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Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

1. Kos: Island Tour to Asklepieion and Zia

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.

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What people are saying about Asklepion

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 110 reviews

The tour was beautiful, the guide, an older man, was very nice and could tell a lot about Greece and Kos and their history. The guide's German was also very good, but of course with an accent. The time between the stations was also perfectly fine, enough time to look at everything.

It would have been interesting to make a stop in Kefalos to get to know this beautiful dreamy place better. Instead, honey production could have been omitted. But otherwise a successful excursion to many participants, unfortunately.

Highly recommended! The guide explained us the history of Kos in perfectly German and for lunch brought us to a tasteful local restaurant for small money, really appreciated. My family and me have enjoyed the tour very much!

Very nice and informative day trip. Our guide Georg knew a lot and had a lot to tell. And in perfect German. You get a good overview of the island. I would book the trip again at any time.

nice, sunny day, comfortable bus, not to crowded. great guide, with a lot of knowladge. the day just flew by