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Well worth the walk

A steady climb but the views at the top are amazing. Have your photo taken with the guy at the... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
lsoulsby38
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
Old Village of Pili was our favorite part of Kos Island!

Pili Village is popular with tourist for a reason, it gives a excellent feeling for a typical old... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
LeonNoel7
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Arlington
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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
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Palaiou Piliou, Pili 853 00, Greece
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

A steady climb but the views at the top are amazing. Have your photo taken with the guy at the bottom as a memory of the day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lsoulsby38
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

A steep climb up a mountain is this ruined town (the old capital). There are a few buildings, mainly churches, still intact but mainly it's just a few walls and paths that survive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Pili Village is popular with tourist for a reason, it gives a excellent feeling for a typical old village in the hills of Kos Island. It was our favorite place of all of the attractions on the island and so lucky to have had it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We had a hired car and drove to the 'old Pili'. It was a very hot afternoon and we didn't feel like climbing all the way up to the castle about 300 meters high! However, we did go for an interesting walk around the ghost...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MVM_12
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Paleo Pili, an old Byzantine basillica I believe, sits atop the hills. It wasnt too difficult to find, just head for Old Pili and you will end up here. Whats more, it is free, so a great way to spend a few hours. Theres an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

You have to climb (high stairs) for about 10 min, but the view from top (near snack bar) is outstanding. You will find some ruins here, but to be honest its nothing special.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mowicz
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It's a hot and tough hike/climb, but the end-view is worth it. Also, if you make it to the top, you'll be rewarded by an old man selling you some cold drinks ;) Btw, after the crazy man bird (or right after the parking lot)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Gijs v
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The way to the castle is not well marked. You have to remember the ruins of the house of which pictures I uploaded. Then you enter the ruined house (the trail is not that visible inside the ruins) and behind the ruins there's a visible...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 608andrav
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The walk up to the ruins isn't too bad. We are two 20 somethings and walked up in flip-flops in about 5 minutes. You are greeted with a large area of ruins which you are free to roam. Keep your ear out for mountainy goats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chatterboxmegan
Reviewed August 26, 2018

"Old Pyli" as the locals call it is well worth exploring, sensible footwear as the tracks and paths are shared with mountain goats and tortoises

Date of experience: August 2018
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DalianP1
February 3, 2019|
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Response from 608andrav | Reviewed this property |
I think that the best is if you rent a car
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1959Susiec
June 1, 2018|
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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
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Darcey H
May 15, 2018|
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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
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