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The architecture of Kos is unique having absorbed and incorporated differing cultural influences. During the Ottoman period the town bore all the trappings of the well famed market cities. Its life was contained within the commercial road along the lines of which lived the Muslims and wit​​​​hin the bazaar situated on the center of the Platanos square.

The town is littered with mosques and Ottoman springs. During the Italian occupation the tow was influenced by Venetian Architecture. Furthermore Kos is a specific case study of its own, having been thoroughly rebuilt according to a new Italian plan, after the earthquake of 1933.Comprised of three building belts of class buildings. The north zone, the central zone and the eastern zone. The northern wing was filled with small lodgings for the simple townspeople (case popolari). The central part of the town was composed of 2 story buildings with ground floor shops where the members of the bourgeois made their homes (palazzine).Finally the eastern zone was reserved for the Italian settlers and was characterized by small manors and gardens (villini).Further characteristic​s of the incursion of Italian aesthetics is the presence of extended green belts of tropical trees, and the unique public buildings designed by Italian architects.

Post earthquake architecture can be easily distinguished from pre earthquake, the former being the product of eclecticism(city hall, General Hospital Governor's Office etc) while the later being born of rationalism and the architecture of fascism ( Casa del Fascio, Public Market Casa Balilla etc).

Architecture
A new architectural landscape was formed when the Dodecanese were incorporated to the Greek state of 1948.Great Hotel units were erected to accommodate the growth of tourism that caused them. The islands traditional architecture did not whether the passage of time and was replaced by modern building. Its foremost representatives are the villages of the island where the low wide faced parallel houses with their simple masonry and flat roofs, painted in bright colors, can still be seen. The interior runs along the lines habitual to the Dodecanese being frugal, clean and most of all suiting the needs of the rural family. Of note is the long wall where dishes portraits and the home's mirror were hanged. Characteristic are the island's windmills, the exarch being that of Antimachia.​​​​​​​
Travel Notebook
 
Using the symbol Add points of interest , you can keep in the notebook points of interest and places you like to visit when you come to our island. You can have in your cell phone the list of points via application we have created.