Kos & Kalymnos
Your 7 night island hopping itinerary
► Kos - 3 nights
Ferry to Kalymnos (45 - 60 minutes – departures daily)
► Kalymnos - 4 nights
Ferry to Kos (45 - 60 minutes – departures daily)
Prices from £559pp for departures in Summer 2021 from London Gatwick. All ferries and private car transfers between the ferry port and your hotel included. Available from mid May to the end of October and other UK regional airports are available.
Looking for great beaches? Eager to explore a large island packed with exciting attractions? Happy to chill out somewhere smaller but largely unspoilt by tourism? Want to be welcomed by a mermaid? Our Kos – Kalymnos short-hop package is what you want. Both islands have fabulous beaches and water sports, such as windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Kos, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece, is large enough to cater for party people and those seeking a more sedate taste of Greek life. Kalymnos, half an hour away by ferry, is perfect for those who want to get away from the holiday crowds.
Kos first. The harbour in Kos Town greets you with bobbing yachts and multi-coloured fishing boats. The streets are full of lively cafes, bars, shops and even a medieval knights’ castle. This family-friendly island has one of the biggest water parks in Greece and its varied history means that ancient ruins mingle with the ice cream parlours and tavernas. It’s great for cyclists. It’s as easy to hire a bike as a car to explore an island with masses to see and do. Look for Hippocrates’ plane tree, a great picture opportunity of an ancient tree. But is it really the one the Father of Medicine sat under 2,400 years ago?
Kalymnos colourful main town, Pothia, clusters around a picturesque harbour. The island was once the sponge-diving centre of Greece. Now rugged mountains attract rock climbers from around the world. Hiking and scuba diving are also popular. But many choose to take life easy and enjoy the quiet beaches, pretty villages and scenic countryside packed into the beautiful, 12-mile long island. And the mermaid? She’s a large bronze statue in Pothia harbour.
Customise your trip
Denise Apartments ★★★
- Located in Psalidi
- Swimming pool with separate children's pool
- 5 minute walk to beach, with shops, bars and nightlife nearby
Imperial Hotel ★★★
- Located close to Kos Town
- A short walk from sand and pebble beach
- Close to bars and restaurants
Labranda Marine Aquapark Resort ★★★★
- Located in Tingaki
- Great for families
- Aqua Park, Spa and activities galore
Normas Village ★★★
- A few minutes walk to the beach and main square
- Swimming pool as well as a pool for children
- Mountain views
Plaza Hotel Kalymnos ★★★
- Minutes from the sea
- Walking distance to restaurants, taverns and shops
- Swimming pool and childrens pool
Philoxenia Hotel ★★★
- Family run hotel
- Views overlooking the ocean
- Swimming pool