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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Despite the massive increase in tourism since we were last here 35 years ago, Kos is still a pleasant place to visit.

Thank henrinbraga
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's in the middle of kos town opposite the marina you cannot miss it. Don't know if you can go in there but looks quite nice from the outside

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For info more than anything, very impressive building but closed at the mo until further notice due to 2017 earthquake damage. Lots to see in the town though but don’t go on a Monday, all archaeological sites, museums etc are closed, all open Tuesday to...More

Thank Lithari
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is prominent from within Kos Town and provides a lovely panorama to the harbour. Towards the sea edge, there are ferry terminals to Bodrum. Nice way to spend a short time walking around.

Thank wasp2311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately due to damage from the earthquake in 2017 Kos castle is shut to visitors. The harbour area is still showing damage over a year on. Be careful, especially at night!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

September 2018: the castle is still closed. The bridge is available to walk and to come closer to the castle, to see the decorative elements and enjoy a view of the harbor. Save some historical information about it on your phone, and come to see...More

Thank KatyaK104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is still shut due to damage from the 2017 earthquake. The whole harbour area still has sinkholes and broken paving from the event. Very sad it's not been repaired by now.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle, but it is closed for the moment due to the earth quake in 2017. But i have visited this castle twice in 2013. Its cheap entry fee and a fantastic castle to go and see when it opens again. It quite a big...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Unable to walk around castle due to earth quake damage last year. Lots of little shops and loads of places to eat and drink, just have to decide which one. Beautiful harbour you can watch the boats coming in and Even...More

1  Thank honest_reveiw1111111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a shame that this stunning place is closed due the damage caused by the 2017 earthquake. And according to locals there are no plans to open it either. We visited in July/August and had read some reviews about the castle prior to our visit,...More

Thank LynneColbeck13
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smrgeog
3 December 2017|
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Response from beemerjoe1970 | Reviewed this property |
There was nothing posted, suggest contacting the tourist information office for an actual update on new information
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Sandra B
12 August 2017|
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Response from C6250LZjeff | 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.
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Aidan O
9 August 2017|
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Response from C6250LZjeff | 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
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