The Kos Archaeological Museum is housed in a building in Eleftherias Square and is one of the last major public buildings constructed by the fascist regime of Italy in the period that followed the devastating earthquake of 1933. It was designed by the Italian architect Rodolfo Petracco and built from 1935 to 1937, while the redevelopment of the east side of the building was studied by Mario Paolini in 1937. It is a two-story edifice, with an imposing facade of three arched entrances, in imitation of the Roman Thermae. The style of the building, known as fascist style, makes direct reference to the period of purification of forms, which was applied to the public buildings and structures during the twenty-year fascist regime.
The antiquities are displayed on two levels, although the second level, housing the large collection of Mycenaean and Geometric-period vessels of Kos, along with many small earthen statuettes, ornaments and other funeral offerings, is still not open to the public. The ground floor displays mainly sculptured works that were brought to light during excavations in the city of Kos (Agora, West archaeological area, Altar of Dionysos, Roman Odeon, the Roman House etc.).
As you enter the Kos Archaeological Museum you will not fail to notice the beautiful mosaic of the Hellenistic period that adorns the floor of the porch (peristyle), representing the arrival of Asklepios in Kos (2nd-3rd century AD). The mosaic was found to the South of the Agia Paraskevi church.
In the North West room make sure that you get to admire the imposing statue of a man, supposedly Hippokrates. You can also take the time to appreciate a number of other beautiful works dating from the Hellenistic up to the Roman era of which I give you a small sample.