Colours. Colours. Colours. Traditional Greek houses decorated with bright colours, vibrant colours, vivid colours. This is what the charming village of Koskinou is famous for. Colours. Red. Blue. Yellow. Green. Brown. Pink. Turquoise.The picturesque village of Koskinou located around 8 km south of the capital of the island, Rhodes Town, on top of a hill overlooking the east coast is one of the oldest and most fascinating villages of Rhodes.Koskinou is an exciting labyrinth of narrow winding streets and vibrant colours. From the village square a countless number of small lanes and narrow cobble stone streets lead to the historical part of the village with traditional Rhodian houses and a unique mosaic of colours.Facades, doors and windows of the neoclassical houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries are painted in bright and vibrant colours.Many houses have impressive arched doorways made of stone and heavy doors made of wood or iron with carved or etched designs. Indeed, the doors and doorways in all possible colours of the palette are the most impressive thing that Koskinou village has to offer.Small patios and gardens are hidden behind the doors and compete in charisma and splendour with one another. Typically the floors in the patio, garden as well as inside the house are covered with black and white pebble mosaics.Streets and patios of Koskinou flourish with colourful flower pots, gorgeous flowers, jasmine trees and bougainvilleas.Never in my life before have I seen such a beautiful and colourful little village. I was totally blown away by the charm of Koskinou and could have spent several days just strolling around, admiring the colourful doors and windows, and peeking through the gates.
How would you feel like visiting this colourful little village?
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