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.
As its name suggests, the mosque was built by Gazi Hasan Pasa, the Ottoman admiral of the Kos island in 1786.Read more
The church Agios Mammas in Kos is ideally situated 11 km south of Kefalos offering a unique view.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more