1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
  3. Bodrum

Kos Island Independent Day Trip by Boat from Bodrum

Product ID: 69078
Enjoy a day in Greece during your Bodrum holiday. Take a boat to the island of Kos, and discover the heritage of this historic and friendly island.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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All hotels in Bodrum and on the Bodrum peninsula (Torba, Icmeler, Yaliciftlik, Yalikavak, Gumusluk, Guvercinlik, Golturkbuku, Turgutreis, Akyarlar, Kadikalesi, Bitez, Gumbet and Ortakent)
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  • Spend a day exploring the island of Kos on your own
  • Discover centuries-old castles and ancient Roman ruins
  • See the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine
Full description
Just 12 miles off the coastline of Bodrum, the Greek island of Kos is near enough for a pleasant day trip. A speedy hydrofoil departs Bodrum at 09.00 AM, taking just 20 minutes to reach the island.

On this day trip you’ll have the full day to explore Kos on your own. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in historical sights and ancient ruins, including the 14th-century Castle of the Knights, numerous temples and ancient Roman ruins.

The major attraction of the island is Asklepion, one of the largest and oldest healing centers of the ancient world.

Kos is said to be the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and just behind the castle is the famous tree of Hippocrates. According to legend, Hippocrates taught his students the art of medicine under the shadow of this tree.

Enjoy some time relaxing on a sandy beach, lapped by the calm waters of the Aegean Sea. Be sure to return to the harbor before the departure time of 4:00 PM.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Round-trip ferry or catamaran tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour on Kos island
  • Guide

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour operator is not responsible for ensuring that you have the correct visa to enter Greece. Please check that you are eligible to enter Greece (EU) with the country which issued your passport
• The day on Kos is not a guided tour
• In bad weather conditions, the hydrofoil boats may not operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Have a good day ... a little long

The excursion is nice. Only the organization, certainly very difficult certainly, is to be reviewed. We were picked up at the hotel at 6:40 am for a departure from the boat at 9:30 am, which also left about ten minutes late. The excursion is not yet started that it's been 3 hours since you left .... we are distributing a rather nice flyer, with lots and lots of sponsorship but no prices displayed ... too bad! On your ticket it is written back at 4:30 p.m. when it is 5:30 p.m. and there was written no return to the hotel when fortunately it was well planned that we had inquired in advance otherwise we might have booked an additional return elsewhere ... if not overall it's good, the boat has several floors including one well sheltered to rest on the return. For this excursion I advise you to rent a scooter so much better to see the most beautiful landscapes. Thank you for this excursion.

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May 22, 2019

The title of the activity is misguiding.

There was no excursion as such, no guide or explanation, there was just a transfer from the hotel to the port, and then a boat to Kos. So it should not be called an excursion, but a transfer. The Turkish operator took time to confirm us the place and the time of the pick up, though they proved to be flexible in the end and even changed us the date of the excursion per our demand, as our child fell sick.

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August 26, 2018

Great day well worth doing - check activities in Kos before you go and passport control can be slow in Kos so get off the boat near the front- great cafe gplaza great reviews on trip advisor and had a great burger also well known for cocktails - really friendly

October 18, 2017

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