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
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.
Walking in Kos
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.
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.
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
- 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.-
Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.