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Charmed by Koskinou – the Prettiest Village in Rhodes

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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.Fotor_147083377736882Fotor_147083373264513Fotor_147083396413927The 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.Fotor_147083390568067Fotor_147083382221942Koskinou 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.Fotor_147083364553910Fotor_147083393200751Fotor_147083346165980Facades, doors and windows of the neoclassical houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries are painted in bright and vibrant colours.Fotor_147083404119652Fotor_147083359988288Fotor_147083349069117Many 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.Fotor_147083375375432Fotor_14708335190825Fotor_147083362267536Small 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.Fotor_147083339688452Streets and patios of Koskinou flourish with colourful flower pots, gorgeous flowers, jasmine trees and bougainvilleas.Fotor_146945497461750Fotor_147083401571518Never 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.Fotor_14708338780161Fotor_14708338481989Fotor_147083370643540

How would you feel like visiting this colourful little village?

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25 thoughts on “Charmed by Koskinou – the Prettiest Village in Rhodes

  1. There are a few delightful restaurants in amongst the narrow streets of Koskinou too!

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  9. Wow, this looks so vibrant.

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  11. Gorgeous photos. Such colour here in this village! A real feast for the eyes!

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  12. Wow that’s absolutely gorgeous 😍😍

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  14. What a colourful villages ! And with the sun all these colours even look better !

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    • Oh yes this village is absolutely picture perfect. I went there early in the morning to avoid the heat, and the colours were awesome already at dawn. I can only imagine how bright the colours are when the sun is up high.

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        On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Ticket to Adventures wrote:

        > Ticket to Adventures commented: “Oh yes this village is absolutely picture > perfect. I went there early in the morning to avoid the heat, and the > colours were awesome already at dawn. I can only imagine how bright the > colours are when the sun is up high.” >

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      • The best light is in the morning or the golden hour at the end of the day so I think you did well waking up early to capture this.

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      • Yes you are absolutely right about the light in the morning and in the evening, so soft and beautiful.

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