Whizz, swirl, whoosh and fly your way down flumes and super-fast slides on a family fun day out at one of Greece's largest waterparks – Lido. Once you arrive, you'll have an entire day of water-based adventures ahead of you. There's adrenaline-fuelled slides such as Kamikaze and Space Bowl, as well as multi-lane slides where you'll race to be the first to hit the bottom. Then there're twisting flumes and giant waves in the wave pool. But if you're after something more laid-back, there's a lazy river, whirlpool bath and sunbeds on hand. Little ones are catered for too, with an interactive slide and splash zone especially designed for kids.
With all of Kos's best bits wrapped up in one VIP day out, this adults-only tour takes you to the island's most fascinating corners. In a small group, you'll start off with a guided walk around Kos town and its pretty harbour, lined with wooden boats. Next, step back in time at the ancient Asclepeion, and wander around the site where doctors studied in classical times. Then, it's on to the mountain-side village of Zia for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll get to taste some local wines, and at the end of the excursion, you'll have the chance to capture amazing photos of Kefalos village.
Greece is renowned for its loud and lively nights out, and this one is no exception. You'll head to the village of Zia in the centre of Kos where a feast of meze, wine, dancing and music all awaits. Kids are welcome, too – the more the merrier.With its whitewashed buildings, blue-capped domes and views over the island, the village of Zia is an idyllic spot to spend the evening. And with hospitality as friendly as this, you'll not want to leave. You'll start off with a delicious meze of traditional Greek dishes to warm up your appetite and wash it down with unlimited wine.But the star turn is the dancing. Expect a whirlwind show as traditionally costumed dancers whip up the atmosphere to sweet bouzouki music. Before long, you'll be joining in, linking arms and whirling to the infectious tunes.
How does spending a day soaking up the sunshine, swimming and perhaps a spot of lunch sound? Perfect is what we're guessing.Around the islands to the north of Kos are some peaceful coves, beautiful sandy beaches and cute harbours – and that's exactly where you'll be spending the day on this Aegean cruise. There'll be a couple of stops throughout the day, when you'll have plenty of time to swim if you wish. And we'll step ashore at Vathi on Kalymnos island. A picturesque, horseshoe-shaped bay with calm waters and a pretty town, it's the ideal place for some exploring.We'll drop into a typical Kalymnos taverna for a lunch of pork souvlaki, rice, potatoes, Greek salad and tzatziki. The vegetarian optionhas spaghetti with tomato sauce and Greek salad. All you need to do is organise your sun lotion and a good book – bliss.
Pirate Tim and Calypso the Parrot need your help to find their lost treasure. You'll join our crew in search of the booty and along the way, the little ones will get into the pirate spirit with some help from the Pirate Team on board. They'll learn how to walk, talk and play like pirates with lots of fun activities which everyone can join in on. There'll be swashbuckling fun for the whole family to enjoy. A great family trip you don't want to miss out on.
This tour is perfect to have an authentic hamam experience with skin exfoliation and foam massage in the Tigaki village of Kos.
Kos packs in an astonishing amount of heritage for a small island. And Kos town is dripping in history, with monuments from classical antiquity all the way through the Byzantine and Ottoman periods to the rationalism of the 1930s. You'll navigate the streets that lead you to the medieval castle and soak up its melting pot of architecture and sights. Then, we'll head to the ruins of Asclepeion, at the top of a pine-clad hill boasting views over Kos town and Turkey beyond. Your guide will fill you in on this 2,500-year-old ‘temple of healing' before driving to the village of Zia for free time.
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Why settle for just seeing Greece while you're here? Turkey's just a short distance away and this trip offers a great taste of its culture and sights. Travel to Bodrum and you'll get a guided tour of its main landmarks and best viewpoints, with the chance to snap photos of the town and yacht-filled harbour from above. There's also a visit to a gold centre and free time to look around or browse the bazaars in the old town. Every street is loaded with shops and stalls selling spices, carpets, leather and copycat designer goods. Haggle your heart out, sip on Turkish coffee or just soak up the sights before boarding the boat for your return.
This tour showcases the best of Kos in just one day. The sands of time may have changed the ancient Asclepeion but it remains one of Greece's most important archaeological sites. Among the attractions are the remains of the world's first hospital. Next up is the mountain village of Zia. Here, you'll taste the local kanelada drink and have the chance to look around the craft shops. You'll also tour a wine factory and enjoy a tasting. Then it's off to the seaside town of Kefalos. We'll end the day on a sweet note by sampling the local speciality loukoumades – honey-soaked dough balls – at a honey factory.
Captain Gianni and his crew invite you on board for a sunset cruise to the tip of Kos. You'll embark at Kefalos Bay and set sail along the coast to the tip of the island. Along the way there'll be a swimming stop as you wait for the sun to do its magic and turn the skies shades of orange and pink. Then it's on to a secluded beach for an apéritif where you'll also be the only guests. Then the barbecue will be lit and a freshly sizzled dinner will be served. Wine will be flowing, the music will fill the air and the crew will invite you to take part in a traditional sirtaki dance as the sun goes down.
As far as relaxing experiences go, few come close to this Kos catamaran cruise. Exclusively for small groups, there'll be plenty of space to spread out your towel and sunbathe as you sail across to the islands of Pserimos and Plati. Beaches are made for swimming here, so there'll be stops to dive in, too. What's more, it's all topped with a tasty lunch and drinks.
Leave the beach behind and head for the hills to the mountain village of Zia for the evening. Once you're dropped off, you'll have plenty of free time to wander around and admire the scenery. Bring your camera and find yourself the best viewpoint as the sun sinks behind the hills, and bag some locally made goodies like lace tablecloths, olive oil or sticky honey. You could check out the village's Byzantine church as well. Later, as darkness falls, pull up a pew in one of Zias tavernas for dinner. Some have rooftop terraces where you can soak up the view, while you eat dinner, just as the stars come out.
If there's one must-visit while you're in Kos, it's the volcanic island of Nisyros. Once you've docked in the harbour of Mandraki, the island's capital, you'll head to Nikia on the edge of the Stefanos crater. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of cobbled stoned lanes or find a spot near the crater's edge, where you can feel the heat. Afterwards, head back to Mandraki. Sugar-cubed houses stretch across this amphitheatre-shaped town, which is in the shadow of a medieval castle and the cliff-side monastery of Panagia Spiliani. There'll also be time to admire the town's balconied houses or have dinner in a taverna.
A spectacular sunset cruise around the coastline of Kos, this adults-only trip is all about relaxing in style. Exclusive to TUI Blue Oceanis guests, you'll board from the shores of the hotel's beachfront location and cast off to swim in the sea before catching a sunset you won't forget.Enjoying coastal views by the dozen, you can sit back, relax and catch those last few rays as you leave land behind. After a short cruise, we'll drop anchor for the chance to cool off with a swim in the sea.Dry off back on board and your skipper will position the boat in the best spot for uninterrupted views of the main event – a blazing sunset on the Aegean. Then, when the stars come out, you'll be able to enjoy drinks as you bob gently back to shore.
Sitting within touching distance of Turkey, Symi is a Dodecanese Island that offers a distinctly different experience – which makes a daytrip to the isle such a fascinating experience. On this full day tour, we'll take the ferry from Kos and discover this history-steeped island's laidback charm and must-see Panormitis Monastery.The adventure starts with a glide across the Aegean to Symi, complete with a drink on board. The first stop is in the southwest, at the vast Panormitis Monastery. It is famed for its Byzantine frescoes and icon of St Michael, but most of all for its location right on the water's edge. You'll also have free time to explore the site.Next, you'll sail for Symi town itself. The arrival into the harbour is a joy to behold – tiers of pastel-coloured houses pack the surrounding hillsides. You'll have some free time here to relax and wander around the charming surrounds of the harbour before sailing back to Kos.
Squeezed in between the ancient ruins left behind by the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras, Kos Town's harbour is fronted by an outstanding medieval castle. The island's capital is both stylish and atmospheric, and comes alive after dark. Fringed by cafés and beautiful boats, you could watch the sun dip down at a harbour-side bar and then enjoy dinner in one of the town's eateries. Or why not wander through the streets of the old town, lined with pretty lanterns and colourful bougainvillea. You'll have plenty of time to explore under your own steam and browse the boutiques and gift shops that stay open late.
If you're ready to ramp up the adrenaline levels, then hop aboard this full day 4x4 safari. You'll explore some of the island's highlights while taking the roads less-travelled. Bump along some hillside tracks, navigate winding roads and rev to reach panoramic points. Your driver-guide will be on hand to tell you all about Kos's flora and fauna and lead you away from the tourist spots to places only locals know about. And on your return, you can freshen up with a well-earned swim stop before returning to your hotel.
This tour is perfect to have an authentic hamam experience with a mud bath, exfoliation and foam massage in the Tigaki village of Kos.
Love fishing? Learn to fish the Greek way while spending a day with Captain Yiannis and his crew, sailing from Kefalos harbour to explore the Aegean islands. There'll be plenty of time to soak up the views and enjoy the sunshine as you cast out your lines and wait for a bite. After fishing, you'll sail to a secluded bay, where there'll be time to swim and relax while the crew fire up the barbecue to cook any fish you've caught. If you don't manage to reel one in, don't worry as there will still be plenty of barbecue food for everyone to enjoy.