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Ruins but still impressive with excellent views

We visited the ruined castle or fortress for the second time in October 2018 having first visited... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Britvisitor
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Sussex
Abandoned

What was once a huge castle has been abandoned and left to fall into ruin. Walls and the gatehouse... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
798nh
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visited the ruined castle or fortress for the second time in October 2018 having first visited it in the early summer. As on the first occasion it was virtually deserted despite being easy to find by looking out for a signpost to the left...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

What was once a huge castle has been abandoned and left to fall into ruin. Walls and the gatehouse are still in pretty good condition as are a couple of churches inside. There looks to be some work going on to officially open it up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is not on the main tourist route, but is well worth a visit. The walls are well preserved and very striking. Not much inside apart from two churches (only one open when we were there), but the views are spectacular. You can drive up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hilary W
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

You may only be there for a short time, bit worth a visit if you are interested in kos. Better to drive due to location. As mentioned previously, left in ruin after spending money I'm not with toilets and lighting. Church is open but looks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank X371RYjamesh
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Like others, we found out about Antimachia castle from Google and not from tour guides, though it is mentioned on the kos.gr official website. It's a massive fortress and incredibly impressive as you approach it. The walls are fort are completely in tact for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Rhiannon R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Is really impressive but is not arranged for tourists. You need to get there by car or bike but it was worth the trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Adelina Ioana C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I didn’t see Antimachia castle advertised anywhere, we just happened to stumble across it on google! We did not have access to a car so we decided to walk to it from Kardamena. It unfortunately isn’t signposted, so we had to rely on instructions from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank acs1984
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The castle is a must place to see with lovely views. It must have been a marvellous place all those years ago when it guarding the area It is a great place to go if you have car

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alan D
Reviewed 21 June 2018

absolutely historical places, with beautiful view to Kardamena and blue sea. With small chapel. free entry

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Renata P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The castle is located near the middle of the island and is easily accessible by road. The road leading to the castle is paved passing right by a military base; the turn off for the road is just to the east of the military base...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank smrgeog
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