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 Asklepion, an amazing archaeological find that will truly transport you back to ancient Greece. Constructed in the 4th century BC, it was not only a temple consecrated to the God Asklepios (the God of Health), but also a health resort. For sure you will like the next stop at 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…). After Zia we will continue to the village of Kefalos. It is the most south-western village of the island and boasts some of the best beaches on Kos. Here you will have plenty of time to swim and have lunch. Later we will visit a honey 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 of 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 windmill in the center and also has a traditional house, showing how the locals used to live in years gone by. After this we will start the return trip back to the hotels.
- Duration of the tour: approximately 3 hours
- What to bring: Suitable footwear, swimwear, hat, sun cream, camera and money for food/drinks/shopping
- All your personal belongings must be taken from the bus
Asklepion- Zia Village - Kefalos Village – Antimachia Village
Bus, Licensed English speaking Guide, All taxes.
Gratuities for driver & Guide, Lunch, Meals or beverages, Entrance fees, Personal Expenses, Any service not mentioned.
Monday (as per 2017)
Excursion is valid for accommodations in the following areas: