There is so much to see and do on Kos
Whatever you are interested in, you will find something to enjoy.
There are lots of beautiful beaches. Those on the south side are crystal clear and clean. Kamari Bay, Paradise Beach, Camel, Markos, Sunny and Magic Beaches all have beautiful soft sand, sunbeds for hire and tavernas nearby for refreshments. These beaches are also great for snorkelling and watersports (jet ski, parascending, ringos, water skiing etc). The beaches on the north coast are generally shallower (and therefore slightly warmer) but do tend to be windier (because of the prevailing north wind) and therefore have some seaweed.
There are boat trips to the neighbouring islands (Kalymnos, Nissyros, Pserimos) as well as day trips to Turkey (Bodrum) which is great for retail therapy. Nissyros is the volcanic island you can see from The Tower House. This is definitely worth a visit as you can go right inside the crater. James Bond fans may be interested to know that some of Goldfinger was filmed here!
There is a lot of history and antiquity on Kos. Hippocrates, the first Father of Medicine was born here (remember the Hippocratic Oath that doctors take, even today?) The Asklepion is the first “hospital” of the world, a huge and impressive historic site which enjoys fantastic views across to Turkey. The pillars of the ancient Agora, the Odeon, Hippocrates Tree, and castles of Knights of St John are also worth visiting.
Greece is a great honey producer. Not far from The Tower House you can visit a working honey factory and do tastings. We also have a number of vineyards, offering wine tastings.
If you have the energy there are lots of great walks to monasteries, to the White Rock Cave (where a skeleton of a neolithic man was discovered), to the summit of the islands mountain, Oros Dikeos, or more gentle walks around Zia, a beautiful and colourful mountain village.
A friend of ours owns an excursions office and she will be delighted to help you organise days out to suit your whole group.