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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This big open place has not always been called 'Freedom' (Eleftheria) Square. It was part of the town planning - after the destructive earthquake of 1933 - by the Italian authorities, who then were in charge in the whole Dodecanese. All buildings, which surround this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this square a few times. In the market we bought spices and Greek honey. We were lucky to be in Kos when they celebrated Ocha and we had seats in a cafe where we watched some beautiful, traditional Greek dancing at the end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great place to have a drink and buy a few gifts, plus seeing part of the authentic part of Kos. Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happysuzie
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Don’t miss this square, really lovely cafes we tried a few a lovely place to sit enjoy Greek coffee and food while people watching!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ccorsa22
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely square surrounded by restaurants and cafés. The museum of archeology sits on the square as does an historic mosque. Unfortunately the mosque lost its minaret to the earthquake of July 2017 so it looks a bit different these days. The square is a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful square to visit with lovely buildings, plenty of places to sit and eat and to relax. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lovinthesun26
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A great central space in the middle of Kos town. Lots of cafes with good food and service. Lovely market which attracts the many groups that visit by coach etc

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregoryB
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We sat people watching in a beautiful little cafe overlooking the square, lovely chilled atmosphere in the square

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gill0808
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a mooch around Kos town which included the market and square. I liked the market, it’s full of local treats and little gifts you may want to buy to take home, all of which I found reasonably priced- far more reasonable than at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Lots of interesting buildings and cafés/restaurants surround the square. This is also where the modern day agora is found.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Bot O | Reviewed this property |
Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon the shops are closed. As well as on Sundays the whole day. The tourist shops during summer season are open the whole day everyday but the rest not.
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Anna M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the precious two. If you are checking you luggage might be worth buying a couple of jars of the delicious honey. Or just a small jar if you are travelling with only cabin bags.
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January 8, 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 100 metres at right angles from the old port.Ask for the Agora/old market place and enjoy a slow coffee/drink there while you watch the world go by !