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Kos Town Castle

Harbor Front, Kos Town, Greece
+30 2242 027927
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This was built by knights Templar and is Kos' main tourist attraction.
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Harbor Front, Kos Town, Greece
+30 2242 027927
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As castles go this is one and it nicely frames the harbour. It is pleasant early evening to take a walk along the side of the walls and watch boat owners struggle to moor up. The walls are also the home to at least one...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We could not visit inside today (sept 20th 2017)it is still closed because of earth quake )but you see the outside. If you ever get the change to see it inside again I recommend it (from earlier experience, having visited it several times on vacations...More

Thank Carin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautifull place to see with the marvellous views and atmosphere. It's definately for the people fond of all kinds of " Grand Masters" history.

Thank julia15svp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Castle closed due to earthquake, but it was nice to walk around the walls and see a lovely super yacht one evening. Filled a bit of time before going for a nice evening meal.

Thank Kenven16
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited thecastle on a roasting July day. It costs 4 euros to get in and you can spend several hours exploring the many toppled remains. It is rather haphazard and not a lot of info to tell you what it's all about so you...More

1  Thank collymarps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castles always sound as if they will be interesting to visit. This one looks pretty from the outside but there is not much more to see if you take the trouble to visit the interior. It does not have any what you might call 'museum...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very interesting but can get very hot in the midday. Take a stroll amongst the tunnels in the walls, examine the ramparts overlooking the harbour. Imagine the defences on the walls to stop invaders. Really very good but be prepared and take some...More

1  Thank Stevearts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle closed due to the recent earthquake causing cracks and damage to the walls so unable to tour the inside but I believe that this is under repair

Thank george k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle was closed as it was majorly damaged due to the earthquake, although we just had to guess this as there was nothing to say it was closed. A tour guide we just happened to be talking to told us this. Looks lovely from...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Kos Town last week and made for the Kos Town Castle. Whilst the castle, is currently closed (August 2017) due to the recent earthquake, we managed to walk most of the way around the outside of the city walls. They might be stall,...More

Thank 923Dan
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Sandra B
12 August 2017|
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Response from jeff c | 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
8 August 2017|
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Response from jeff c | 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
8 January 2017|
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Response from Jan A | Reviewed this property |
We stayed just a short walk from Kos Town and found everyone very friendly and helpful. We stayed in Lambi and the shops outside the centre of the town were less busy and cheaper.