on 23rd April 1933, the Church survived. The date is the Church's feast day.

    If passing by it is worth taking a few moments to stop and have a quick look

    Written 3 October 2020
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