Ancient Structures, Rich History, And Beautiful Beaches
Part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Kos is one of Greece’s most beautiful and popular islands. Its coastline stretches 112 kilometres. Sandy beaches and rich history are its greatest appeal.
Tendering along the water on a yacht charter of Kos, travellers are stunned by the blend of spectacular natural beauty and, by its side, ancient structures from the time when Homer first wrote his Iliad. A contingent of Kos fighters, the mythology says, fought the Greeks in the Trojan war. Even the ancient Romans wrote mythology about Kos, said to have once been visited by Hercules.
Originally colonised by the Carians and later invaded by the Dorians in the 11th century BC, who bought with them settlers from Epidaurus, Kos has a rich, eclectic history with influences from both East and West. It is today famous for its wine and silk manufacturing.
Must-do Activities While Yacht Chartering In Kos
Kos relies on tourism as its main industry. As a result, there is something here for everyone, from backpackers to seekers of more luxurious travel experiences. One place that’s home to everyone, however, is Kos Town. This is the cultural and tourism hub of the island. The port is here, so it will be in close proximity to your private yacht charter in Kos. At least once, we recommend taking some time to wander the whitewashed buildings and soak in the buzz of the bars, restaurants, boutiques and lively streets.
Out of the main hustle and bustle, the must-do Kos activities are:
Explore The Best Beaches
Kos is known for its beaches. On a boat charter of Kos, a thorough exploration of the best spots is an absolute must. On your yacht, you can enjoy the option to simply sit on the deck and watch the view from the boat or drop anchor at the best spots to dip in the sea and head onshore for a bite to eat at one of the many beachside tavernas and restaurants.
Thermes beach: 12km south of Kos Town, Thermes is a pebble beach in a small cove with hot water, surrounded by huge rocks. It’s not soft sand, but it is beautiful and warm with a beauty unlike any other place on the island.
Kefalos beach: 40km southwest of Kos Town, Kefalos is a long, sandy cove that attracts families and watersport enthusiasts. It’s the perfect place to try your hand at windsurfing or pull out the jet skis from your Kos yacht charter. At the entrance to this cove is Kastri islet, offering a picturesque backdrop to the location.
Psalidi beach: 3km southeast of Kos Town, Psalidi is a popular beach with a great array of beach bars and a diving club for those who want to snorkel or dive off the coast. It’s also another great spot for other watersports.
Visit The Ancient Sites
Your boat charter of Kos will naturally pass by a number of huge, historically important ancient sites. The most impressive, in our opinion, are:
- Sanctuary of Asclepius (Asklepieion)
- Ancient Agora
- Venetian Castle (Kos Town)
- Fortress in Antimachia.
Go Inland To The Islands Sweetest Village
Take a half-day off the water and venture inland to the quaint village of Zia. Perched high, Zia has spectacular views of the island. It’s lush and green, a breath of fresh air after a day in the beaming summer sun.
Skip Across To Bodrum, Turkey
While you’re so close to the Turkish coast, it would be a shame not to take your charter of Kos across the Aegean and stop for a day at the gorgeous tourist resort town of Bodrum, Turkey. This town is stunningly beautiful. You can delight in traditional Turkish cuisine and learn about the history between these two locations.
What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In Kos With Ahoy Club
Ahoy Club simplifies the booking experience to find your perfect yacht charter to Kos, with minimal planning and hassle on your part. No compromising your luxuries, just working with the world’s leading booking technology and hands-on experts to turn your desires into a reality in a matter of minutes.
Ahoy Club’s proprietary software helps you to quickly identify the particular criteria you want from your yacht charter to Kos. Working with that criteria, you are paired with only the boats that match those needs. Your perfect vessel can then be booked in an instant, and it’s over to your personal Customer Experience Manager to help finesse your itinerary for a holiday you’ll never forget. Your CEM is your liaison with your captain. They can make recommendations and bookings, and ensure that the entire trip runs smoothly, so you don’t have to lift a finger.