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Aegean Cruise with Lunch on Kalymnos Island
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Aegean Cruise with Lunch on Kalymnos Island

How does spending a day soaking up the sunshine, swimming and perhaps a spot of lunch sound? Perfect is what we're guessing. On this Aegean cruise around northern Kos there'll be swim stops, tanning time and a visit to 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 option has spaghetti with tomato sauce and Greek salad. All you need to do is organize your sun lotion and a good book – bliss.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Zia by Night
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Zia by Night

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Family Day Trip to Paradise Beach
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Family Day Trip to Paradise Beach

Kos has its fair share of great beaches but Paradise Beach in the south tops them all. With its crystal clear waters and fine golden sand it is easy to see how it earned its name. And if you just want to chill – swim in the shallow waters and notice the volcanic bubbles which rise from the seabed creating a natural hot tub. Or head for the watersports where you can try your hand at wakeboarding, take a trip out on a jet-ski or laugh as you try stay on a towed inflatable. You'll be dropped off mid-morning so you can spend the afternoon in your very own paradise before being taken back to your hotels.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Kos Town by Night
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Kos Town by Night

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.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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4x4 Safari Adventure
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4x4 Safari Adventure

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Adults-only Cruise in the Aegean
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Adults-only Cruise in the Aegean

Combining the best of island hopping, sunbathing and snorkelling, this full day adult-only Aegean cruise is the winning ticket. Setting sail into an expanse of bluer-than-blue seas, you'll soon reach the island of Pserimos where beautiful beaches are made for swimming. You can visit the church before joining your captain back on board to glide on over to the pretty port of Kalymnos for some exploring. Then it's on to an island taverna for lunch. And before we make our way back, there's one last stop in Pserimos for a swim. Expect pristine beaches, plenty of chill-out time and a healthy dose of exploration.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Kos Small Group Sailing Tour
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Kos Small Group Sailing Tour

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Kos Small Group Sailing Tour Ticket Only
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Kos Small Group Sailing Tour Ticket Only

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Greek Night
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Greek Night

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Bodrum Day Trip
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Bodrum Day Trip

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.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
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Pirates of Kos
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Pirates of Kos

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.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros
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Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

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.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
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