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
found. During the Minoan domination in the Aegean, people settled and populated widely in Kos. Because of the Minoan settlement Kos gained a crucial position in the network of commercial routes to the East. The prosperity and blossoming of the settlement is illustrated in the “New Catalogue” of the Iliada (676-680) where they take part in the Trojan war with a fleet of 30 thirty ships. The references made about Kos during the Iliadic era and other mythological times such as the times of worship of Asclipio on the island by Trikki, may show the pre-Doric settlement in the Pelasgous or Minoan times and the settling of the people of Thessalia in Kos.
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