8 hours
Type of Tour
Arts And Culture
Walking Tour
from 61 €

Island Tour of Kos

Explore the Island of Kos in a Day Tour with Lunch!

About This Tour

The island tour of Kos with lunch sounds like a delightful plan. The island of Kos is a beautiful Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and charming towns. It is part of the Dodecanese island group and is known for its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and vibrant nightlife.

Here is some detailed information for the island tour of Kos:

  • Starting your Tour: Start your day by visiting the town of Kos, the main hub of the island, where you will be guided on foot through the towns streets to reach the Main Elefterias Square (Freedom Square). The Square was destroyed by an earthquake in the past and was rebuilt by the Italians in 1933 during the years of the occupation. In the same area you will see the Public Market, the Archaeological Museum and the Mosque of Nefterdar, evidence of the Turkish occupation from 1523 to 1912. 

  • Platanos Square: From there, always by foot, you will be escorted to the most famous and historic square of Kos Town, the Platanos Square. In its center you will find the famous plane tree where Hippocrates of Kos, the father of medicine used to teach to his students. The Platanos square is also the entrance to the impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Saint John as a defensive fortress during their occupation of the Dodecanese islands from 1315 to 1523 as well as the very fine Mosque of Lotzias.Explore its picturesque streets, visit historical sites like the Castle of the Knights, and take a stroll along the harbor promenade.

  • Ancient Agora: Close to the Platanos Square there is an archeological site with the remains of the Ancient Agora, the temples of Hercules and Aphrodite. After the guides explanation of the sites, you will enjoy free time for shopping or refreshments. After a short drive, you will be taken to the most significant archaeological site of the island. 

  • Asklepion: Next, head to the Asklepion, an ancient healing center dedicated to the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius. Admire the archaeological ruins and enjoy panoramic views of the island from this hilltop site. Between the 300 sanctuaries dedicated to Asclepius one can find in Greece, the Asklepion of Kos together with the one in Epidaurus, are the most important. 

  • Village of Zia:  After the tour of the Asklepion of Kos, the following stop will be the very picturesque mountain village of Zia located at the foot of the 890m mount Dikaios. This charming village offers breathtaking views of the island, along with traditional houses, quaint shops, and local crafts. Take some time to explore and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. You will have free time for shopping at the numerous little shops of Zia, take photographs, or to relax at one of the many cafenion situated in the village.

  • Kefalos Beach: Continuing our bus will take you to Kefalos, the furthest point south west of Kos Town. Here you will have free time to relax, sunbathe and swim in the beautiful sandy beach of Kefalos or, if you prefer, you can lunch at the traditional tavern.

  • Lunch Time: Visit one of the authentic tavernas. These family-owned restaurants offer a warm and inviting atmosphere, along with delicious Greek cuisine (no extra charge). Indulge in traditional dishes like souvlaki, moussaka, fresh salads, and local specialties. Do not forget to savor some Greek wine or try a refreshing ouzo (at extra charge).

  • Return to Kos Town: Finally, return to Kos Town, where the tour concludes. Our guide will bid you farewell and provide any additional information or assistance you may need. Enjoy Kos Island tour with Discover D1!

Kos Island is a fantastic destination for history enthusiasts, beach lovers, and those seeking an enjoyable Mediterranean vacation experience.

*Adults only tour.

Free cancellation 24 h before the tour

Also included

  • Transportation to and from your hotel
  • Professional certified guide
  • Lunch


  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

Know Before You Go

  • Adults only tour.

What You May Need

  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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