Hiking on Kos: In the Footsteps of Hippocrates

Guided walking holiday in Greece

From € 775.- / 8 days
Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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  • Guided
Group of hikers walking through an evergreen forest Sandy path to a beach, meny steps in the sand Blue roofed building in a distant forest, a frame with evergreen branches
There isn’t a better way to experience Kos and explore its natural beauty than by getting out and about on your own feet. Hiking on our island is a feast for the senses. Feel the ocean breeze and hear the goat bells in the mountains. Smell the scent of wild herbs and enjoy Aegean views.

We will take you in the footsteps of Hippocrates, Greek Philosopher and Father of Medicine, who was born on our island of Kos. We will show you the Hippocrates museum, the Asklepion and much more of the beauty of Kos.
Hippocrates: “Walking is man’s best medicine.”

The hiking weeks are tailored for you to recharge. The beautiful beaches of Kos, delicious Greek food, 3 yoga sessions, a wonderful massage and the various possibilities for cycling and swimming will make your hiking holiday complete. At one of the evenings we will take you to Therma, This is a natural hot spring, which the Greeks themselves use to relax and enjoy.

Accommodation in Kos

The holidays take place in Greece, on the beautiful island of Kos. Our Zenzoí lifestyle hotel is a 5-minute walk to the clear blue Aegean sea, where you can swim and relax on the sandy beach.
Bedroom with twin beds
Hotel's swimmingpool
Garden table by a pool

From here you have a beautiful view and you can see the stunning sunset. The large pool invites you for a swim to start the day or to freshen up after a sunny day.

We are about 1,5 km from the center of Kos town. In the surroundings you’ll find the real Greek tavernas, where you can enjoy lunch in a local atmosphere and the wonderful hospitality of the Greeks.

A man relaxing in a hammock
Flower with hills in the background
The rooms have a bathroom, a veranda or balcony and Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. In the lush garden there are plenty of nice spots where you can read and relax in one of the hammocks. Or you take a dip in our large pool.

Walking in Kos

People walking on a path uphill
Hikers on a trail along a forest

You will explore Kos together with the group and make some fantastic hikes through beautiful, unspoiled nature. During the hikes you can unwind and enjoy the nature and scenic views. We will show you the beautiful places, and tell you all about what you encounter along the way.

The hikes take around three to four hours including breaks. If you have a basic fitness level and no serious knee injuries, you will be able to join on these hikes.

Itinerary

Panoramic view of an island
A view of a little town in the distance

Sunday: Enjoy a welcome drink and healthy snack and settle into your room. We start the week with a Yin yoga session to relax after traveling.

Monday: We will visit the Hippocrates museum, learning about his ideas. Followed by a hike into Tsoukalaria Forest where we will enjoy the most stunning views.

Tuesday: We take you on a hike through the mountains and we will end our route in Therma, The natural hot springs, which the Greeks themselves use to relax. While the sun goes down and the stars come out, it is wonderful to float in the warm water.

Wednesday: We will take you on a herbal walk. Kos is a natural paradise of rich plant life. Hippocrates used around 250 plants to treat ailments. You will enjoy a herbal tea at the church of Agios Panteleimon. The Yin Yoga session this late afternoon will help you to relax after your hikes.

A sign on a hiking trail
People in Thermal waters

Thursday: No guided activity is scheduled for today so you could go on a boat trip or enjoy a massage treatment or just do nothing. This evening is what we call ‘Kos by Night’. There will be no dinner served at the hotel which will give you the opportunity to enjoy a dinner out with the group.

Friday: A visit to Asklepion is scheduled. According to ancient Greek mythology Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. Asklepion was the place where healers were curing their patients and teaching others the art of healing. Hippocrates was taught and practised medicine in Asklepion on Kos. After our visit we hike up the bed of the Zeoula river, enjoying an en-route picnic.

Saturday: You start the morning with a yoga session at the beach. In the afternoon you will walk all the way up to Mount Dikeos and the beautiful village Zia from where you will enjoy a stunning sunset. Back at the hotel for a final dinner with your new friends.

Sunday: Join us for a sunrise meditation beach walk before breakfast and afterwards it is time to say goodbye.

Dates and Availability

Laurel tree along a walking trail
Beach on a sunset
These are the dates for 2021:

  • 16 May-23 May
  • 23 May-30 May
  • 30 May-06 Jun
  • 06 Jun-13 Jun
  • 13 Jun-20 Jun
  • 20 Jun-27 Jun
  • 27 Jun-04 Jul
  • 05 Sep-12 Sep
  • 12 Sep-19 Sep
  • 19 Sep-26 Sep
  • 26 Sep-03 Oct
  • 03 Oct-10 Oct
  • 10 Oct-17 Oct
  • 17 Oct-24 Oct
  • 24 Oct-31 Oct

Price per person sharing a twin room – €775.-
Price per person in a private room – €895.-

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    Holiday Type:

    Guided
    Walking Holiday


    Board Basis:

    Half Board

    Price:

    From € 775.- / 8 days
    Price per person based on 2 people sharing

    Features:

    • 1 One accommodation

    What's included:

    • 7 Nights accommodation
    • Daily healthy breakfast
    • 6 Dinners
    • Fresh juice in the morning,coffee, herbal tea and filtered water available all day
    • 6 Guided walks, including herbal walk
    • 3 Yoga sessions
    • Visit to Hippocrates museum
    • Visit to Asklepion
    • Visit to hot springs
    • Shuttle transfer from and to the airport

    NOT included:

    All other costs, including personal costs and travel insurance.

    Walking Grade:

    hills
    • Level terrain or hills
    • Easy walking
    hills and low mountains
    • Hills to low mountains
    • Easy to moderate walking

    Remarks:

    Tailor-made walking possible

    Best time to go:

    May – July
    September – mid November

    Contact Details:

    Hiking on Kos: In the Footsteps of Hippocrates, a Guided walking holiday in Greece by Hiking on Kos

    Contact: Mariëlla Sprado
    Telephone: +306940552090
    +31642276322

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    Languages spoken:

    English, Dutch and German

    Getting there:

    • Kos International Airport (25 km)
    • Kos Ferry Port (5 km)

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    Notes:

    We provide a free shuttle transfer from and to Kos airport. At taxi from the port to our location is €5.

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