In only 20 – 30 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, you are free to get to know the city, as you choose, until departure time (about 15.30). You can visit the famous Castle that was built by the Knights of St. John and walk through the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. Bodrum offers significant and marveling sights, such as the Windmills and the ancient Greek Theatre of 13000 seats.
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 flavorings and spices. You will find it hard to resist buying something but beware of clothing brands, as they may seem cheap but are 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) traveling:
need an extra (official) document signed by their parents, second parent, or legal guardian(s) authorizing them to travel.
Pick up from your hotel.
The 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.
Highly recommended, we forgot passports and driver took us back to get them and back to the port so we wouldn't miss our ferry and was prompt and friendly
Me and my husband we have had today transfer from our hotel to the Kos ferryboat and back. And we've enjoyed one of our best trips ever with a very kind, professional, open minded and helpfull driver. Everything has been... read moreperfect organized.
I highly recommend this agency, it's super! ????? We booked 3 day trips ( 3 island cruise, Nisyros and Bodrum) it all was fantastic! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️
Booked to go to Bodrum for the day while staying at the Aeolos Beach Hotel. Very professional, on time pick ups there and back and very organised. Sorted our tickets for the ferry and we really enjoyed our day trip... read morein Bodrum. Would not hesitate to book with Kos4all again. Thank you.
Booked a day trip to Bodrum and got an instant reply back. The driver was on time and very professional with his Mercedes executive minibus that was exceptionally clean and comfy. Also booked a visit to the Island of Nisyros... read moreagain very well organised and a great day out, can’t recommend Kos4all enough
Booked a day trip to Bodrum and it was very easy to do. Got an instant reply back. Was contacted straight away when the pick up time from our hotel had changed. The driver was on time and very professional.... read moreThe Mercedes executive minibus was exceptionally clean and comfy. Have booked to go to visit the Island of Nisyros with them next week.
We used this company as they did a pick up from Mastichari for the Bodrum trip. They got back to me quickly when I messaged them, there was a problem with the ferry for the day we booked but they... read moregot in touch as soon as they knew and offered us a change of date or a refund. We rebooked and the trip went smoothly, the transfer arrived on time and was a lovely driver. All very seamless, would definitely use them again.
Kos to Bodrum one day trip, well organised, highly recommended
Pick up was excellent so was the trip. The only thing we found that we couldn't do the free tou r as we couldn't find meeting point. It would be more helpful if someone was available to show... read morepeople where to go or even better if they met you at Passport Control.
Simply excellent. Punctual, quick, friendly, clear and not expensive. Highly recommended for all those who want to go to Bodrum from Kos.
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... read morea 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.
We booked a day trip to Bodrum. Very professional you don’t need to worry about anything. Highly recommended
I strongly recommend this company Exceptional service and very professional staff Do not hesitate to book here