Palazzo del Governo

Palazzo del Governo, Kos Town: Address, Palazzo del Governo Reviews: 4/5

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Steve M
Swindon, UK282 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Nice building, sadly damaged during the quake. Nice period building to look at but only needs a glance as you walk past it
Written August 31, 2017
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland23,030 contributions
May 2018
Between the coastal road Akti Miaouli and the Platanos Square with the Hippocrates Tree and not far from the Castle of the Knights is the conspicuous 'Palazzo del Governo', which still houses administration, court and police as it did since its construction 1927-29. Only the occupants were different over the years - Italian until 1943, then German for two years, then the seat of the British administration until in 1948 the whole Dodecanese became part of the Greek state. One can appreciate the building from the outside, also go into its cool courtyard, but otherwise this is not a place for sightseeing.

The Italians have left attractive colonial architecture all over the Dodecanese - as they did in Libya, Eritrea (Asmara), Albania (Skanderbeg Square in Tirana). Long neglected, its aesthetical value has been rediscovered since the 1990s. The most important representative of this particular style was Florestano di Fausto from Rome, who alone in the Dodecanese, so is said, designed about 50 different buildings.

Di Fausto is also behind the Palazzo di Governo of Kos with its moorish elements. Always trying to combine modern rationalism with the 'genius loci' he built in a very eclectic way. For example his Palazzo de Governo in Rhodes is constrcucted in Venetian Gothic, quite different from the one in Kos.
Written December 1, 2018
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David D
Devon, UK16,130 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This impressive building is situsted along  Akti Miaouli in the harbour area of Kos Town. It is 2 minutes walk from the Fortress of Neratzia.

It is known as the Palazzo del Governo, its clock tower and crenellations certainly makes this iconic building stand out.

Other parts of the building are equally as grand, looking a bit fort like with more crenellations.

Part of the pavement outside the building is a mosaic made with black and white stones.

It now houses the police and the court of Kos as well as administrative offices.

Like a lot of buildings in Kos Town this one did not escape the ravages of the earthquake that hit the area on 21st July 2017. It did suffer some damage

Written October 6, 2020
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alexdb
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Sep 2020
A very nice decorated and well maintaned historical building. Very inpressive next to the old castle of the city, the Hippocrates plane tree and the harbour.
Written September 25, 2020
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gphollman
Eastbourne, UK8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I passed this building several times in the course of walking to and from the harbour. It is located at a point where the road bends left to the harbour( cross with care) as a quicker route than walking around the Castle. The multi arched structure faces the sea front and is situated on the landward side of the road.
Written October 13, 2018
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NSTAVROS
Athens, Greece642 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
It is located between Platano and Akti Miaouli. Architectural Italian and modern Arabic rhythm. It was used by the Italians as the government's house. Today it houses the Police as well as courts. During the earthquake of 2017 there was a significant damage to the building.
It was built in 1927 and was the beginning of fascist Italy on the island
Written September 28, 2018
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Luke P
Eastbourne, UK444 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
A very nice looking Italian style building next to the Kos Castle looking over the sea.

It houses the police station so I don't think you can go in, we didn't. However it looks very nice from the outside.

It is visible from the seafront bus stop so well worth a visit.
Written June 25, 2018
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,018 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
A lovely Italian style building on the waterfront just south of the centre of Kos Town and opposite the castle. It now houses the police station, so one could only appreciate the place from the outside. A great building to take photographs of especially on the harbour facing side (east).

The west side (rear) of the Palazzo faces Plantanos square and I was struck by the Latin inscription on its back wall; Legum Omnes Servi Sumus (We are all servants of the law). Very appropriate for a police station curiously. A stunning building which adds character to the multifaceted history of Kos Town.
Written June 2, 2018
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Alan D
Perth, UK812 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Been in for different reasons over the years you could be in for paper work to buy property.
You may just be in for information or take there because you had to much to drink.
Ha Ha "police station" there.
Written May 22, 2018
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Pamela H
Caernarfon, UK58 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The harbour is striking on its own, but the addition of buildings like this one located across the road from it just adds to the atmosphere and granduer of the place.
Written October 23, 2017
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