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If we were to stay about half an hours walk from Kos town what excursions could we get from Kos for the buses and maybe boat trips ie nice villages or places with nice little harbours etc

We havnt made our minds up as yet if anyone can also help us as to where we could stay we are a couple of 60 year olds we like nice walks places to visit on buses.A bit of night life similar to Rethymnon and Ag Nik in Crete, Skiathos town

What is the place that is full of young ones so that we know where to avoid.

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Hi there

Kos is small enough that you can see the island's top sights easily within a week. A car would be best of course as you can then do things at your pace rather than relying on buses or spending out each day on organised trips.

Top sights around Kos Town are the Old Town itself - the Defterder Mosque, Hippocrates plane tree, museums, old city walls, the Asklepion ( site of Hippocrates' first teaching hopsital and the old Turkish village at Platani ( almost adjacent to the Asklepion). I'm sure there's a "Happy Train" that runs from Kos Town out to the Asklepion.

Around Kos Town, definately see the hot springs at Embros Thermae, just south of Agios Fokas - town buses run to here several times per day.

Other sights include the old castle at Andimahia ( close to the airport), the Asfendiou villages ( Zia is the prettiest but also the busiest) and if you don't mind a walk, the remains of Astypalea, the island's old capital prior to being invaded, which is on the far southern peninsula beyond Kefalos and Agios Stefanos. There's also a tiny islet in the bay at Agios Stefanos, with a small chapel on it which you can swim to, or sometimes even wade across to.

Boat trips depart primarily from Kos Town, there's the trip to Nissyros and then the Three Island trip which takes in Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati. Both are all day trips, they leave Kos Town around 9.30am and get back around 6pm. The trips cost about €25 per person for which you get a barbecue lunch, plus time ashore in each island. The tour boats tie up each evening, usually 20 at least of them, so take a stroll, find one you like the look of, book your places that evening, and turn up the following morning

Kardemena is the party resort on Kos, not a particularly authentic Greek experience. Kos Town is quite lievly but the serious nightlife is centred around two parallel streets and is easy to avoid.

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For boat trips there are also options for Bodrum (Turkey - the ancient Halikarnassos, and site of the mausoleum), as well as for the neighbouring Leros and Patmos to the north.

http://www.12ne.gr/en/

For an idea of Kos ancient sites and museum - here is an album:

http://tinyurl.com/crxhs2

Kos Town

http://tinyurl.com/l3sf8r

A trip around the island

http://tinyurl.com/kl9qnj

Edited: 3:47 am, December 29, 2010
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Hi we have stayed in Kos Town a few times now, and would recommend it as an early or late season destination if you want it to be a bit quieter.The weather is usually still hot but there are not many of the party types about. There is an excellent bus service from the bus station (!) in the town going to most places on the island, The hotel we usually stay at is the Kos Aktis which is very well placed for getting about in the town and has the advantage of good views across to Turkey. We like both Ag Nik and Rethymnon and would liken Kos Town to a mini Rhodes Town. I think the place you are wanting to avoid is probably Kardamena but I doubt it would be a problem early or late season.

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Thankyou for your help |I have booked a weeks holiday in late June staying in Nirides Hotel about 30 minutes walk from Kos town, Ihope I like it I was a bit rash last night and booked it, not done a lot of research on it so hope it is ok.where can you go to by bus from Kos town please?

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Hi again

Here's a link to Kos' bus services.

www.kosisland.info/usi_bus_schedules.php

Edited: 5:50 am, January 04, 2011
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Apologies, that link isn't working just now, try this one instead...

www.mastihari-uncovered.com/bustimes.htm

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Thankyou

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