Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore Kos, one of the most beautiful islands in the Dodecanese complex. With mountainous villages, endless sandy beaches and a strategic point for your private yacht charter, you cannot miss the chance to visit Kos and its unique coastline in the Aegean Sea. Kos has several picturesque marinas where you can find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some hand-picked suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without one if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Kalymnos or Leros. With the option to hire a motorboat you can visit multiple beaches along the coastline you desire with ease. You can also book a catamaran to throw a party, wedding event or for a corporate charter. Finally you can hire a luxury sailboat or gulet where you can visit Rhodes, Astypalaia and Bodrum in the most exciting island-hopping trips you can imagine.
Kos is located southeast of the Aegean Sea, opposite the Bodrum peninsula, and close to the Turkish coast. It is the second biggest island in the Dodecanese and has a natural beauty that is rich and lively. The city center in Kos houses an open-air museum where archeological objects and findings exist in a historic unfolding. The city beautifully combines modernity and ancient times in a blend. You will find beautiful parks, boulevards, and graceful public buildings. The island also has an active nightlife and luxury shops. Once you are on the island, explore Kos Town and its lively nightclubs, bars, and restaurants. If you want to visit some interesting cultural sites take your time to explore the historical artifacts and ruins. You will find the tree of Hippocrates, the father of medicine who had his home in the land. Go up to see the gigantic medieval castles that glorify Kos Town. The castle sits as a guard to the harbor's entrance, so it is impossible to miss. This is just a glimpse of the things you can do before you head to your yacht. Pick your preferred boat and discover every corner of the island, full of hidden surprises and unexpected beauties.
Kos boat trips will allow you to visit the south coast, still remote and inaccessible by land. You will enjoy visiting beaches like Magic Beach and Paradise Beach. These beaches are known for their cold refreshing waters, are organized and have arranged amenities for all travelers. When you move away from the beaches, you should visit the thermal springs deep in Agios Fokas, about 10 kilometers away from Kos Town. The thermal springs are pools of hot water surrounded by boulders with minerals loved for their healing properties. Take time to relax at the thermal springs after a busy day. Other great beaches to add to your Kos tours include the secluded beach of Limnionas, kamari, Kardamena and Marmari which can get a little crowded in summer. Your private yacht charter will offer you unique moments by the shore and you can simply enjoy swimming away from the crowds in the most secluded spots. Take your chance to visit the beach bars and taverns during your excursions in Kos.
Boat rentals in Kos are not limited to the island itself, When you are ready to bid goodbye to Kos, make your next stop at Kalymnos Island where you can opt for a quiet or busy setting. Pothia is a busy location on the island. It is also the main harbor on the island filled with sailing and fishing boats. Vathi Bay is a more quiet and serene environment. Kalymnos Island is paradise on earth and can mark a great one or two-day charter experience from Kos. Once you leave Kalymnos islands, it is a short trip to Leros island. The main port of Leros is Lakki, and it has an artistic feel of the 1930s. You will love the town and also the friendly people who will make the stay worth your while. You can visit several other islands, including the picture-perfect settlements and hilltop villages in Astypalaia. You can also visit the pilgrim destination Patmos, and take a tour of St John's monastery. Stopover at Symi and admire the neoclassical themed mansions. If you do not have the navigational notions, then we recommend you to hire a sailboat with a skipper. With a professional captain on board you will have no trouble with where to make crucial stops during your boating holiday in Greece. Some great destinations you may want to add during your island hopping trips in the Dodecanese complex, include Rhodes, Bodrum and Fethiye in Turkey where you will be able to experience the cultural contrast and create lifetime experiences.
Below we have some useful information on marinas, ports and Airports for your boat trips in Kos.
Kos Marina: Located one mile South-East from the old harbor and offers a berthing capacity for 250 yachts with excellent services. A great start for your island hopping trips in the Dodecanese islands, offering water and electricity supplies to all boats.
Kos Airport is 25km away from Kos Marina. With a car you can reach Kos town from the airport in just 30 minutes.
Port Mandraki, Nisyros: Has a berthing capacity for 60 vessels and is open all days of the week. A great stopover marina for our boat trips from Kos, protected shelter from winds, water and electricity supplies offered too.
Kardamena Port, Kos: A great port for your boat trips to Nisyros and Tilos. Offers exceptional shelter from winds and has nearby restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.
Kos Airport is 6.2km away from Kardamena ( 8min with a car).
Pothia Port, Kalymnos: For day trips from Kos, offers a great port with a curving 2km bay for boats to anchor. Pothia is also the largest town in Kalymnos and has old mansions, buildings and countless impressive churches. The beaches by the port are very popular for the locals.
Bay of Skala, Patmos: A great spot for sailboats and catamarans to anchor. Skala is the major town of Patmos and has all kinds of boating equipment, supplies and water and fuel for your yacht.
Ferry routes are available from Kos to Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Piraeus and Rhodes.
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