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One of the major tourist attractions of Greek Island Kos is the Defterdar Mosque on the Eleftherias (Freedom) Square of Kos Town.
I always say that we are travelling not only in space but also in time. I mean that after years pass by things change radically. The most visible examples are when one of the most important Christian churches (Hagia Sophia in Istanbul) is turned into a mosque or one of the most beautiful mosques (Mezquita in Cordoba) is turned into a church. I have also mentioned other metamorphoses like turning a church into a restaurant or a tourist information centre (both examples from Dublin City Centre). As much as it sounds sad for the believers, I think it is great that someone takes care about the historic architecture and preserves it for future generations in this or another way. Defterdar Mosque is I believe a very good cafe. I cannot judge because I sit in another one across the square to be able to admire beautiful view of this structure.

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