Day trip

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 38.25 per person

Enjoy an island tour dedicated to the beautiful landscape of Kos. Discover the place where the Hippocratic Oath was written, admire the idyllic mountain village of Zia and taste the typical cinnamon water.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from Kefalos, Kardamena, Mastichari, Marmari, Tigaki, Lampi, Kos

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beauty of Kos Island and immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape of white beaches, olive groves and idyllic villages
  • Visit Asklepieion, the archaeological site of a historic temple, and learn more about the Hippocratic Oath written there
  • Enjoy the picturesque Kamari Bay and let yourself be introduced to the Greek way of life in the mountain village of Zia
Full description
Explore the attractive island of Kos and admire white sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and idyllic mountain villages. Start above the city of Kos and visit Asklepieion. It is reported that the origins of this former temple date back to around the 4th century BC. The former temple consists of three levels and was once the place for the foundation stone of modern medicine, because there Hippocrates wrote the oath of the same name, which has survived to this day. Drive on to the small village of Antimachia and see an old windmill and a traditional farmhouse. Continue through olive groves and unspoilt countryside to the Kefalos peninsula. Admire the island's most beautiful beaches and enjoy a Greek lunch (optional) in the picturesque Kamari Bay or take advantage of the opportunity for a short refreshment in the crystal clear sea. Another highlight of the eventful day is a visit to the typical mountain village of Zia with its old houses on the slope of the imposing Dikeos mountain. Stroll through the small alleys and get to know the tranquil way of life of the Greeks. Discover the numerous spice stands and taste the typical cinnamon water.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is only available in German
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The guide is really great and we were very impressed with the stories and his knowledge. The stations were very good. The only thing that irritated us was that there was no stop for swimming in Kefalos. Maybe we misread the description. We only stopped here to take pictures of the view. We found it a pity that the break in the mountain village of Zia was only one hour. We would have liked to see more here. We really liked the other stations and intermediate stops such as beekeeping and the old mill.

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July 4, 2022

Unfortunately, the agreed pick-up time at the hotel was not kept. We were supposed to be picked up between 8am and 8:30am, which was quite a long time. When we were still there at 8:45 a.m., I called. We were then informed that we would not be picked up until 9:15 am. We have booked here quite often and have always been satisfied. The trip itself was very nice and very informative. Our guide told it all really well.

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June 29, 2022

Hi! We really enjoyed the ride. Guide and driver both deserve a "very good". Not so the seating comfort in the bus, fully booked to the last seat with a seat pitch that left bruises and "dents" on me. Granted, I don't quite fit the weight norm. The pickup and program was quite good. In the short time you can just head for a few Kos highlights. As is inevitable on tours with pick-up and drop-off, a lot of time was wasted here too. Despite small flaws an interesting and successful tour. Kind regards

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May 25, 2022

Product ID: 61523