Western Excavation Site

Archaeological Site in Kos Town

This open site, south of the centre, holds fascinating ancient ruins uncovered by an earthquake in 1933. Its real treasures are the mosaics of the House of Europa, dating from the 2nd century and protected by rudimentary shelters. In front of them, there's a section of the Decumanus Maximus, the Roman city’s main thoroughfare, while the site also holds the Nymphaeum, the Xysto and the overgrown but evocative Temple of Dionysos. Across the street stands an impressive 2nd-century theatre.

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