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Uncharted Escapes: Kos Land Rover Safari
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Uncharted Escapes: Kos Land Rover Safari

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Get off the beaten tourist path (literally) on a Land Rover Safari Tour of Kos. After hotel pick up, your small group will spend seven action-packed hours traversing thick vegetation and off-road routes to take you to some of the best panoramic views and lesser-known tourist spots.  Along the way, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch served with wine, as well as locally prepared coffee. Finally, relax on the way back to your hotel.
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saronic wrote a review Dec 2018
Zurich, Switzerland16,213 contributions1,273 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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gphollman wrote a review Oct 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom8 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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NSTAVROS wrote a review Sep 2018
Athens, Greece592 contributions142 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Luke P wrote a review Jun 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom432 contributions37 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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smrgeog wrote a review Jun 2018
Vancouver, Canada1,951 contributions261 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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