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Lido Water Park: Admission Ticket and Optional Transfer

1. Lido Water Park: Admission Ticket and Optional Transfer

Spend a refreshing and fun-filled day at Lido Water Park. The program begins with a pickup from your hotel and a comfortable drive to the park. After your arrival you will have plenty of time to explore the facility. Show off your skills in the wave pool, glide down the giant slide, and race your friends or family down the multi-lane water slide. Then experience an adrenalin rush at the Kamikaze slide or on a ride in the Black Hole. If you’re looking for something quieter, enjoy the calmer Lazy River or just relax and soak up the sun in the Jacuzzi. When you’re ready for a break, grab a snack at one of the cafés (at your own expense) or simply relax under the shade of an umbrella. Lido Water Park is great for kids, as it features an Interactive Kids Area — a complex with slides, a rotating water bucket, 6 water pistols, and waterfalls.

Kos: Three-Island Cruise with BBQ Lunch

2. Kos: Three-Island Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Embark on a three-island cruise on a pirate-style boat from the port of Kos. Visit three beautiful islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Plati on a full-day cruise. Relax on board, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or use the snorkeling equipment to explore the vibrant marine life in the sea. On some days, you may be lucky to see curious dolphins swim next to the boat. Savor traditional Greek cuisine cooked freshly on board with a delicious BBQ lunch. Choose between chicken, pork, or fish, as well as vegan and vegetarian options.

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

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

Explore three islands on a full-day boat trip from Kos. Enjoy lunch on board and explore the islands of Kalymnos, Plati, and Pserimos with plenty of time to swim in the paradisical water. First, arrive at Vathi, a beautiful village on the island of Kalymnos. Enjoy the magnificent views of a natural fjord and take pictures of the surrounding gulfs and caves. Get 1 hour to explore its peaceful streets and try local specialties. Return to the boat for a buffet lunch with pork or chicken souvlaki, salad, tzatziki, and bread. There is also a vegetarian option with beans and dolmades instead of meat. After lunch, visit the fish farms nearby and look out for wild dolphins. Continue to Plati islet to jump in the turquoise waters and swim around the boat. Enjoy happy hour on board with refreshing cocktails at low prices. Finally, arrive at Pserimos island. Have 1 hour to explore the island at your own pace before returning to Kos in the evening.

Kos Town: Kalymnos & Pserimos Day Cruise & Optional Transfer

4. Kos Town: Kalymnos & Pserimos Day Cruise & Optional Transfer

Embark on a full-day boat tour around the islands north of Kos. Relax on the shores of pristine beaches, explore the islands, soak up the views from the boat, and enjoy lunch prepared by the crew. Choose to begin the tour with pickup at your hotel or at a meeting point, then depart from Kos Harbor in the morning for a full-day sailing tour north of Kos Island. Relax on board the boat as you sail to Pserimos, a small island with only 60 inhabitants. Spend over an hour in Pserimos enjoying the sun, water, and lovely views on the sandy beach. Hang out in one of the local taverns located directly on the beach. Later, leave Pserimos and sail toward the small island of Plati. Anchor near the coast of the island to enjoy some free time to swim while the crew prepares lunch. Then, savor a lunch of traditional Greek dishes such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and fruit. After lunch, sail to Vathy, one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the Dodecanese. Vathy looks like a fiord and lots of people go for a swim in the clear water of Rina. If you dare, join the locals in jumping off a diving platform on the cliffside into the water. If you like, treat yourself to a mouth-watering traditional seafood meal in one of the local taverns before heading back to your starting point.

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

5. From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Depart from the port of Kardamena in Kos and take a 1-hour cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Upon arrival, transfer to a waiting bus that’ll take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to an informative guide along the way. Get information about the volcano and the history of the island. Then, feel the force of the lava rumbling deep beneath your feet as you enter the volcanic crater. See the bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, and imagine that you have landed on the moon. Return to the port and get the chance to wander around the town of Mandraki. After a short walk through the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses, visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, considered one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek Islands. Make your way back to town for some free time for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM.

From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

6. From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

After being picked up from the port in Kos, take a stunning boat cruise across the Aegean Sea to Bodrum. Once you have passed through passport control and customs, enjoy a full day to explore this incredible ancient city on your own.  When you arrive in the port, gaze in awe at the beautiful white houses built amphitheatrically on the hillside, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in the historical sights and ancient ruins, including the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, the Windmilles, and the ancient Greek Theatre with 13,000 seats. If you are not a history lover, take a stroll through the small streets and get to know the local cuisine instead. Enjoy a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, or try 'kebab' and other traditional 'mezedes' and sweet 'kazandibi' - some of the most popular Turkish specialties. After that, head into the really big bazaar for a chance to practice your bargaining skills. Shop for all kinds of souvenirs, folk art, crafts, and clothing. Soak up the incredible lively atmosphere and enjoy the aromas of the spices and local produce. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English. For a truly Turkish experience, visit a Turkish bath for a little relaxation. Discover how Turkish bathhouses have held a special place in the Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Relax in the steam roam while a highly skilled masseur works away the stresses and strains that have built up in your body during the year. At the end of your incredible day trip, take the boat back to Kos Port in time for your onward journey. 

Scuba Dive Adventure off Kos Island

7. Scuba Dive Adventure off Kos Island

Climb aboard for a scuba dive adventure in the Aegean Sea and complete all the required formalities. Fill out a medical statement, and then set sail from Kos Harbour at 10:00. Head for the small island of Pserimos, and journey between 2 countries as you explore the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. Get an in-depth briefing about your dive, including how to use the equipment to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. Then, dive with 2 instructors in a small group of just 4 people for maximum attention. Put on your wet suit, mask, and fins before getting help from your guide to put on the scuba diving equipment. Get into the water and swim with your group to a small beach where the sea is waist deep. Practice breathing techniques in complete safety, before getting help to breathe underwater with one of your Instructors.  Stay within the confines of the protected bay for gentle dives at a location where the water is never more than 5-6 meters deep. Benefit from the services of guides who are always on hand in the unlikely event that you need any assistance. Kokina Bay is perfect for beginner divers, with clear warm water and lots of marine life to see. Take a break to relax after your dive, and then opt to take a 2nd dive or participate in a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program. Alternatively, relax on the sundeck and top up your tan, or go for some gentle snorkeling and swimming adventures. If you opt for a 2nd dive, learn more advanced techniques to explore and see more of the marine life of the Eastern Mediterranean. Go for a longer and deeper dive that will allow you to experience the sensation of feeling weightless in the water. Dive without stops to get a real connection with nature. 

Kos: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

8. Kos: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Lunch

Explore the real Kos on a 7-hour tour in a 4X4 vehicle driven by an expert local escort. Drive along unpaved, off-road routes. Continue through dense vegetation, visit places off the tourist track and take in unique panoramic views. After exploring the inland area of Kos, you’ll stop at a traditional coffee shop, where you’ll have a break and enjoy a cup of coffee. The road trip continues to the peak of Mount Dikaios, where you’ll take in some amazing views. Head to a tavern in Zia village and feast on Greek mezedes for lunch, accompanied by local wine. After lunch the tour continues to the peacock park before heading back to the starting point.

Kos: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing

9. Kos: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing

This trip is designed to give you all the freedom you wish to discover Zia on your own terms. Your bus will pick you up from your hotel and after a short scenic drive, will transport you to the city centre of Zia. Enjoy discovering the village by yourself, at your own pace, and without a guide. Zia is an enchanting little village that lies at the base of Mount Dikeos, the highest mountain of Kos island, that culminates at 846m above sea level. The village has kept its traditional feel and has become one of the major tourist attractions of the island. Here you will find many little shops selling local products, arts and crafts. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you will get to sip your drink or dine on a romantic terrace while admiring the most beautiful sunset on Kos. As an extra service, your guide can also reserve you a table at the restaurant of your choice, ensuring your whole evening runs smoothly. You will have approximately 2.5 hours of free time. At the prearranged meeting time, the bus will pick you up from the same place it dropped you off to take you back to your hotel.

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

10. Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Explore the attractive island of Kos and admire white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and idyllic mountain villages. Start above the city of Kos and visit Asklepieion. It is reported that the origins of this former temple date back to around the 4th century BC. The former temple consists of three levels and was once the place for the foundation stone of modern medicine, because there Hippocrates wrote the oath of the same name, which has survived to this day. Drive on to the small village of Antimachia and see an old windmill and a traditional farmhouse. Continue through olive groves and unspoilt countryside to the Kefalos peninsula. Admire the island's most beautiful beaches and enjoy a Greek lunch (optional) in the picturesque Kamari Bay or take advantage of the opportunity for a short refreshment in the crystal clear sea. Another highlight of the eventful day is a visit to the typical mountain village of Zia with its old houses on the slope of the imposing Dikeos mountain. Stroll through the small alleys and get to know the tranquil way of life of the Greeks. Discover the numerous spice stands and taste the typical cinnamon water.

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What people are saying about Kos

We had such a great time on the Odessey boat cruise. We left for the first island and the crew were able to track down a pod of dolphins which was amazing to see. We were able to swim at the first island and look around the small village. We then had a lovely fresh lunch prepared by the crew, meat and vegetarian options were available. We were able to swim in the crystal blue waters and jump off the boat at the 2nd island which everyone really enjoyed. We then stayed at a sandy beach for an hour at the final island before returning to the boat heading back to Kos. The whole experience was fantastic and well worth the price. The crew were friendly and very attentive. I would advise getting to the boat at least 30mins before departing so you get a good seat/sunbathing area. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone to do a whole day boat cruise from Kos!

This cruise was a lot of fun visiting the surrounding islands of Kos with attentive crew & an ample lunch. Overall great value for money! The stops at the islands are roughly an hour as was the swim stop that included the slide & the opportunity to jump off the top of the boat. The boat does go into party mode with happy hour or 2 so the loud music may get to some but suggest you make the most of the summer tunes / vibes & enjoy. I strongly suggest you get on the boat early to secure a spot upstairs otherwise you may end up downstairs which was still nice might I add but the captain / crew do advise early on to return to your original places so ensure you get on the boat early to secure a good spot up top!!! Loads of fun in the sun & worth the $$$ spending a day cruising around the surrounding islands

Great day out with the family. Transfer worked really well with WhatsApp message received the evening before with details. Picked up in smart air conditioned minibus. Entrance voucher received (again) in the morning which enabled us to skip the queue so we were able to secure a good spot with some shade, but plenty of beds. Park is good with just enough variety to keep us and teenage kids entertained till departure time at 4pm. Wave pool is excellent. There was a wait for food table service at peak times, but what we expected and food came quickly. Overall excellent day out and made easy with the transfer included.

We had a fantastic day at Lido Water Park- We booked the tickets online with Getyourguide and then made our own way to and from the park via taxi- we loved absolutely everything about it-the slides were great fun- not overly busy so not really any queues. The lifeguards were visible and on hand to help out- even when my daughter was stung by a bee! They were all friendly and amenable. The cafe was good and reasonably priced. We would all definitely recommend for a fun filled family day out!

We had a lovely day, plenty of fun for all of the family, friendly staff and lots of refreshments - thank you Lido