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Paleo Pili

Palaiou Piliou, Pili 853 00, Greece
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Hidden wonder

When they say it is hidden, it really is hidden. The path to the castle isn't signposted anywhere... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
An impressive ruin I high in the Dikeos Mountains.

A twisty road leads to the foot of the ruins amidst a pine forest. Worth scanning the skies for... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
E Paul R
Anglesey, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Palaiou Piliou, Pili 853 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When they say it is hidden, it really is hidden. The path to the castle isn't signposted anywhere. It is a proper hike and you need to be able bodied. The view is amazing and the castle is still largely intact. The old village is...More

Thank ElmoAbroad
Reviewed May 30, 2017

A twisty road leads to the foot of the ruins amidst a pine forest. Worth scanning the skies for Long-legged Buzzards and Bonelli's Eagle. The woods are the habitat of Serinss. Bird watchers can take the rough track above the tree line for fabulous views...More

Thank E Paul R
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! As other have said you do need suitable footwear as some of the tracks are a bit precarious especially going up to the castle area. The little cafe is also worth a stop off.

Thank Mshells
Reviewed December 27, 2016

great place to visit lots of old ruined houses and churches dating back to the middle ages great castle to visit but quite a climb ! the views are amazing if your visiting though take plenty of water as it gets very hot !

Thank steve1954Liverpool
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Everything about this place is beautiful. There's quite a bit of climbing so take some trainers (it's possible in flip flops but not to be recommended!). There's plenty of shade on the way up through the trees and apparently there are Mules to take you...More

1  Thank christine b
Reviewed September 27, 2016

A bit steep walk but the view is amazing. Remember to take good shoes. No flip-flops or soft shoes if you want to survive the rocks :) It is a bit windy there, so long sleeves might be helpful. Do not take little kids there!

Thank Elastyna
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This ruined city is one of the best things we did in Kos. The ruins are amazing, the views from the castle spectacular, and the restaurant on this hill is the beat place we ate during our visit. We loved it so much we came...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed September 15, 2016

An amazing view, so much to discover ( I love to explore "stones" as a friend named it). Nevertheless: please: you need some stamina to reach the top, and good shoes (my sneakers have been way to inappropriate!), plus some time..its not a 20 min....More

Thank NadineH3
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Must visit a very old village from the early 9th century. A few houses still up and a couple of very old church's that will wow you. Very quiet and beautiful area that can travel you back in time. Don't visit with a buggy and...More

1  Thank IordanisG
Reviewed August 20, 2016

This place is just amazing the drive up the scenery is unreal and then yo u park up and start the climb up. Wow the first climb brings you to the little church then the next one takes you to a cross road one to...More

1  Thank Linda37g
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Chris P
September 23, 2016|
Response from steve1954Liverpool | Reviewed this property |
hi its called the oria its not on trip advisor beacuse no ones put it up yet !