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This was built by knights Templar and is Kos' main tourist attraction.
Harbor Front, Kos Town, Greece
+30 2242 027927
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All reviews health and safety turkey well worth a visit knights of st john fantastic views entrance fee walk around couple of hours hippocrates tree walls ruins harbour history euros information kos ramparts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Knights of St.John, who were masters of the Dodecanese from 1309 till 1522, when Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent took over, left a heritage of impressive fortresses on several of these twelve islands. In Kos it is mainly the 'Kastro tis Neratzias' (the fortress...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

csstle is impressive even from outside,it was not open to the public when we went.Im a history nerd so just to walk around the outside i was happy with

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bigbeefy
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the castle is closed due to the earthquake of July 2017. Looks a very large and impressive structure. A great pity you can't go in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markhG9809IA
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Nice looking castle surrounding harbour and marina castle walls quite impressive to see castle itself is closed due to earthquake kos town and marina lovely to see and walk around day and night plenty of bars etc to sit and watch the world go by

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julie1653217
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The castle has been closed for over a year since 2017 earthquake. No works are going on to repair the damage, what a shame! The walk around the castle's impressive walls is lovely. Local cats nap on the trees around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank natpokr
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Due to the earthquake last year (2017) and the damage to the castle it is unfortunately closed. However you can walk around he exterior and appreciate the size of it. I hope the authorities in Kos make the necessary repairs and allow it to open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregoryB
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Due to the earthquake of 2017 the Castle is closed, you can however, walk around the outside and view the history from the past

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chipmumma
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Although the castle is closed you can walk around the walls and see all the different pieces of otherwise buildings (columns, tablets e.t.c) incorporated and reused in the building of this castle. Also you can see the damage done by the earthquake - split walls,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 798nh
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

As with all historic sites, they are only interesting if you like this sort of thing, which we do. Sadly entrance to this site is closed due to last years earthquake but it is still worth a visit to see the place as it’s not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank woobearwoo
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovely Castle Kos Town. Had lovely walk round outside of walls of Castle. Was told Castle most likely be open next season.

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 2, 2017|
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Response from beemerjoe1970 | Reviewed this property |
There was nothing posted, suggest contacting the tourist information office for an actual update on new information
Sandra B
August 12, 2017|
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Response from C6250LZjeff | Reviewed this property |
Kos council has cleared debris in Kos town where major damage occurred an has barriers sound anything deemed to be a risk. Feels perfectly safe as they have shut off any attraction they believe needs restoration.
Aidan O
August 8, 2017|
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Response from C6250LZjeff | Reviewed this property |
The castle is still closed and we were told yesterday it could be some time before it will be open again. Also it is not possible at present due to damage of the quay around the castle to walk around the complete outer wall. More