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Most places in Kos are same... in towns, it just restaurants, shops with same goods. If you are on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea F
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Highlight of our visit to Kos

Hire a car & take a trip here - it's amazing to see the ruined old village & then climb up to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Old Byzantine fortress located in the old village of Pili, it is amazing and beautiful, one of the most beautiful places on the island.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Palaiou Piliou, Pili 853 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most places in Kos are same... in towns, it just restaurants, shops with same goods. If you are on the island you have to go there! I can recommend to people, who love hiking ( in some places climbing 😀). Paleo pili is not the...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hire a car & take a trip here - it's amazing to see the ruined old village & then climb up to the castle - the views from the top are well worth the effort of getting there, although do take some more sturdy footwear...More

Thank PeteCash63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ruins of an old vyzantine castle. Many steps to climb in order to reach the top ,but it is totally worth it. The views are amazing. Maybe the best sight in Kos

Thank Stamatis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first of all.... look out, there are 2 pili! the new town and the old abandoned town. the old town is worth a visit ( 2-3 hours ) but may take a car or scooter to get you there. after a pretty steep climb you...More

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hired a quad bike for the day to explore the island and really pleased we stopped off here. A lot of climbing but an amazing piece of history. Very laid back, no tickets and not particularly busy. Take water if in the heat of the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breath taking views all long the valley and mountain side. The view from the top is simply out of this world!

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

What an impressive area and outstanding view, car parking just below castle with a nice winding path to the top. Wear good shoes as some of the path is quite uneven in places. The view from the top though is definitely well worth the climb....More

2  Thank Duane F
Reviewed 10 March 2018

To visit old Pili is an adventure in the nature and a must to visit the forest and visit the old cafe with a stunning view ower the island Kos, near the old castle, but this was on the other side; this will be our...More

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We didn't even know what this place will be. So we just checked and what a great decision. Stunning view, forest and an old now destroyed village with a castle on the top of the mountain. Oh did I mentioned that it's free to visit?:)

1  Thank Andras T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The views rom the Castle at the top of the hill here are wonderful and not to be missed for any visitor to the island. I'd keep and smaller children on a tight leash (literally) though as it's not the safest of sites! we didn't...More

1  Thank johninnes
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1 June 2018|
Response from Duane F | Reviewed this property |
The path is very steep and therefore would be difficult, you could drive to the cafe and get a good view but not access the castle ruins itself. Enjoy your trip
Darcey H
15 May 2018|
Response from Duane F | Reviewed this property |
It’s free except exertion from the steep climb, there is a man in Greek uniform there but he only charge for pics with him 👍 Climb to the very top the view is worth it
Sharon W
15 April 2018|
Response from Evgeny G | Reviewed this property |
It is possible but not guaranteed. Take 3 liter of water and white hats
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