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About Ancient Agora and Harbor

Outside the city’s fortification walls stands the ancient agora and  harbor, safeguarded by its own protective wall that began from the city walls themselves and continued south enclosing the temples and shops belonging to the harbor district.

It was in this district that the “Harbor Temple” was uncovered, a double temple dedicated to Aphrodite and constructed in the 2nd century BC.

Following its destruction in 469 AD, stones from the temple were used as building material for a number of new structures, including the harbor baths, the paleo-Christian basilica built in its place, the Temple of Hercules built on an artificial mound, as well as the “Harbor Portico” built in the late 4th and early 3rd centuries BC.

Map information of Ancient Agora Harbor in Kos Island

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