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From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

1. 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. 

Kos Island: Wine Tasting & Zia Village Visit for Sunset

2. Kos Island: Wine Tasting & Zia Village Visit for Sunset

Discover the traditions of wine production on Kos as you visit a local family-run winery. Sample tasty local wines and get a sense of the Greek way of life. Start with pickup from your hotel. Travel to a winery located in beautiful surroundings. Sample some delicious wines at this quaint location and learn a bit about viticulture on Kos. After your wine tasting session, continue towards the mountain village of Zia. Enjoy a fantastic sunset from this charming mountainside village, before returning to your hotel.

Kos Island Independent Day Trip by Boat from Bodrum

3. Kos Island Independent Day Trip by Boat from Bodrum

Just 12 miles off the coastline of Bodrum, the Greek island of Kos is near enough for a pleasant day trip. A speedy hydrofoil departs Bodrum at 09.00 AM, taking just 20 minutes to reach the island. On this day trip you’ll have the full day to explore Kos on your own. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in historical sights and ancient ruins, including the 14th-century Castle of the Knights, numerous temples and ancient Roman ruins. The major attraction of the island is Asklepion, one of the largest and oldest healing centers of the ancient world. Kos is said to be the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and just behind the castle is the famous tree of Hippocrates. According to legend, Hippocrates taught his students the art of medicine under the shadow of this tree. Enjoy some time relaxing on a sandy beach, lapped by the calm waters of the Aegean Sea. Be sure to return to the harbor before the departure time of 4:00 PM.

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3.8 / 5

based on 56 reviews

A really great tour. The contact regarding the transfer was timely and uncomplicated. We were warmly welcomed at the winery, given a short tour and then we were allowed to taste some wines. The atmosphere was very cozy, so that we each ordered our favorites as a glass and sat down in the evening sun. The driver is waiting on site, you can freely divide the time for winery/Zia. The 4 hours are absolutely sufficient for both. This is followed by a short transfer to Zia with free time. Of course, the village is very crowded at sunset, but the crowds spread out quite well. The village and the sunset are really very beautiful. I definitely recommend the tour! :-)

Everything was super organized, although it sometimes made a chaotic impression, everything worked out great, thanks to the dedicated and always approachable tour guide. Booking the tour was definitely the right decision.

Nothing to complain about the trip and the org but unless you visit the castle there is not much to see except fake clothes.

I really enjoyed the trip, it's definitely worth it. In Bodrum it is also very beautiful, I definitely recommend it.

Was very good part from the very long wait to get the boat going