Prehistory

kos-prehistoryThe oldest known residency of Kos goes back to the Bronze age (2300 -2000BC) and was traced to the hill Seragion (today’s old town) where part of a settlement and fortress were
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Prehistoric to Classical Age

Kos Island - The White RockKos was inhabited from the very early Bronze Age (2900-2100 BC) as the prehistoric tombs and the findings in Asklupi and in the White Stone cave prove. Pelasgi, Kares and Leleges
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Historic Times

thumb kos-historic-times-1In historic times, around the tenth century BC, the Dorians settled on the island and according to Herodotos, they came from Argolida. In ancient times Kos took part in the Doric
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The Hellenistic Period

Kos Island - Hellenistic period - Ptolomeos IIThe Hellenistic period is the brightest period in Kos' history. In the creation of the new city (366 BC) a lot of marble monuments were built such as the sanctuary of Hercules, Pandimou
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The late Hellenistic & Roman Period

kos-island-hellenistic-roman-period-mosaicKos prospered during the late Hellenistic period. Elegant buildings such as the conservatory, the Casa Romana, the Vespasiani ("Nimphea"), the Thermes with it's rich mosaics,
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Early Christian - Byzantine Period

Kos - Early Christian Byzantine PeriodThe first mention of the early Christian period in Kos is connected to the visit of the disciple Paul which is mentioned in the book of Paul. This was recorded in the minutes of the
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Knighthood Period 1309 - 1337 - 1522

Kos Island Knighthood Period 1309 - 1337 - 1522During its domination in Kos (1337-1522) the Battalion of the Knights of Saint John fortified and upgraded the Byzantine network of fortresses on the island.
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The Battalion of the Ioannite Knights (Knights of Saint John)

thumb kos-island-battalion-ioannite-knights-knights-saint-john1The centuries that followed were marked by the presence of foreign conquerors. After a short occupation of the island by the Venetians and the Genoans, Kos came under the control
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