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Heraklis Area in Psalidi

Welcome to Heraklis!

3 km (1.9 miles) from Kos town, in the Psalidi resort area, there is Herakles (or Iraklis). With nothing but hotels and rented rooms until lately, not that the visitor would complain, it was otherwise a culturally non-important place. Not so any longer! Because, in September 2005, during excavation works at a plot next to a hotel, a temple, 14X9 m (42X27 feet) was unearthed! Additional buildings were found as well. The temple was dedicated to a so far unknown god, but it was found that it was in use from the 13th to the 6th centuries B.C. Some 150 clay idols depicting animal forms were found at the site: their torsos, richly ornamented, were made on potter’s wheel, as were their added feet, while their necks, heads, horns and tails were hand made. These idols make researchers believe that this Sanctuary may have belonged to a great feminine deity. The site will be expropriated for the excavations to continue and, eventually, for it to open to the public.

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Yiannis Studios & Apartments

This lovely complex is located in the quiet area of Heraklis, with lovely rural countryside surroundings, and easy access to the nearby beach, supermarket, and tavernas.

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Category: Self Catering
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Kos (Island) | Heraklis Area in Psalidi
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