Kos Menu

Ancient Gymnasium Kos

Ancient Gymnasium Kos
Ancient Gymnasium by Irene Grassi

What's Ancient Gymnasium like

The ancient Gymnasium of Kos, also known as Xisto is located in the capital Kos town and is not far from some of the other historical sites including the Roman Odeon and Casa Romana.

Dating back nearly 2500 years the remains of the gymnasium covers an area of around 6000 square meters and contains some fantastic historical elements including columns, archways, buildings and mosaic tiles. Obviously, due to the passage of time and the numerous earthquakes that the island has suffered in that time a lot of the buildings and columns have been destroyed but there’s still loads to see.

In ancient Greece, these type of gymnasiums were used as a place for men to train for the games and contests that was part of the entertainment of the time. The training was usually done in the nude and only adult males participated. It would also have been somewhere for men to socialise.

Unfortunately there aren’t any signposts to tell you what the different buildings and sections were used for or guide you round the site. Given the fact that entrance is free it’s probably understandable that there’s not too much information or maintenance going on.

Quick look guide to Ancient Gymnasium

Historical Site
Picturesque

Where is Ancient Gymnasium

Ancient Gymnasium photo gallery

Ancient Gymnasium Kos
Ancient Gymnasium by Irene Grassi
If you have photos from Ancient Gymnasium that you'd like to share then please use the form below to send them to us. Thanks!

    Reviews of Ancient Gymnasium

    • Richard Lund
      I am interested in history and I have always found it exciting how they lived at that time
    • Reviewers Name 2
      Review
    If you would like to share your thoughts on Ancient Gymnasium with our visitors then please fill in the form below to send them to us.

      Where Next

      Kardamena Kos

      Kos Resorts

      Go to the Kos resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.
      Camel Beach Kos

      Kos Beaches

      Go to the Kos beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.
      Asclepeion Kos

      Kos Sights

      Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Kos with our Kos sight seeing guide.
      Kos Town

      Kos

      Go back to the main Kos guide to find out more about this lovely Dodecanese island and what it has to offer.

      The Greek Islands

      Find info on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Kos on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

      Help us improve

      We want Which Greek Island to be as accurate and informative as possible, so, if you notice anything wrong with this listing about Ancient Gymnasium or any other page please let us know.

      There may, from time to time be places on an island that we’ve missed completely so if you see a town, village, beach or attraction that’s not listed then please use the contact us page to let us know and we’ll get it added to the site.
      Contact Us
      Booking.com

      Kos Climate Charts

      Below are the average temperature, hours of sunshine and rainfall charts for Kos.

      Average Temperatures

      Average Hours of sunshine

      Average rainfall

      © 2019 Which Greek Island

      linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram