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Monday, 13 August 2018

Ten Things We Loved About Kos: 5. Casa Romana

Courtyard in the Casa Romana
The Roman House or Casa Romana is a Roman villa of the late 2nd and early 3rd Century AD, built in the ruins of a Hellenistic house with a wonderful sewage system (exciting, eh?) located in Kos Town. It consists of 36 rooms and 3 outdoor spaces.

Open to the general public from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

This is a fantastic example of how to do restorations really, really well.

You get the feeling as you walk round that you could almost move in and live there - or at least imagine how people will have lived there - and, despite being right on a busy street in Kos Town (to be fair, the builders probably didn't anticipate the growth in traffic over 2000+ years), it is a genuine (non-cliché) oasis of quiet and calm.

Must See in Kos: Casa Romana

Courtyard in the Casa Romana

Courtyard in the Casa Romana

Courtyard in the Casa Romana

Mosaic in the Casa Romana


Monday, 6 August 2018

Ten Things We Loved About Kos: 6. Agora (Market)

Kos Town Market on Eleftherios Square

Stuffed with souvenirs, the Kos Town Market (Municipal Market of Kos or Agora) on Eleftherios Square, is also the Farmers' Market. It has a huge selection of local produce (loukoumi and baklava, etc., that make great gifts and delicacies to take home for Christmas) as well as honey, herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits with some of the biggest, juiciest peaches I’ve seen anywhere (perfect for breakfast).




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