Koskinou – Rhodes
When the local people talk about Koskinou, the first thing they mention is always the doors of the village houses: painted in vivid colours (red, turquoise, blue and yellow) made of wood or iron with carved or etched designs, surrounded by fine stone porches with arches across the door-posts – the doors are without doubt the most striking sight the village has to offer.
However, you will not see any of these doors on your first arrival in the village. In fact, at first sight you won’t find the place particularly impressive. What you have to do is leave your car in the parking area in the village square and make your way down some of the narrow streets of the preserved part of the village.
Here it is that you will encounter the unique mosaic of colours for which Koskinou is famous. The little gardens with their cobbled floors hidden behind the courtyard doors vie with one another in charm and beauty.
Katafigio Agrias Zois