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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 2 weeks ago
Somewhat exhausting, but a fascinating walk!

We had a hired car and drove to the 'old Pili'. It was a very hot afternoon and we didn't feel like... read more

Reviewed 3 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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All reviews worth the climb old village flip flops al fresco breathtaking views loose stones worth a stop suitable footwear walk up mountain goats small taverna well worth the effort rough track bottle of water great place to visit couple of hours short hike
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MVM_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank wasp2311
Reviewed 6 September 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.

1  Thank Mowicz
Reviewed 5 September 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

1  Thank Gijs v
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Andra V
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Chatterboxmegan
Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank BarryFulham
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with the family. Its not to be confused with the modern village of pili, its 3km to the east. There's a turn before you reach pili but also a left turn when you reach the village. Once you get there there's...More

1  Thank barneybear69
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I recommend to visit this place in the evening, before sunset. First of all, it's not that hot during this time and second of all, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy sunset view from the top. Bear in mind, that you need to wear comfortable...More

1  Thank Moscow_Pineapple
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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
16 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|
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Response from Vasilios V | Reviewed this property |
For a 2 Year-old absolutely not. For the 9 and 11 year old it will be a nice little adventure, but they do have to be careful. The path is steep and slippery.