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hi there

just wondering if anyone can recomend any excursions in kos town?

do they have animal parks, water parks?

i have read that the sunset meal is a must and also the trip to turkey. how much would these cost? is it cheaper to book at the harbour rather than a rep?

thanks for your help

getting excited now!!!

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1. Re: excursions?????

Hi there

There's waterpark close to the resort of Mastihari - there are regular buses that stop close by from Kos Town. Most folk take one of the all day island trips from Kos Town - there's the three island trip which takes in Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati or the trip to the volcanic island of Nissyros.

You can take the hydrofoil across to Bodrum but it is expensive and to be honest, the last time we went across, we were hassled so much by local shopkeepers thjat we decided we would never go over again. But that's your call naturally.

Any excursions should be booked locally rather than through the reps - typically, thery are 20% cheaper and you end up on the same boat/coach as those who have payed a lot more for the privilege. As far as the island trips are concerned, all the boats tie up along the harbour in Kos Town each evening - choose the one you like the look off ( there are loads to choose from), book with the skipper and he will give you a ticket . Most depart around 9.30-10am and return to Kos Town between 5 and 6pm.

Other sights on the island include the Asfendiou villages, the ruined Knights' castle at Andimahia, the Asklepion, Platani Turkish village and Embros Thermae hot springs. There's a "Happy Train" which goes from Kos Town to the Asklepion and I'm sure there will be coach excursions to all the other places too.

Great aspect of Kos is that there is relly just the one main road linking Kos Town to the far south and you can drive the length of the island in a hour. A car would work out cheaper than excursions if there are 2 or more in your group, even taking fuel cost into account.

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If you want to get away from the commercialised "sunset meal" thing, then make your way to Mastihari for around 19.30, choose a taverna at the harbour or beach front, any will be good, and wait for sunset at around 20.00 depending on time of season. I know it is stunning from Zia, but try it from Mastihari one evening. OK you would need a cab back, if you don't have a car, but for roughly the same cost you could rent a studio for a night, there is always availability somewhere.

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It's definitely better to book the excursions down at the marina, just go down and have a walk round and see it all, you will get the very hard sell, but you can always say no and get an idea of what the costs will be and what the options are.

We went to Bodrum, but I wouldn't really recommend it too highly. The only enjoyable bit was haggling in the market there, which was a real experience!

The best trip we took was to the volcano at Nysiros. Was a great experience, you get a bus ride into the centre of the volcano, and can even walk down onto the surface. Be prepared for an interesting smell! There is not much else on the island, although we did have some amazing chicken in a restaurant right on the sea.

The water park is good, kids would love it, but there are lots of exciting rides for adults. We did not come across an animal park.

Sorry, can't remember any prices, but none of the trips were particularly expensive, maybe £20 at most.

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