The Limenos Basilica

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    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.

    leyla gundogan, Frans.Sellies, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. bazylek100 31 months ago | reply

      Tak, roślinność tam jest wspaniała!
      Thank you, Leyla!

    2. maria.pasieka1 31 months ago | reply

      Wspaniałe zdjęcie ,piękne miejsce.

    3. bazylek100 31 months ago | reply

      Dziękuję, Mario!

    4. alexandros9 31 months ago | reply

      very nicely composed with a beautiful colorful background!

    5. Sokleine 31 months ago | reply

      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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    6. haberlea 31 months ago | reply

      Ladnie sie te kolumny prezentuja na tle kwiatkow.

    7. Vaxjo 31 months ago | reply

      nice composition

    8. mr.short [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      a great composition, the ruin and the flowers!

    9. oneworldmj 31 months ago | reply

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

    10. ela_s 31 months ago | reply

      Cudowną oprawą tych ruin, jest przepiękna roślinność,
      nabierają blasku i żyją :)

    11. richardr 31 months ago | reply

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

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    12. bazylek100 31 months ago | reply

      Thank you all!
      Dziękuję! To chyba kwitnące oleandry w tle - Kos jest pięknie ukwiecone.

    13. dominotic 31 months ago | reply

      very beautiful & peaceful!
      this is a favourite part of your world?
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    14. bazylek100 31 months ago | reply

      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 :)

    15. Andra MB 31 months ago | reply

      I'm already looking for a flight to Kos! Kisses to the Pirate, now converted a Hospitaler!

    16. MadonnaJ 31 months ago | reply

      Cudowny widok , świetna fotka !!!

    17. bazylek100 31 months ago | reply

      :) Thanks! In the meantime we were following your footsteps in Anatolia :)
      Dziękuję, M.!

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