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Pyli in Kos

In Pyli, west of Zia, tourism is not as pronounced as in many of the other villages of Kos. Even if tourism do not pass unnoticed, there is a living Greek everyday life in the village. The village is quite large and has nearly 2,500 permanent inhabitants.

 

The taverna square in Pyli.  Kos.

The taverna square in Pyli.

 

 

The centre of Pyli is dominated by a large square with tavernas and cafes. An exemplary orientation map of the surroundings stand in one corner of the square. If you turn right at the sign, you will soon reach an old cistern where the villagers still fetch their water.

 

The old water cistern in Pyli. Kos.

The old water cistern in Pyli.


One of Kos' most famous sights is found in Pyli, namely an old tomb. It is the tomb of King Harmylos, one of Kos' great heroes. The tomb is believed to be from the 3rd century BC. There is an old church outside the tomb. But neither the tomb nor the church is much to see.

 

King Harmylos tomb in Pyli. Kos.

King Harmylos tomb in Pyli.

 

When I was there, an old man sat outside the church, he rocked a chair and listened to The Pretenders. That was a real attraction! Another nearby sight is Paleo Pyli, which I warmly recommend you to visit.


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