About Kos ............Visiting and Holidaying on the Greek Island of Kos........... Tigaki

Pyli Fountain Pyli Castle Pyli Square Pyli Fountain Lion Head

Pyli Village Kos

Located 15 kilometers south-west of Kos town on a large lowland grassy plane in the mountain, Pyli is generally an agricultural area given over to the production of tomato's, to a great extent. Pyli is known for it's spring water, the fountain which has some of the purest water on the island, and since most of the tap water is not drinkable, the spring water is popular for drinking by both locals and visitors alike.
This oblong structure of the fountain was built during the Ottoman occupation in 1592. The pure spring water spurts out of six nozzles, each sticking out of the mouth of a lions head sculptures. There is some folk law attached to the fountain that explains how drinking from certain water spouts will have different effects on you life, one promoting pregnancy, one love, one divorce and such like, the locals will explain it to you.

Peripato Pyli Kos

About 3-4 kilometers southeast of the village you will find Palo Pyle (Old Pyle) a semi-ruined, abandoned settlement.
The extensive ruins of the medieval village includes the remains of houses and the castle. Paleo Pyli was the capital of the island of Kos during the Byzantine Empire then abandoned in 1830 following an outbreak of Cholera
The castle known as Peripato is in ruin, the site consists three chapels, Agios Nikolaos built in 1520, Agia Paraskevi built in the year 1705, and the remains of Panagia Eleimonitrias as well as a Mosque from the Ottoman period.
The single-aisle Chapel Agios Nikolaos still contains fragments of preserved frescos from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Pyli Village Kos

The excess water from the fountain is channeled towards the plain and used for irrigation on the local fields.
In the past Pyli was known as “Peli” with traditionally built stone houses, surrounding a central square, Pyli is a popular destination for many tourists, the village is small built up around the square, with the traditional coffee houses and small taverns. Also located in Pyli is an old three roomed house 'Pyliotiko Spiti'.