Welcome to Kos


Visitors to Kos naturally tend to focus their attention on its beaches. In addition to those around Kos Town, there are three main resort areas. Kardamena, on the south coast, is very much dominated by package tourism, but Mastihari, on the north coast, and Kamari, in the far southwest, are more appealing. Away from the resorts, the island retains considerable wilderness, with the rugged Dikeos mountains soaring to almost 850m just a few kilometres west of Kos Town.


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Kos activities

$38.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Bodrum to Kos Island Independent Full-Day Trip

Start your day with a hotel pickup from your Bodrum hotel, and then board your hydrofoil in Bodrum to cruise southwest to the island of Kos, roughly twenty minutes away. The most easterly Greek island, Kos sits adrift in the southeastern Aegean Sea and boasts paradisaical scenery and history in equal measures. After docking at the port, how you spend your time on the gorgeous island is up to you. All entrance fees, food and drinks are at your own expense. Follow the footsteps of sun worshipers to the island’s best beaches and enjoy a day of soaking up the sun on the sand. Visit Paradise Beach for soft sand and calm waters, relax in tranquil seclusion at Limnionas Beach or maybe stroll along the pebbled shores of Agios Theologos Beach.If you are keen to discover the island’s urban delights, head into Kos town to explore its palm-fringed streets, thronged with restaurants, bars and shops. The town is home to some of the island’s more interesting historical landmarks and Roman ruins. Perhaps pay a visit to the Castle of the Knights (Kos Nerantzia Castle), to explore the ruined towers, battlements and ramparts that date to the days of the knights’ reign. The group of Christian crusaders occupied the city from the 14th century for some 200 years.Having enjoyed your day, make your own way back to the island’s port at the prearranged time. Then, simply re-board your hydrofoil, and cruise back over the sea to Bodrum. Your independent day trip then finishes with a drop-off at your Bodrum hotel.

$35.67 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Boat Tour in Pserimos Kalymnos and Platy

Departure from Kos Harbor at approx 9:30am. About 1 hour later you will arrive at Pserimos, a small island with only 60 inhabitants. You remain in Pserimos for more than an hour, and you have the opportunity to enjoy the sun, the water, and the lovely view. You depart from Pserimos at 12:30pm and sail towards the small island of Plati. You anchor near the coast of the island and have free time to swim while the crew is preparing lunch. Lunch is served around 2:00pm and consists of souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and fruit.After lunch you sail towards Kalymnos to Pothia, the capital city of Kalymnos. Pothia is one of the most colorful towns of the Dodecanese. Every house has its own color, and every color has a different meaning. The island has a very dry mountainous landscape with some valleys.You will walk down to one of the many sponge factories which exist in Pothia as Kalymnos is well-known for its famous sponge divers. At the factory you will learn about the history and the facts of sponge diving and will be given a demonstration on cutting and bleaching sponges. After visiting the factory there will be plenty of time for a walk through the small streets of Pothia; after this you can also walk through the shops of the main town.

$53.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Tour to Nisyros The Volcano Island

Leave the port of Kardamena for an hour cruise to Nisyros where a bus awaits your arrival to take you to the volcano, a short drive away. Your informative guide will be able to give you information about the volcano and the history of the island. Witness the bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, you may think you have landed on the moon.Arriving back into the port you have the opportunity to visit the town of Mandraki. After a short walk through the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses, you can visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani. This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in the Greek Islands. Returning to town you have time for lunch (not included) or some shopping, before embarking the boat at 4:00pm for your return to Kos.

$29.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Independent Day Trip to Kos Island from Bodrum with Transfers

Meet a driver at your hotel for 7:30am transfer to the ferry port. You'll have time for a quick trip to the duty-free shops before you set sail for the island: the open-deck ferry departs at 9:15am and takes 45 minutes, while the catamaran makes the crossing in just 20 minutes.Upon  arrival in Kos, you'll see the Old Town is walking distance away—enjoy an independent day at your own pace. Head to ancient ruins such as the Altar of Dionysus and the Casa Romano, or visit a massive medieval crusader castle that's not far away. Sit under the tree of Hippocrates, then relax in one of the city's many open-air cafes. Make your way back to the harbor at least 30 minutes prior to departure to check in and pass passport control, then board a return ferry to Bodrum. The return ferry will depart at 4:30pm and the return catamaran leaves at 6pm. A shuttle bus will meet you at the Bodrum ferry port for transfer to your hotel. 

$16.64 Theme Parks

Aquatica Water Park Kos

Aquatica Waterpark is an attraction with something for everyone. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zoom down thrilling waterslides such as Kite Slide or Wave Ride. Chill out with friends at the swimming pool, or grab a tube and journey down Spin Bowl. In the heart of waterpark with comfortable and modern background enjoy a variety of coffees, juices, soft drinks, snacks, every day baked muffins and cakes, home made pizzas, incredible hot dogs, salads and fruit salads, ice cream and lots of more.. For a day of wet and wild fun in the sun, come and experience it all at Aquatica Waterpark!!! WAVE RIDE & SPIN BOWL SLIDES- A combination of height, weight & age is required for the use of these two slides. Minimum height of 1,20m. HYDROTUBE, KAMIKAZE, MULTITRACK, FREE FALL, KITE SLIDE- Minimum height of 1,20m. AQUAPLAYGROUND- Adults cannot go on the attraction. The slides are only intended for children. LAZY RIVER & SWIMMING POOL - No height & age restrictions. Promising endless splashes of fun!

$53.50 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Driving Adventure by 4WD Vehicle

Get off the beaten path and explore Kos by jeep. Discover hidden locations where few tourists ever go, and get amazing views of the rugged landscape from a different perspective.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the beach resorts and travel through the mountains and dusty valleys in the north and east of the island. Encounter mountain animals, saltwater lakes and a wilderness of tiny villages and towering rocks. Drive through romantic ravines and fertile fields into the high mountain range, and soak up the views of the pine forests and remote parts of the region. Drive off-road in a 4WD jeep and enjoy spectacular views of Kos See mountain animals up close Discover a ghost town and visit small villages, a castle and a saltwater lake