Kos Tourist Attractions

The Greek island of Kos is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands, with Rhodes and Karpathos being the bigger islands. It is located in the southeast Aegean Sea, only a few km from mainland Turkey.

Kos is a popular tourist location in the summers and it is an excellent place to island hop from as it has ferry connections with 43 ports, including both the Greek and the Turkish mainland.

There are many excursions and tours on the island, a wide variety of which we have listed below.

From the Port of Kos: Full Day Boat Cruise to 3 Islands

The cruise starts at 10.00 am on board the boat with the captain welcoming the passengers and he will also provide information about the trip you are about to embark upon.

The first stop is the island of Kalymnos and the beautiful village of Vathi. As you close in on the village the boat will enter a magnificent natural fjord with picturesque surroundings of gulfs and caves surrounding the valley. For 1 hour you get to explore the peaceful streets of Vathi, try the famous homemade orange juices and local sweets before returning to the boat where a buffet lunch will be awaiting you. The normal menu for the lunch buffet is pork or chicken Souvlaki, salad, tzatziki and bread or a vegetarian option of beans and dolmades instead of meat. Once lunch is over the cruise will continue with a visit to the nearby fish farms where the smell of fish attracts wild dolphins playing and jumping in the water.

The next island on the cruise is Plati islet and the magically clear water found there. The boat will set anchor close to land and once you get the get-go from the crew you can jump in and swim around the boat or you can stay on the boat where happy hour begins with the barman serving refreshing cocktails at reduced prices.

The final stop of the cruise is Pserimos Island, an island that gets busy in the summer but only inhabits 15 families during the winter. Again, you will have 1 hour to explore, swim or discover hidden paths or just chill at a local tavern.

The whole cruise is around 7.5 hours from start to end.

Kos: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Join an expert local guide on a 7-hour jeep tour and explore the real Kos. The 4X4 Land Rover will be driven along unpaved, off-road routes through dense vegetation to places off the tourist track in inland Kos.

Once the inland area of Kos is explored you will get to have a break and a cup of coffee at a traditional coffee shop before the road trip continues to enjoy the amazing views from the peak of Mount Dikaios.

Lunch will be enjoyed at a tavern in Zia village where you will feast on Greek mezedes and local wine.

The last stop of the safari is at the peacock park before it’s time to head back to where you started.

Kos: Roundtrip Minivan Transfer to Therma Natural Spa Beach

Therma Beach is a natural spa with sulfur hot springs that soothes your aches and the natural therapy has a positive effect on your skin, joints, respiration and gynaecological organs.

The trip includes hotel pick-up and drop off at select hotels and transportation to and from the beach will be in a minivan taking a maximum of 7 people.

The mix of the high temperatures of the spring water and the cold water from the sea is a wonderful experience and it is very calming and relaxing.

A benefit from using this transportation is that the hassle of public transportation or the high local taxis fares are avoided and you can arrive already peaceful and calm for a greater experience.

It is time to return to the hotel after 3 hours of relaxation on the beach and in the springs.

Kos: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing

If you want to experience Zia on your own terms then this trip is a good option as it is designed to give you the freedom to do just that.

The bus will pick you up at your hotel and will take you to the city center of Zia, an enchanting little village at the base of Mount Dikeos, the highest mountain on the island of Kos. Mount Dikeos rises 846 m/2,775 ft above sea level. The village of Zia, while being one of the main tourist attractions on the island, has kept its traditional feel and you will find many little shops selling local products, including arts and crafts.

The relaxed atmosphere adds to the beauty of the moment of watching the most beautiful sunset on Kos.

Your guide can, as an extra service, reserve a table at the restaurant of your choice to ensure your visit runs smoothly. It’s time to get back to the prearranged meeting point after approximately 2.5 hours of free time to get back to your hotel.

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

This 8-hour tour includes being picked up at your hotel for transportation to the port at Kardamena from where you will depart to the volcanic island of Nisyros. A bus will be waiting to transport you and the rest of the company the short drive to the volcano where you will experience a guided 1-hour tour of the volcanic crater where the rumbling of the lava deep beneath your feet can be felt. The surface is full of bubbling mud pools and steam geysers.

After the guided tour at the volcano you will return to the port for some time to wander around the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses in the town of Mandraki before heading to the monastery of Panagia Spiliani which is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek islands. After returning to Mandraki you will then have time to spend the time remaining doing some shopping or for some lunch (not included in the price) before it is time to Kos where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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