Swim in the Volcanic Water
Paradise beach is one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever visit, and no only this but you’ll also figure out why it’s often called Bubble Beach if you swim out to the right spot. In part of the water there’s naturally occurring bubbles caused by volcanic gases which literally feel like you’re in a hot tub in the middle of the ocean.
Inflatable Water Park
While you’re at Bubble Beach walk a few minutes to the left of the volcanic bubbles and you’ll see a huge inflatable water park in the ocean. As long as you’re not afraid of falling off then get on the inflatable trampolines, slides, hamster wheels, climbing walls and more. And don’t make the same mistake I did and wear your sunglasses, they will get lost in the ocean after you go down a slide
The Live Volcano
After a short boat or bus ride you’ll reach the volcanic island of Nisyros. Aside from this being a breath-taking island, it’s home to a live volcano where you can actually walk on the crater floor. Even though it has been inactive for around 16,000 years you can still feel the heat and see the steam as you walk over it which makes it definitely worth visiting.
Hiking is such an amazing way to explore the island properly and with so many trails to follow you won’t run out of routes. My personal favourite was seeing the beautiful views after hiking to the Christos Chapel on Mount Dikeos. If I could go again I would definitely pick the hike that goes all the way to the Byzantine castle and the summit of Psoriaris. Watching the sunset from up there would be incredible.
I LOVE water sports and Kos has so many! There’s literally something everyone would enjoy, from a relaxing pedalo to extreme water sports. I spent the morning on a pedalo with my friends having breakfast one day and then I was up in the air paragliding in the afternoon! It’s not as scary as you might think and it’s so cheap compared to other places so you need to try it, even if you just do it to see the views.
The water in Kos is perfect for snorkelling because it’s so clear that you’re able to see and explore so much in the ocean. If your budget can stretch to it then it’s amazing to be so close to the different kinds of fish and see things you’ve never seen before.
Take a Trip to Kos Town
Only a short journey away you’ll reach Kos Town which is full of culture and history. You can easily spend the whole day here just wandering the quaint, cobbled streets and taking it all in. It’s a nice change from the other parts of the island and has lots of traditional shops (as well as lots of touristy shops) to see another side of Kos that isn’t just a beach.
Explore the History of Kos
Ancient Greek sights are everywhere in Kos, especially in Kos Town. There’s everything from castles, amphitheatres, and sculptures to discover and let yourself be immersed into their history. The famous Tree of Hippocrates can also be found there where it’s said that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, taught his students and conveyed his wisdom of medicine to the world.
And Of Course…the Food!
You can’t go to Greece and not try any traditional food! Greek cuisine is like no other in my opinion, so spend your evenings in one of the many Greek taverns and restaurants and try some traditional dishes like Dolma and Gyros or even Kokoretsi if you’re brave enough to try lamb intestines!
Top Tips in Kos
- Beware the stray cats- they’re everywhere! Everycorner you turn you’ll find another group of stray cats purring at your heelsfor food and attention.
- If you’re going for clubbing and amazingnightlife, don’t bother. Kos is definitely more chilled so if you prefer therelaxed bar scene then you will like it here.
- The sand in the sea of some of the beaches isreally rocky so be careful- I cut up my foot and knee on the very first day!
- And on the topic of beaches, there’s both pebbly and sandy beaches so just keep walking along the coastline to find sand if that’s what you’re after.
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