The second most popular island in the Dodecanese, Kos shares the medieval charm of Rhodes but with fewer crowds. Apart from spending endless lazy hours on long sandy beaches and wandering around quaint villages, we’re here to recommend just a few more of the island’s must-do activities.
Ride Your Bike Around Kos Town
Kos has always been one of the most bike-friendly destinations in Greece. Kos Town is totally flat thus ideal for either cycling or walking. Ride your bike along the splendid waterfront which is lined with historical buildings and tall palm trees before you make your way to the imposing Castle of the Nights and the Ancient Agora. Whichever route you choose, you are sure to enjoy a bike ride like no other!
Go Scuba Diving
Whether you are into scuba diving or you’ve never done it before but feel it’s time to try, Kos Island is the ideal destination for you. The usually calm waters around Kos Island provide unique snorkeling opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Diving into the deep blue of the Aegean Sea is a mesmerizing experience that will definitely take your Greek summer vacation to a whole new level.
Take a Day Trip to Bodrum in Turkey
Kos is one of those Greek Islands that are situated very close to the Turkish coast. The seaside town of Bodrum, in particular, is just a stone’s throw from Kos and there is a frequent ferry connection between the two, especially during the summer months.
Bodrum is a vibrant beach town that manages to combine its oriental charms with the high standards of a modern tourist resort. Walking along the promenade and visiting a wonderful castle are among the best things to do in Bodrum. However, the ultimate highlight is visiting Bodrum’s lively market and spending an unforgettable afternoon in the company of visitors and locals alike.
If you’re planning on spending a couple of days in Bodrum, we would advise you against booking a stay at an all-inclusive resort because then you would miss out on tasting authentic Turkish food at some of Bodrum’s best restaurants. If, on the other hand, you are short on time, a day trip from Kos will give you plenty of time to get to know Bodrum in the most relaxing way.