Although it may be small, the Greek island of Kos is packed with plenty of things to see and do. With its turquoise waters, sandy beaches and friendly locals, there is no shortage of reasons to add Kos to your travel list. And if you're looking for a little island hopping, there are three nearby islands that are definitely worth exploring. So whether you're looking for a relaxing beach day or an adventure-filled excursion, be sure to check out these four nearby islands while in Kos!

Take a day trip to the island of Nisyros for some volcanic exploring!


For adventurers looking for an unforgettable day trip experience, a visit to the volcanic island of Nisyros is just what you need! Located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, this small rocky island has many geothermal attractions that are sure to amaze. From picturesque shorelines to mysterious underground caves, Steam Valley and Nisyros Caldera provide stunning views and exciting activities. Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying some of the delicious specialties available at restaurants or traditional bakeries. For a truly unique experience, take a boat tour around the island and witness up close the eruption of hot streams from active boiling fumaroles. A visit to this beautiful volcanic island will satisfy your cravings for adventure and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Visit the island of Kalymnos for world-renowned sponge diving and delicious seafood!

Kalymnos, the small Greek island found in the Aegean Sea, is known for its unparalleled sponge diving and delectable seafood. This sun-drenched island has experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years as travelers flock from far and wide to explore its clear waters and marvel at its unique beauty. Each day, traditional sponge boats dot the horizon as they go out on their daily dives to harvest sponges of all sizes and shapes. In the evening, you can treat yourself to succulent grilled seafood paired with plenty of wine at one of Kalymnos' many sea-front tavernas. Whether exploring the crystal-clear waters or simply lounging on one of the many beaches, Kalymnos is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Pay a visit to the isle of Plati to see the heaven on earth.

If you're looking for a heavenly getaway, look no further than the isle of Plati. With beautiful crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, it's no surprise that this island paradise has gained such a reputation as "heaven on earth." Whether you want to spend your days relaxing by the shore or exploring lush villages and landscapes, there's something to do here for everyone. The isle of Plati has been called a treasure trove filled with stunning views, charming restaurants and bars, and historic sights to explore. Take a step back from your daily routine to find solace in nature––it's truly hard to beat the refreshing vibes of Plati!

Admire the untouched beautiful Pserimos island!

If you are looking for a paradise that is relatively untouched, the Greek Island of Psarimos offers both beauty and silence. Surrounded by majestic cliffs, crystal-clear blue waters, and plenty of sand to sink your toes into, this hidden oasis is the perfect escape from reality. Although it's small size limits the presence of luxurious resorts or fancy restaurants, Psarimos has plenty of natural attractions and activities to explore. Take in the breathtaking views as you hike up to one of its highest peaks or snorkel in its turquoise waters while admiring colorful sea creatures. Whether you're looking for an adventure or tranquil relaxation, Psarimos will not disappoint!

One day trip from Kos to visit them all

All the above islands are in breath distance from Kos and can be visited in one day (at least most of them). If you want to have more time to explore each one of them you can  consider staying overnight one of the islands.

A day trip to visit all these incredible places can be arranged either by ferry or private boat. The easiest option is getting a ferry from Kos Town and starting your journey with Kalymnos, Plati and finishing in Psarimos. It's also possible to arrange  a private boat tour, so you don't have to worry about ferry schedules.

Either way, this one-day trip is a great opportunity to visit four amazing islands while avoiding the stress of planning multiple transfers and trips. Enjoy the unique beauty of each island and create memories that will last forever!

From Kos Boat Trip with 38€

  • Enjoy a cruise on pirate-style boat
  • Relax on board or swim in the crystal clear waters of the sea
  • Feast on a delicious BBQ lunch on the boat
  • Discover the 3 beautiful islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos and Plati

From Kos Boat Trip with 30€

  • Explore 3 small islands near Kos and swim in crystal-clear waters on a boat trip
  • Look at the fjords, rugged cliffs, and coves of Vathi on the island of Kalymnos
  • Sunbathe on the deck while listening to soft music or dive into the sea at Plati
  • Cruise past fish farms and try to spot wild dolphins jumping out of the water
  • Enjoy a delicious Greek buffet lunch onboard with vegetarian options available