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The Roman Odeon



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The Roman Odeon in Kos Town was built around the 2nd or 3rd century AD and was found in the early 20th century. Its purpose was most probably to host music competitions. It has a North-South orientation, with the «koilon» (the place for the seats) found at the South and the orchestra and scene at the North. The first nine rows you will notice are made out of original marble and used to seat by the most important citizens of the time. After the landing there are another five rows made out of granite where regular people used to sit. A lot of statues were found in the surrounding area and you can admire some of them at the Archaeological museum in Kos Town.  The floor, the wings, the stage and the orchestra pit remain in relatively good condition.

Roman Odeon Kos Town

Roman Odeon Kos Town




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