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Kos

In brief

  • wide, sandy beaches, some of the most beautiful in Greece
  • an intimate island called the green "Aegean garden"
  • the homeland of Hippocrates with the famous ancient medicine center
  • Lido water park with many attractions
  • island specialty - thyme honey

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Hotel Pyli Bay Hotel Pyli Bay Kos

-24% 536 Gbp
406Gbp
  • family holiday
  • intimate atmosphere
  • in the centre of Marmari
  • close to the beautiful beach
  • swimming and paddling pool
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Atlantis Hotel Atlantis Kos

-30% 619 Gbp
433Gbp
  • a family vacation
  • in the beach district
  • 2 big pools
  • professional animations and children’s playground
  • in the center of Lambi and close to Kos
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Blue Lagoon City Hotel Blue Lagoon City Hotel Kos

-19% 539 Gbp
435Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • modern and luxurious
  • in the center of Kos
  • amenities for the disabled
  • Last minute

Hotel Eurovillage Achilleas Hotel Eurovillage Achilleas Kos

-29% 619 Gbp
437Gbp
  • family holiday
  • many sports attractions
  • swimming pool for children
  • playground and miniclub
  • nice beach
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Lambi Palace Hotel Lambi Palace Kos

-25% 599 Gbp
445Gbp
  • family holidays
  • close to the beach
  • modern
  • attractive location
  • in a vibrant town
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Gaia Royal Hotel Gaia Royal Kos

-25% 609 Gbp
451Gbp
  • holiday with children
  • 5person family rooms
  • close to the beautiful beach
  • tennis courts
  • animations and miniclub
  • 3 bars
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Aeolos Beach Hotel Aeolos Beach Kos

-25% 630 Gbp
466Gbp
  • holiday for two
  • by the beach
  • beautiful view of the sea
  • well-maintained garden
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Kouros Palace Hotel Kouros Palace Kos

-31% 702 Gbp
480Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • close to the sandy beach
  • family rooms
  • 2 swimming pools
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Ammos Resort Hotel Ammos Resort Kos

-25% 661 Gbp
493Gbp
  • by a sandy beach
  • cosy hotel
  • modern rooms
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Tigaki Beach Hotel Tigaki Beach Kos

-20% 640 Gbp
512Gbp
  • family holidays
  • close to the centre of Tigaki
  • close to sandy beach
  • 2 large swimming pools
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Asteras Resort Hotel Asteras Resort Kos

-25% 694 Gbp
514Gbp
  • calm and cosy atmosphere
  • good service
  • popular all inclusive programme
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Natura Park Village Hotel Natura Park Village Kos

-24% 713 Gbp
536Gbp
  • family holidays
  • right next to the beach
  • several swimming pools
  • attractions for children
  • kind and helpful staff
  • located in the lush garden
  • amenities for the handicapped
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Dimitra Beach Hotel Dimitra Beach Kos

-28% 764 Gbp
547Gbp
  • family holiday
  • 4-person rooms
  • 3 swimming pools
  • beautiful view of the Aegean Sea
  • close to hot springs
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Michelangelo Resort & Spa Hotel Michelangelo Resort & Spa Kos

-28% 785 Gbp
561Gbp
  • holiday for two
  • infinity swimming pool
  • elegant rooms
  • excellent Greek cuisine
  • beautiful views
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Caravia Beach & Bungalows Hotel Caravia Beach & Bungalows Kos

-28% 785 Gbp
561Gbp
  • recommended for families
  • large rooms for 4 people
  • sports facilities
  • on a sandy beach
  • swimming pools with hydro massage
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Blue Lagoon Garden Satellite Hotel Blue Lagoon Garden Satellite Kos

-20% 723 Gbp
576Gbp
  • great fun for the whole family
  • rooms with 2 extra beds
  • original swimming pool
  • play ship
  • miniclub, animations
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Blue Lagoon Resort Hotel Blue Lagoon Resort Kos

-20% 744 Gbp
592Gbp
  • holidays with family
  • spa centre with indoor swimming pool
  • large swimming pool complex, slides
  • aquapark
  • animations for children
  • rich all inclusive
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Princess of Kos Hotel Princess of Kos Kos

-31% 932 Gbp
634Gbp
  • active, family holidays
  • in a Green style
  • 2 swimming pools and paddling pool for children
  • right next to a sandy beach
  • delicious meals and very good service
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Kipriotis Hippocrates Hotel Kipriotis Hippocrates Kos

-12% 737 Gbp
648Gbp
  • for adults only (18+)
  • sport attractions
  • evening show
  • Zona disco nearby
  • close to the centre of Kos
  • rich all inclusive programme
  • Kipriotis chain
  • All inclusive

Hotel Kipriotis Maris Suites Hotel Kipriotis Maris Suites Kos

-18% 814 Gbp
665Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • 2 tennis courts
  • pool bar
  • close to the beach
  • Zona disco nearby
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Grand Blue Beach Hotel Grand Blue Beach Hotel Kos

-27% 994 Gbp
721Gbp
  • romantyczne wakacje
  • blisko plaży i centrum Kardameny
  • nowoczesny
  • piękne widoki na Morze Egejskie
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Romantic, full of cheerful holiday climates, the island of the Dodecanese archipelago owes its fame to Hipocrates, considered to be the father of medicine. For centuries it attracted health resort visitors, who took advantage of the most recent medical discoveries at the legendary Asclepeion, a place where divine worship was combined with science and health care.

Today, the motives for which tourists like to visit Kos have changed, but interesting sights and the invariably sunny, wonderful island climate have remained. Beautiful beaches, excellent conditions for watersports, good fun and unique atmosphere of the small Greek island cause that is is gladly chosen for peaceful family holidays or a getaway with friends. For persons professionally connected with medicine, Kos is a necessary place to visit! The island is only 50 km long and 10 km wide, so it is easy to find its most beautiful places even within a week. Beautiful beaches with different textures of sand are considered to be some of the best on the Greek Islands. The capital of the island is Kos city - vibrant, loved by tourists for its hospitality, great pubs and nightclubs. Here you can see how tangled the island's history was: Romans, Venetians, Turks, British and Italians rolled through Kos. The lovely seaside boardwalk with palm trees, shops and cafes on the streets add to the charm and create a holiday mood. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Museum, see the oldest in Europe platanus, by which Hippocrates himself is said to have taught. Just approx. 4 km from the city is Asclepeion, the centre of worship which served as a spa, terraced on a hillside with magnificent views. The beach district of the capital is Lambi with a lovely beach, excellent conditions for watersports, nice restaurants, taverns and cafés. The north coast of the island also tempts with beaches. From Tigaki, one of the most famous resorts in this part of Kos, a delightful and 10-km long sandy beach begins with low dunes, gently descending to the sea. Bars, restaurants and shops are along the main street; great taverns are also situated by the beach. It is not far from here to Marmari, a small tourist village with a nice flat beach, and a scenic view of islands and the Turkish Bodrum. Further west lies Mastichari, with a charming port, from where ferries depart to the island of Kalymnos, known for its excellent taverns with seafood and wine festival. In the area there is a modern aquapark Lido with an area of approx. 75 000 m² with a bunch of attractions (www.lidowaterpark.com).

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland–Kos - approx. 2h 45 min.

Local time: GMT + 1h

Language: Modern Greek, but communication in English and German also possible.

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices in hotels and restaurants: lunch – approx. 15-25 EUR, beer – approx. 3 EUR, mineral water – approx. 1.5 EUR, coffee – approx. 3 EUR, wine – approx. 5 EUR.

Car rental: from approx. 40 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 2 EUR/litre.

Transport: bus connections are good, from the city of Kos you can get to the smallest towns, cost approx. 3 EUR; besides buses the main means of transport is taxis - cost approx. 4 EUR/km.

Beaches: the most popular beaches: Lambi, Paradise Beach, Tigaki, Kardamena, Kefalos.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel. Hotels:                                             Apartments: 1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                      1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day5* – 4 EUR/day

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Sunset in Zia — according to the residents of the island the most beautiful and unforgettable sunsets can be seen in the village Zia, situated on the mountainside of Mount Dikeos, with a beautiful view of the northern coast of the island. On site it is worth trying the delicacies of the local cuisine, or visiting the colorful shops with local specialties. Free time for shopping and photos. Price - approx. 14 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide).

Around the island of Kos — the tour begins from visiting the Asclepeion - the greatest attraction of the island, the remnants of an ancient temple of worship of the god Asclepius, in Roman times serving as a medical centre, established by Hipocrates, the "father of medicine.” Trip to the charming village of Zia, located on the slope of Dikeos Mountain, from where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the surrounding area. Time for a coffee or a walk around the village and shopping. Ride through the villages of Lagoudi, Old Pyli and Amaniou, a short stop in the village of Pyli with a mountain water spring. A ride through the village of Antimachia with castle ruins to Kefalos, time for photos. Then the Kamari Bay, free time for swimming in the sea and lunch. A visit to a honey factory, tasting. Day trip. Price - approx. 37 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide; does not include: entry tickets: approx. 8 EUR, lunch).

Nissyros — depart from Kardamena to see the peculiar landscape and quiet life of a small island, only 40 km². This place hides in itself the genuine "gateway to hell" - one of the world's largest active hydrothermal crater named Stefanos, which is included in the program of the trip. Time for a stroll through the idyllic port village of Mandraki - the capital of the island, a visit to the Panagia Spiliani monastery, scenically located on top of a rock. The town captivates with its charming streets with characteristic old houses that have wooden balconies. It is worth stopping at the local tavern and trying some local Greek specialties and the mouth-watering seafood. Return cruise to Kardamena. Day trip. Price - approx. 49 EUR from hotels in the area of Kos, approx. 39 EUR for other hotels (includes care of a Polish-speaking guide.)

Aegean Cruise from Kos — a cruise towards the islands of Pserimos, Plati and Kalymnos, an opportunity to sunbathe, swim and dive. Deck chairs and bar on board. The first stop is a small fishing island of Pserimos with a beautiful sandy beach. Lunch in a small, cozy restaurant in Kalymnos, known for sponge fishing. A walk, time for shopping. Then - Plati - swimming from the boat in crystal-clear water. Return to Kos. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide, lunch; does not include: drinks).

Bodrum from Kos — just a 30-min cruise separates Kos and the culturally and scenically different Turkey. After arriving at the port, customs clearance and passport control, a changeover to bus and a tour around the city: a stop on top of the picturesque hill with windmills, time for commemorative photos with the Bodrum Bay in the background. Then visiting the Myndos Gate and the amphitheater. Visiting the Bodrum Gold Center and the local stalls. A minibus ride to the city center, free time for lunch and shopping. Ride to the port, customs clearance and passport control, return cruise to the city of Kos. Day trip. Note: passport required. Price - approx. 34 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide, harbor charge).

Greek evening on the island of Kos — a ride to the charming village of Zia, located at the foot of the Dikeos Mountains, where it is recommended to visit the colorful shops and stalls with local specialties and crafts. It's time to take pictures against the background of the most beautiful sunset on the island. A trip to Fantasia Tavern, from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the island of Kos and the Aegean Sea. Evening with Greek music and dancing with typical Greek dishes and wine. Excellent opportunity to learn the famous Zorba! The evening will end at approx. 23.00. Price - approx. 46 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Sunset in Zia — according to the residents of the island the most beautiful and unforgettable sunsets can be seen in the village Zia, situated on the mountainside of Mount Dikeos, with a beautiful view of the northern coast of the island. On site it is worth trying the delicacies of the local cuisine, or visiting the colorful shops with local specialties. Free time for shopping and photos. Price - approx. 14 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide).

Around the island of Kos — the tour begins from visiting the Asclepeion - the greatest attraction of the island, the remnants of an ancient temple of worship of the god Asclepius, in Roman times serving as a medical centre, established by Hipocrates, the "father of medicine.” Trip to the charming village of Zia, located on the slope of Dikeos Mountain, from where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the surrounding area. Time for a coffee or a walk around the village and shopping. Ride through the villages of Lagoudi, Old Pyli and Amaniou, a short stop in the village of Pyli with a mountain water spring. A ride through the village of Antimachia with castle ruins to Kefalos, time for photos. Then the Kamari Bay, free time for swimming in the sea and lunch. A visit to a honey factory, tasting. Day trip. Price - approx. 37 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide; does not include: entry tickets: approx. 8 EUR, lunch).

Nissyros — depart from Kardamena to see the peculiar landscape and quiet life of a small island, only 40 km². This place hides in itself the genuine "gateway to hell" - one of the world's largest active hydrothermal crater named Stefanos, which is included in the program of the trip. Time for a stroll through the idyllic port village of Mandraki - the capital of the island, a visit to the Panagia Spiliani monastery, scenically located on top of a rock. The town captivates with its charming streets with characteristic old houses that have wooden balconies. It is worth stopping at the local tavern and trying some local Greek specialties and the mouth-watering seafood. Return cruise to Kardamena. Day trip. Price - approx. 49 EUR from hotels in the area of Kos, approx. 39 EUR for other hotels (includes care of a Polish-speaking guide.)

Aegean Cruise from Kos — a cruise towards the islands of Pserimos, Plati and Kalymnos, an opportunity to sunbathe, swim and dive. Deck chairs and bar on board. The first stop is a small fishing island of Pserimos with a beautiful sandy beach. Lunch in a small, cozy restaurant in Kalymnos, known for sponge fishing. A walk, time for shopping. Then - Plati - swimming from the boat in crystal-clear water. Return to Kos. Price - approx. 47 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide, lunch; does not include: drinks).

Bodrum from Kos — just a 30-min cruise separates Kos and the culturally and scenically different Turkey. After arriving at the port, customs clearance and passport control, a changeover to bus and a tour around the city: a stop on top of the picturesque hill with windmills, time for commemorative photos with the Bodrum Bay in the background. Then visiting the Myndos Gate and the amphitheater. Visiting the Bodrum Gold Center and the local stalls. A minibus ride to the city center, free time for lunch and shopping. Ride to the port, customs clearance and passport control, return cruise to the city of Kos. Day trip. Note: passport required. Price - approx. 34 EUR (includes the care of a Polish-speaking guide, harbor charge).

Greek evening on the island of Kos — a ride to the charming village of Zia, located at the foot of the Dikeos Mountains, where it is recommended to visit the colorful shops and stalls with local specialties and crafts. It's time to take pictures against the background of the most beautiful sunset on the island. A trip to Fantasia Tavern, from where you can enjoy an amazing view of the island of Kos and the Aegean Sea. Evening with Greek music and dancing with typical Greek dishes and wine. Excellent opportunity to learn the famous Zorba! The evening will end at approx. 23.00. Price - approx. 46 EUR (includes the care of an English-speaking guide).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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