Up to 2 days
Join our organized tour of the island of Kos.
Languages: All languages except French.
Days operation: Monday/ Tuesday/Friday
An overview of the island, its picturesque villages, green landscapes, wild beaches, sacred temple of healing, the Asclepeion, and its local flavors.
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Of course Kos is famous for being the birthplace of Hippocrates (the father of the medicine) but there is so much more and we intend to introduce you to as much as possible.
Our first stop is the village of Kefalos. It is the most south-western village of the island and boasts some of the best beaches on Kos. Later we will visit a factory, where bee-keeping has been in the family for generations. You will discover how they make honey, taste the typical “loukoumades” (mini honey donuts) and discover “rakomelo” (liqueur made with raki and honey).
We then take the road to Antimachia, the village located in the middle of the island, next to the airport. The village boasts a 200 year old renovated windmill in the center and also has a traditional house, showing how the locals used to live in years gone by
After that we will visit the village of Zia. A small lively mountain village, from where you have a superb view. Zia has recently become the hub of the local arts and crafts on the island and you will find many small shops selling such items (olive oil, honey, kanelada, pottery…).
In Zia you will have time to have lunch in one of the tavernas in the area.
The next stop will be at the Asklepion, an amazing archaeological find that will truly transport you back to ancient Greece. Constructed in the 3rd century BC, it was not only a temple consecrated to the God Asklepios (the God of Health), but also a health resort.
After The Asklepion, we will make a stop in Kos town, in order to wander around and maybe do some shopping. And after this we will start the return trip back to the hotels.