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Religious Sites

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.

Mosque of Gazi Hasan (Loggia) in kos town

Mosque of Gazi Hasan Pasa (Loggia)

As its name suggests, the mosque was built by Gazi Hasan Pasa, the Ottoman admiral of the Kos island in 1786.

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Agios Mammas Kefalos Kos

Agios Mamas, Kefalos

The church Agios Mammas in Kos is ideally situated 11 km south of Kefalos offering a unique view.

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Ag.Ioannis church in Kefalos

Monastery of Agios Ioannis

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.

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Jewish Synagogue in kos

Jewish Synagogue

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.

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