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Kos

This quintessential Greek island is peppered with ancient ruins, sandy beaches, and lush vegetation.

Our most recommended things to do in Kos

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

1. 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.

From Kos: Cruise to Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Plati with Lunch

2. From Kos: Cruise to Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Plati with Lunch

Embark on a 3-island cruise on a pirate-style boat from the port of Kos. Visit the 3 beautiful islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Plati and enjoy a traditional Greek BBQ lunch. Enjoy the music on board and have fun with us. While you visit the islands you can relax on board , or on the beach, 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, vegan and vegetarian options.

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

3. 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.

Kos Island: 3-Island Wooden Ship Cruise w/ Lunch

4. Kos Island: 3-Island Wooden Ship Cruise w/ Lunch

Climb aboard Captain Hook, an 85-foot wooden yacht that will astound you! On board the Captain Hook, there are sundecks (with incredibly soft seats! ), covered areas to unwind, tables to enjoy a refreshment, and naturally, a fantastic bar to grab your drink! Enjoy the Greek sun while stopping to admire the Dodecanese's beautiful blue, watch the dolphins always happy to meet us, cliff jump into the rejuvenating sea, and more! We will make three stops on this journey, in the islands of Platy, Kalymnos, and Pserimos. Each one provides a unique perspective on the Greek islands, and when combined, they will be the highlight of your Greek holiday! Be astounded by the various stunning beaches and cute little ports we will dock on. Simply by wandering about the little village of Vathy on Kalymnos, you can immerse yourself in the local culture and history and learn everything there is to know about the infamous sponges, the amazing honey, and the revitalizing local orange juice! Worry not! You'll have plenty of time to buy mementos for friends and family who missed out on this fantastic adventure

Kos Town: Kalymnos & Pserimos Day Cruise & Optional Transfer

5. 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 from a tour with or without hotel pickup from select locations in Kos. Depart from Kos Harbor in the morning for a full-day sailing tour north of Kos Island. Relax on board the boat as you travel 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 make your way 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. Savor a lunch of traditional Greek dishes such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and fruit. head 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. Join the locals in jumping off a cliff diving platform. 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.

Kos: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Mount Zia for Sunset Viewing

6. 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 Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

7. Kos Town: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Go on a cruise on a glass-bottom boat in Kos Town and get acquainted with the underwater world. Enjoy views of Kos and Pserimos and soak in the Greek sun as you sail the seas. Enjoy a drink onboard, and take a peek at the sealife under the boat from the glass-bottom decks. Stop for a swim. Begin your tour by meeting in Kos Town and boarding the boat. After setting off, enjoy the ride by grabbing yourself a drink from the bar (not included in the price) and sitting on the top deck and soaking up the sun. Wander over to the boat’s shaded area if the sun gets too much. Head to one of the boat’s two glass-bottom viewing areas. Have fun looking down into the deep blue waters, and let the kids entertain themselves trying to spot different creatures. Pay special attention as you pass by an old shipwreck. Make a stop halfway through and go for a swim in the sea.

From Kardamena: Nisyros, St.Antonios & Yali Islands Cruise

8. From Kardamena: Nisyros, St.Antonios & Yali Islands Cruise

Our day will start from the port of Kardamena, where our Pirate boat, will depart at 10am to start this unique cruise to the 3 islands. Within the first hour, we will be arriving at the first stop which is the uninhabited island of St. Antonios. This island is a natural paradise and people can visit the church of St. Antonios to admire this point of view and the peace the place has to offer. Enjoy the rest of your time here, by swimming in the clear waters or just sunbathing under the Greek sun! During this time, our crew will have prepared a Greek bbq lunch for you in order to have your meal on board. Around noon, we will be arriving at the famous island of Nisyros. As soon as you get off the boat, you will be in Mandraki, the capital and the port of Nisyros. From here, you can optionally climb about 200 steps to reach the mountain Monastery of Panagia Spiliani. From this point, you can admire the panoramic view of Nisyros and the beautiful Orthodox Church of Panagia as it is one of the jewels of the island! If you just want to relax, explore the town with its unique atmosphere, stroll through the narrow streets, visit the souvenir shops and then go to Ilikiomeni square to enjoy a coffee, or maybe a traditional dessert! Optionally, participants have the option to visit the volcano of the island with an extra charge. Please request more information from the crew! Last but not least is the third stop at the island of Yali. Yali is a volcanic small island which belongs to the municipality of Nisyros and has only 21 inhabitats. With beautiful views of this island, spend time on the boat, sunbathe, try the best cocktails & drinks under the sun, test your diving skills and have a great fund and relaxing time! That beautiful day around tree different island, has come to an end. At 17:30 we will be back to the port of Kardamena.

From Kardamena: Nisyros Island Day Trip

9. From Kardamena: Nisyros Island Day Trip

You'll arrive at Kardamena port and get on board the 'Captain Dimitris' boat, which sets sail at 9:30 am. You'll have five hours to spend on the island of Nisyros, which, despite its small size, boasts of magnificent natural beauty and cultural heritage. Optionally (for an extra charge of 8€/person) from Mandraki Harbor, you can take a bus to the highest point of the island, 2000 feet above sea level, and get a panoramic view of the surroundings. If you wish, you can also descend into the volcanic crater and witness the moving volcano and bubbling sulfur springs, making it an unforgettable and unique experience. Our bus will then take you back to Mandraki, a 25-minute journey by road. You can climb around 200 steps to reach the mountain monastery of Panagia Spirani or relax and explore the charming town of Mandraki before returning to the boat at 3:30 pm for the journey back to Kardamena. The travel time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions. You'll return to Kardamena at 4:30 pm, and the beautiful day comes to an end.

From Kos: Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati Day Cruise

10. From Kos: Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati Day Cruise

Arrive at the port of Kos, and board our Pirate boat, at 10am to go to Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati. Optional we offer pickup from hotels to the port of Kos, if you wish to add transfer to your reservation. Our cruise by the boat Pirates of Kos will start and around noon we will make the first stop to Pserimos Island. There we will stay for 1 hour and we will have time to to relax on the Golden Sandy Beach and swim in the crystal clear blue waters of Pserimos Island. Pserimos is a tiny island, one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese and covers a small area of only 15 square meters. As long as you are enjoying your time under the Greek sun, our crew will prepare for you a meal with souvlaki and Greek salad. After our first stop, our boat Pirates of Kos, will head to the second destination which is the island of Kalymnos. Kalymnos is an island of wild beauty. Most of the activities are connected to the sea and or climbing. The capital is the town of Kalymnos (or Pothia), is the main center and tourist attraction as well as the main port of the island. In Kalymnos you will also find impressive historical sights, but also many options for entertainment and local restaurants or cafes. Last but not least is the third stop at the island of Plati. At Plati the party begins! With beautiful views of this island, spend time on the boat, sunbathe, try the best cocktails & drinks under the sun, test your diving skills and have a great fund and relaxing time! That beautiful day around tree different island, has come to an end. At 17:00 we will be back to the port of Kos.

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Very fun especially for those who want to fully immerse themselves in Greek life including food and dancing. Breathtaking view with gorgeous sunset

It was a really fun day on the boat, the stops were very nice and well planned. Food serves its purpose, drinks are cheap