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Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

1. 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. You will enjoy a traditional lunch to Mastichari with sandy beaches & traditional restaurants, here you will have time to swim and have lunch (not included in the price) or lunch (not included in the price) to Zia depending on the route. 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.

Kos: Asklepieion Archaeological Site Admission Ticket

2. Kos: Asklepieion Archaeological Site Admission Ticket

Visit the sanctuary of Asklepios, built on the slopes of a low hill, overgrown with trees and with a wonderful view of the sea. From the sanctuary you'll see Asia Minor coast. Explore the famous monument of Kos with a skip-the-line ticket.See where Hippocrates studied to become the father of Western medicine. Learn why the sanctuary has served as a healing palace with priests who acted as doctors and medics. Marvel at the ruins of statues at the temple of Asklepios, Propylea, Arcades, and their Roman baths.Continue your visit with a stop at the site's museum. Take in an epigraphic collection presenting the stelae, decrets, laws and other inscriptions on stone found on site at the sanctuary.

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Hi! We really enjoyed the ride. Guide and driver both deserve a "very good". Not so the seating comfort in the bus, fully booked to the last seat with a seat pitch that left bruises and "dents" on me. Granted, I don't quite fit the weight norm. The pickup and program was quite good. In the short time you can just head for a few Kos highlights. As is inevitable on tours with pick-up and drop-off, a lot of time was wasted here too. Despite small flaws an interesting and successful tour. Kind regards

The guide is really great and we were very impressed with the stories and his knowledge. The stations were very good. The only thing that irritated us was that there was no stop for swimming in Kefalos. Maybe we misread the description. We only stopped here to take pictures of the view. We found it a pity that the break in the mountain village of Zia was only one hour. We would have liked to see more here. We really liked the other stations and intermediate stops such as beekeeping and the old mill.

Unfortunately, the agreed pick-up time at the hotel was not kept. We were supposed to be picked up between 8am and 8:30am, which was quite a long time. When we were still there at 8:45 a.m., I called. We were then informed that we would not be picked up until 9:15 am. We have booked here quite often and have always been satisfied. The trip itself was very nice and very informative. Our guide told it all really well.

You didn't have to stand in the long line at the cash register.