The island, with its unique history, numerous invaders, settlers and different civilizations all passing through and adding stones to its vast historical mosaic, is the repository of a wealth of religious constructions, with dozens of basilicas, Byzantine churches and mosques having been built throughout the ages. During the Byzantine period, ancient temples were razed to make way for Christian churches, while the Ottoman occupation witnessed the construction of mosques whose minarets rose high into the Aegean sky.
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The monastery of Agios Ioannis stands 7 km south of the beautiful settlement of Kefalos. It is built in an idyllic setting among plane trees. Next to the monastery, its half-ruined bell-tower […]
There was a Jewish community on Kos from at least the 2nd century BC, with an uninterrupted presence until the arrival of the Knights Templar who expelled them in the 14th century AD […]
As its name suggests, the mosque was built by Gazi Hasan Pasa, the Ottoman admiral of the Kos island in 1786. Its construction, as with that of many other churches and newer buildings, […]