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Koskinou Village

Yard with pebbles and colorful flowers, carved doors, stone arches in the living rooms, traditional wooden sofas-beds and bright colors …

Built on a mountain slope and just 6 km from the city of Rhodes the village presents

important examples of traditional folk neoclassicism.

The village is a labyrinth of narrow streets, while from many points the view to the sea is simply impressive.

A paradise for those who love peace, carved window sills, harmony …

The name of the village comes either from the “perforated” ground due to the many excavations or from the occupation of its inhabitants with the construction of sieves, or even from the city of Lydia Koskinia from where the first inhabitants of the village are said to come.

In the area were found findings of the 4th and 5th century BC in chambers and tombs carved in artificial caves in rocks. There is also a medieval fortress that dates back to the 13th century.

There, residents resorted to emergencies. In 1912, during the Italian-Turkish war, the inhabitants helped the Italians against the Turks, while in 1919 bloody incidents took place in the village due to the demands for liberation.

The first school was built in 1880, while the inhabitants were mainly engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry but also in the production of lime.

The people of Koskinou were famous semi-economists and during the Italian occupation, Koskinou was one of the most prosperous villages on the island …

Finds of the 4th and 5th centuries BC have been found in the area in chambers and tombs carved into artificial caves in rocks. There is also a medieval fortress which dates back to the 13th century. Residents took refuge there in case of emergency …

The village maintains a beautiful paved part in the center, full of colorful old houses, impressive pylons (porphyry gates) and flowers. The most impressive element of the house is the wall with the painted dishes. Observe the pebbled floors, the arch and the navel (sleeping area) and ask about the symbolism that the nine pillows of the pregnant woman carry …

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    August 4, 2020 at 6:47 pm

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