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Things To Do in Kos

things to do in kos

The beaches are the main attraction on Kos, with the island offering everything from family-friendly golden beaches lined with plenty of bars, restaurants and amenities, to quiet pebble coves perfect for secluded sunbathing. Visit the sulphur waters of the hot springs on Kos for a therapeutic dip.

Discover the charm of the Dodecanese Islands and try some island-hopping by taking a trip to Rhodes, Leros or Kalymnos. Visit one of the neighbouring islands by ferry, catamaran or hydrofoil, or even take a ride to the Bodrum peninsula in Turkey - just a 30 minute trip.

Sailing and boat trips
Take to the seas and cruise around the coastline, passing by the stunning beaches and rocky shores. Whether you charter a private yacht with a skipper and crew, or just enjoy a short boat trip from the marina, it's a great way to relax and see the charm and beauty of the island.
Water sports
The warm waters of the Aegean and the golden beaches around Kos offer plenty of facilities for the sports-enthusiast. Choose from water-skiing, wakeboarding, parascending, kitesurfing or speed boat hire, or try wind surfing, jet-skiing and banana boat rides with the family.

Other activities
Away from the beaches, the resorts offer a range of sporting activities to try, with facilities for tennis, volleyball, go-karting, horse-riding and even bungee-jumping on the island. Kos is also home to one of the largest water parks in Greece, offering numerous attractions, pools and slides.

Cycling and hiking
With a variety of different terrain, Kos is ideal for exploring by bike. There are flat areas of scenic countryside for those after a less strenuous biking holiday, or rougher, more hilly terrain, ideal for off-road mountain biking.  Tours of Dikeos Mountain can be undertaken for serious bikers. The natural landscape, with its mountains, verdant forests and coastal plains, is also great for walkers and hikers. 

Steeped in history, Kos boasts many interesting sights to see, including the fascinating ancient hospital of Asklepion, the plane tree of Hippocrates, Neratzia Castle and the ruins at Thesi Palatia. From a lively day out exploring the vibrant and bustling streets of the capital Kos Town, to a taste of Greek tradition strolling around a remote unspoilt village, the island of Kos offers something for everyone.

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