The Archaeological Museum of Kos was founded during the Italian occupation in
1935. The museum building is impressive and is characterized by the art Deco
architectural style that the Italians left in the Dodecanese. In the museum the
visitor will find a rich collection of archaeological findings discovered on the
island and covering a long period from the antiquity until the late roman era.
The devastating earthquake in Kos in 1933 and the redesign of Kos town from scratch, showed a lot of elements from ancient history and provided an opportunity to Italian archaeologists for extensive excavations. On the ground floor of the archaeological museum and the patio are the most important sculptures and mosaics