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The Limenos Basilica

The ruins of the so-called Limenos Basilica, a Christian church dating from the 5th century, standing in the Kos Agora.

It was a three-naved basilica with a wooden roof, and an atrium and baptistery. With the length of 72 metres and width of 23 metres it was one of the biggest basilicas in the Mediterranean at the time it was built. Most likely the church was the first building of the new religion in Kos.


The Basilica was erected on the remnants of the Limenos Arcade and the embakment of the eastern harbour, with the extensive use of the building materials coming from the numerous ancient structures standing around the Agora. Ironically, one thousand years later, the basilica itself served as a source of the building material during the extension of the Neratiza Castle by the Knights Hospitaller.

  • Robin 4y

    Dorota Tak, roślinność tam jest wspaniała!
    leyla gundogan Thank you, Leyla!
  • Maria Pasieka 4y

    Wspaniałe zdjęcie ,piękne miejsce.
  • Robin 4y

    Maria Pasieka Dziękuję, Mario!
  • Alexander Pappas 4y

    very nicely composed with a beautiful colorful background!
  • Frans Sellies PRO 4y

    very nice!
  • Sokleine PRO 4y

    It does not remain much from the old Christian church but it is well preserved in a wonderful flower environment. Beautiful composition.

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  • Robin 4y

  • jackie ramo 4y

  • Ella 4y

    Ladnie sie te kolumny prezentuja na tle kwiatkow.
  • Vaxjo 4y

    nice composition
  • mr.short 4y

    a great composition, the ruin and the flowers!
  • Michele 4y

    Wonderful capture of these ruins set in amongst such gorgeous flowering plants. What a beautiful image!!
  • ela_s 4y

    Cudowną oprawą tych ruin, jest przepiękna roślinność,
    nabierają blasku i żyją :)
  • Richardr PRO 4y

    All very peaceful. Somewhat ironic that a Corinthian column would be the last remnant of a christian church.

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  • Robin 4y

    jackie ramo Vaxjo mr.short Michele Richardr Thank you all!
    Ella ela_s Dziękuję! To chyba kwitnące oleandry w tle - Kos jest pięknie ukwiecone.
  • dominotic PRO 4y

    very beautiful & peaceful!
    this is a favourite part of your world?
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  • Robin 4y

    dominotic Thank you! It looks to be indeed, however I'm certainly not a person who has travelled a lot. As for the Mediterranean, I'm happy to have a chance to travel to the places about which I read so much :)
  • Andra Moclinda-Bucuţa PRO 4y

    I'm already looking for a flight to Kos! Kisses to the Pirate, now converted a Hospitaler!
  • Madonna PRO 4y

    Cudowny widok , świetna fotka !!!
  • Robin 4y

    Andra Moclinda-Bucuţa :) Thanks! In the meantime we were following your footsteps in Anatolia :)
    Madonna Dziękuję, M.!
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Taken on June 14, 2011
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