The Rambling Writer’s Greek Islands 2019, part 7: Roman Ruins in Kos Town

Thor and I continue our ramble among the ancient Roman sites threaded along the streets of Kos Town. Come walk with us!

NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. This time I wanted to return to Crete after 37 years, to introduce Thor to “glorious Kriti” and research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT. After time-traveling via ruins and museums to explore the mysterious, vanished Minoan culture, we went ferry-hopping to relax on a couple of our favorite islands.

Last week we exited the reconstructed Roman villa that gave us a 3D experience of a luxurious two-story dwelling of aristocrats. Kos Town is a walker’s paradise, as so many sites are within easy strolling distance. Passing this lovely little bird vapa that provided springwater…

…we headed south to look for the Odeum, a Roman theater, but first took an interesting wrong turn when this friendly cat insisted on leading us down a tree-lined lane…

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Islands 2019, part 7: Roman Ruins in Kos Town — 6 Comments

  1. Wonderful glimpses of that ancient world. And of course all that wood from the triremes would not go to waste if people could help it. The terrible battle at Salamis Bay must have been a boon to builders, if not to families of the sailors.

  2. Why does Zeus keep disguising himself as as animal to seduce mortals? Is he bow-legged or something?

    • Thor, as usual this is a profound question from you! Since Zeus is so magnificent that his true nature would blind mere mortals, I guess he just has fun donning different guises.