The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 21: Casa Romana on Kos

Join Thor and me as we visit the reconstructed Roman villa in Kos Town.

NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos.

In last week’s post, Thor and I collected leaves from the venerable Hippocrates Tree for a scientific study. After that, we strolled on through the pleasant lanes of Kos Town, past the central Greek Orthodox church damaged in the recent earthquake. (Fallen pillars and masonry on the other side of the building blocked pedestrian passage.)

This icon on the side of the church seems to be eyeing one of the earthquake cracks with alarm.

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 21: Casa Romana on Kos — 4 Comments

  1. Great pix!

    I love reconstructions and whole rooms as found in some larger museums. Those give a glimpse into the people’s actual lives–what they saw everyday, which in turn shaped how they saw the world.

  2. Thanks, Sherwood! We really appreciated the experience of wandering the rooms, going upstairs, and feeling the residence in 3D.

  3. Kos is a great town and it is fun to see all the the classical Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and modern architecture woven together like a quilt.

    • I definitely want to go back to Kos! So much that we didn’t have time to see. We loved the way the modern roads in town meandered around the ancient sites, all seeming to exist in harmony.