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Altar of Dionysus

About Altar of Dionysus – Kos

The Hellenistic altar of Dionysus, constructed in the island’s glory days of the 2nd century BC, is located near the ancient agora. One of the most important historical and artistic elements of the altar was the frieze, also a work of the 2nd century BC, portraying the battle of the Amazons, and representing the god Dionysos, Satyrs and Silenus, companion of Dionysos.

Today the frieze is housed in the Castle hall, while the only remains of the altar itself that can be seen are a stone wall, a rectangular section of the upper foundation and the entrance.

Visiting Information

  • Free admition
  • Site open to Public

Map information of Altar of Dionysus – Kos Island