Old Pyli and Castle

Places to Visit on Kos

         
Tony A          10/10

 OLD PYLI

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There is not a lot in Pyli apart from the spring water fountain, and small village square, but drive a short way up into the hills to OLD PYLI, you can leave your car/bike at the bottom and then take a 30 minute or so uphill walk to the most amazing old ruins.
At the present time they are carrying our renovations and the top half is closed off. At the top the is an old Crusader Castle. You should really be fit and healthy, I am niether and I was Knackered by the time I reached the first level, but the superb views make the climb wothwhile.
There is another way if you are in a Jeep, when you reach where most people stop and park to start the walk, carry on and take a left turn ( there is a notice saying "Donkeys for Rent" ) and carry on up the old track, be warned it is a little hairy. When you arrive at the top you will get some great views and if you need to spend a penny, there is a great toilet.
 
       
 
Tony Ainsworth, Coventry. UK.

 

 


Trevor C

went to old pyli last july, second time weve been so we knew what was there, well worth the trek up mountain side once at the top the views are fantastic,

Detlef A           

very nice Place.We come 15 years on this island and we love more and more.
The restaurant on the Spring "Piyi" you can eat very nice,Georgus and Evangelista
make all fresh.Looks not so good from outside,but the food is very good.

Ken P           

Had been before so knew what to expect. The views from here across the Island are brilliant and worth the trip just for these. T here are the usual shops for the tourists but all we bought was some Olive oil.

Laura S           

OLD PYLI:

Well worth a visit veiws fantastic thogh we wern't prepared for the walk wear sensible shoes (flip-flops/heels not a good idea!).

K B           

Drove to Old Pyli from Kos Town. When you get to Pyli you think theres nothing there, but you can park at the bottom and walk up LOTS of steps up a hill to some really interesting ruins, like old churches etc. It was a fair walk, but worth it. My ears were ringing when we left, because there are so many noisy bugs in the trees! There is a small restaurant near the top, but we didn't go in. Worth a visit.

Tony A           

OLY PYLI.
There is not a lot in Pyli apart from the spring water fountain, and small village square, but drive a short way up into the hills to OLD PYLI, you can leave your car/bike at the bottom and then take a 30 minute or so uphill walk to the most amazing old ruins.
At the present time they are carrying our renovations and the top half is closed off. At the top the is an old Crusader Castle. You should really be fit and healthy, I am niether and I was Knackered by the time I reached the first level, but the superb views make the climb wothwhile.
Tony Ainsworth 17th to 25th of June.

Andy D           

Take some time to wander round, anjoy a relaxing lunch in the main square - then get in your hire car, throw the map in the back seat and just explore the mountains!!

Terry E           

Not a lot in Pyli, but drive a short way up into the hills to Old Pyli and there you will find, after a brisk uphill walk the most amazing old ruins, including right up on the summit a really old crusader castle. Superb views make the climb wothwhile, although finding the actuall entrance can be a little tricky.

Gavin C           

PYLI IS REALLY NICE BUT VERY MODEN GREEK NOT MUCH THERE IF YOU CANT SPEAK ALOT OF GREEK BUT SOME OF THE STAFF WILL SPEAK ENGLISH IT FUN YOU GOTTA GO TO THE FRUIT SHOP UP THERE YOU SEE SOME REALLY BIG AND WEID SHAPED FRUIT AND VEG ITS FAB

Steve C           

Pleasant inland town, worth spending a couple of hours in. Quite a few craft jewellers, and the usual tavernas etc. around the main square, though the village does spread out along the road. If you go there from Kardamanena, the views acccross the island are worth seeing.

Rachel P           

not much here!