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Antimaheia or Antimachia

The town of Antimaheia is situated in the center of the island, on a plateau, right next to the airport. It is one of the oldest communities of the island dating back more than 3.000 years.  Inhabitants of Kos used to live inland thereby avoiding confrontation with pirates, brigands and Ottomans that used to control the seas. The town is very widespread therefore quite difficult to visit by foot and is currently home to some 2000 to 3000 people, of which most are farmers or employed in the tourism industry. There is a traditional house to visit as well as the priest's windmill which has been restored and will shortly be functional again... The castle of Antimaheia is relatively near and used to shelter the population in times of peril. Last but not least a honey festival is organized around August and people can enjoy some of the local honey, as well as traditional music and dancing. 


Old Mill Antimachia
The windmill

Old Mill Antimachia
The windmill after recent restoration





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The Antimachia Library
Antimachia Antimaheia Kos
The traditional house

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