Chaos to Cosmos
The path from chaos to cosmos was discovered by telling one's life story

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Antimachia Castle

Antimachia Castle: Built in the early 14th century by the Order of the Knights of Saint John, works were intensified at the end of the 15th century, particularly in 1494 as can be seen from the inscription above the main gate.

Agios Stefanos

Agios Stefanos Basilica

The ruins of the Basilica of Agios Stefanos in Kamari Bay, Kefalos, Kos. The beautiful landscape is completed by Kastri, the small rocky island in the gulf, just 50 meters in diameter, which houses the small chapel of St. Nicholas.

Plaka Forest

Plaka Forest in Kos, where cats and peacocks seem to live in harmony

Difficult to find and down a track in awful condition, the forest of Plaka is located near Antimachia, Kos. The cats did look pretty chilled, but I actually found it quite disturbing. Maybe the cats enjoy living there in isolation, but I just wanted to take them all home and love them and it was very hard to leave them. 

Lagoudi Zia

Stereotypical photo opportunity provided in the village of Zia, Kos

... along with wall-to-wall tat

View from Zia

Driving in the mountains of Kos

"The tiny mountain village of Lagoudi Zia, on the slopes of Mount Dikaios, is a popular day-trip destination known for its charming cobbled lanes lined with tavernas, shops for handmade crafts, and traditional blue-and-white houses."

Kos Asklepieion

Obligatory Greek cat at the Asklepieion

The Asclepeion or Asklepieion dates from the first half of the 3rd century BC and it was built to honor the god of health and medicine, Asklepios, after the death of the famous ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Casa Romana

This is an excellently preserved example of a Roman villa with superb murals. Casa Romana, which opened to the public in spring 2015, can be found to the right of Grigoriou Pemptou Street, to the west of Kos Town, close to the Roman Odeon.