Day trip excursion to Bodrum from Kos
In only 50 minutes from the port of Kos, you have the chance to visit another country, another continent. Bodrum is ancient Halicarnassus, one of the most important cities of antiquity. Here is where Herodotus, the Father of History, was born.
The first image of the port will steal your heart. White houses built amphitheatrically, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world compose your first impression.
After ID or passport control at the customs, a tour guide will guide you through the history of the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. A city tour includes an introduction to significant sights, such as the Windmills and the ancient Greek Theatre of 13000 seats, an introduction to local cuisine and traditional local products and if you like shopping, there will be a shortstop for that, too. The tour lasts for about an hour, is in English, free of charge, not compulsory and does not include admission in any of the archaeological sites. After the tour, you are free to get to know the city, as you choose, until departure time (about 15.30).
The Castle is worth visiting and you should spend time in the Museum of Underwater Antiquities there, where you can find the biggest collection of amphorae in the world and impressive shipwrecks. Do not miss any of the four Castle Towers, German, English, French and Gatineau, each has something unique to offer you apart from the magnificent view.
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is also worth visiting. You will only see ruins but you can take pride in witnessing one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
If you are not antiquity lovers, take a stroll through the city “sokaks” (small streets), get to know the local cuisine, have a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, try “kebab” and other traditional “mezedes” and if you have a sweet tooth, Kazandibi, one of the most popular Turkish delights, will excite you.
A really big bazaar awaits you if you like walking, crowds and bargaining for a better price. You can find anything imaginable there, from all kinds of souvenirs, folk art and crafts to clothing and food. Experience intense scents and images at the stalls with flavourings and spices. You will find it hard to resist buying something but beware of clothing brands, as they may seem cheap but not necessarily genuine. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English.
After all this intense wandering around the city, you will need some relaxation. If you have the time, an authentic oriental hamam bath, near the bus station, awaits you for a full package of relaxation, wellness and fun which includes sauna, scrub, hamam and body massage among other services.
As the heat in Bodrum can be insufferable in summer, do not forget a bottle of water and wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes.
Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Required travel documents for a day trip excursion to Bodrum
Citizens with a national ID card from the countries of Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Greece do not need to have their passport with them because they can travel only with their national ID card.
For citizens of all other countries, requires a passport. Travelers with a one-day visit to Turkey do not need Visa.
In addition to their own valid passport or ID card, all minors children(0-18y. old) travelling:
- alone; or
- with adults who are not their legal guardian; or
- with only one parent
need an extra (official) document signed by their parents, second parent or legal guardian(s) authorising them to travel.
Pickup from your hotel. Meeting point and the exact pickup time will be advised on your excursion voucher.
Departure from Kos Port.
Arrival at the port of Bodrum.
Departure from Bodrum Port.
Arrival at Kos port
Returns to the original departure point.
- Transfer from your hotel to Kos Port and back
- Tickets for round-trip ferry or catamaran
- Local Escort
- All Vat & Taxes.
- Personal expenses (food, drinks, souvenirs, etc.)
- Instant confirmation
- Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
J'ai réalisé 2 excursions avec kos4all, une pour Bodrum et une pour Nisyros. Nous étions 5 personnes dont une personne à mobilité réduite. Nous avons eu une navette adaptée, confortable, tout s'est très bien passé. Merci au chauffeur qui nous a attendu quand nous étions bloqués à la douane de Kos. Je recommande cette agence, très réactive également à nos questions sur Facebook ou par mails.