Day trip

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
Day trip

Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 39.85 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.

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


  • 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.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

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

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Der Guide war gut und sehr informativ um die Busfahrt mit seinem Wissen sehr kurzweilig zu gestalten. Die Stops waren an mancher Stelle etwas zu lang gewählt und dafür in den Ruinen von Asklepion zu kurz. Sicherlich ist der Eintritt von 8€ hier etwas hoch, aber es ist Interessant sich einen Eindruck von einem „Krankenhaus“ zu machen, welches so früh in der Größe entstanden ist.

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March 22, 2023

Super Tour. Der Reiseführer hat während der Busfahrt interessant erklärt. Man muss extra Geld einstecken für Eintrittskarten und Mittagessen. Die Taverne empfehle ich nicht. Essen war nichts besonderes. Ganzen Geschäfte die wir besucht haben waren ok, besonders die Windmühle.

March 22, 2023

Zunächst war die Kommunikation vorab sehr gut. Wir haben eine E-Mail mit genauer Abholzeit und dem Abholort bekommen. Unser Reiseführer ist ein Urgestein und wir hätten es besser vermutlich nicht treffen können. Die verfügbare Zeit an den Haltepunkten war für uns genau passend. Lediglich daneben ging die Tavernenempfehlung des Reiseführers, da wir 1 1/2 Stunden auf unser Essen warten mussten und die Rechnung im Endeffekt auch noch falsch war. Wir können die Tour auch Familien mit Kindern (ab 4 Jahren) empfehlen.

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 61523