Biblical and Historical Sites

Cos

Cos

Cos is a Greek island in the eastern region of the Aegean Sea.  It housed a sanctuary of Aesculapius, the god of medicine.  One of the houses in its medical center contained Hippocrates’ School of Medicine (460-377 B.C.E.)  Hippocrates lived here most of life.  Many Jews also lived on the island.  Paul made a stop […]

Fair Havens (Crete)

Fair Havens (Crete)

Paul travels through Crete on his final journey to Rome. Paul had commissioned Titus to stay here and carry on the mission of the church by counteracting Jewish leanings. Crete is a large island (173 miles long) in the Aegan Sea, southeast of Greece. During the Day of Pentecost, some Cretan Jews participate (Acts 2:1,11) […]

Mitylene

Mitylene

Mytilene was founded in the 11th century B.C.E.  It is the capital and port of the island of Lesbos and also the capital of the North Aegean Region. The Romans, among whom was a young Julius Caesar, successfully defeated Mytilene in 80 B.C.E. It is historically referred to as the Siege of Mytilene.  Although Mytilene supported the losing […]

Scroll to Top