Casa Romana is located in the capital Kos town
, it’s close to some of the other historical sights including the Roman Odeon
and the Ancient Gymnasium
. It’s a traditional Roman villa that’s been partially restored.
Entrance is 6 euros for adults with children and students getting in free. Included with the ticket price is an audio tour to help you understand what it is you’re looking at and it’s highly recommended to follow along with the tour as it makes it a much more engaging visit. There’s also some signs around the artefacts for further clarification or if you don’t want to listen to the tour.
The house is believed to have belonged to a wealthy family and dates back to around the 2nd or 3rd centuries. It covers an area of around 1800 square metres plus substantial grounds. Wandering round the house gives you a sense of what life may have been like nearly 2000 years ago. The house had mosaics and wall art, some of which are still in situ and the rest have been moved to the Kos Archaeological Museum
Inside the house you’ll find 3 courtyards and 36 rooms, within some of the rooms you’ll see glass cabinets containing artefacts that were discovered when the site was excavated. Also dotted around the house are statues.
If you’re visiting from Kos town then you can easily walk to Casa Romana, it’s around a 10 minute walk from the main harbour area. If coming by car then there’s a car park on site that has room for over 100 cars so you should find a space fairly easily.