Please go and visit for your self ! it's very interesting to look around and see how the Knights would be defending Kos in the 14thC, and you can even take your picnic and eat it in the shade of a tree we loved it!! It does have a small charge of 4euro per adult but kids are free. It's not like castle's in the UK where there's loads of info but you can either get free info at the tourist info office near the harbour just along to the right of the castle (it is sign posted) or use the books they have for sale. I had a 'Rough Guide' but I also bought a book all about Kos for 5.5euro and it has everything in it including the island of Nissyros and I found it very usefull
Fantastic views of the castle from the harbour and particularily nice when all lit up at night. We had a walk around the outside walls but we didnt bother going inside when we realised we had to pay, as there were lots of other free historical sites to visit around the town. Shocked to see adults (and children!) stood on the walls of the castle, overlooking an unprotected and very steep fall!!! Very dangerous!! Again, no old drawings of castle as it used to stand, no details as to what it was built for, how long it had been there etc etc which would have made it a lot more interesting to look around.
The castle has obviously undergone a lot of re-building, but seems to have maintained a degree of character. There are some great views from the castle walls and good views of the sea and harbour. It's very cheap to get in (3 Euros), so well worth half an hour of your time.
Definately worth a visit. Great for photos.
Good value at just 3 euros each to get in, free for chldren.
Great views of the harbour area from the top,
Took us a good 2 hours to look around, children loved climbing and exploring all the different parts.
Staying in Kardamena we thought it would be agood idea to get a taxi to Kos town and check out the castle of St.Johns.
We came to kos town a couple of times ,On the first day of our hoilday& in the afternoon 4 days later.It was closed.
What secrets are they hiding in side ?
We thought the Castle was wonderful, it really gives you an insight into the history of Kos. We went in April, the weather was perfect the bus there from Tingaki was not too busy and most of the flowers were in bloom, the castle grounds were covered in a beautiful sunny yellow flower we were told was called the Mai Flower. This trip is not really for Kids as there are quite a few steep steps and sheer drops!! But I think most adults would enjoy it.
THE CASTLE IS NICE FROMN THE TOP OF THE TOWER YOU CAN SEE TURKEY AND YOU GET GET SOME DECENT PICS FROM UP THERE YOU GOTTA GO THERE ALSO VISIT THE TREE IT IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE OLDEST IN EUROPE ALSO GET THE OATH IS GREAT YOU CAN BUY THEM IN THE FORM OF A SCROLL
We went on a Sunday. It was closed! Imagine how amused we were as we'd travelled from Kefalos on the other side of the island. They don't work too hard on other days as they close at 3pm.