From Kos town one has the opportunity of leaving Greece completely. Bodrum on the shores of Turkey (ancient Alikarnassos) has a population of 35.000, who saw their little fish village being transformed to a resort of international caliber. Traditional tea, kebabs and Kazan ntipi are some the tastes one may savor during his shopping break. Of the many monuments, the castle stands outs, an imposing guardian on the ports facade built by the knights of Saint John, a twin to the fortress of Neratzia. One may reach Bodrum through small boats every morning and noon, taking one to two hours to reach their destination. The usual scheduled departures from the port are not the only means of reaching the outlying destinations. One might prefer one of the small boats offering food and drink on the trip, or visit Pserimos and Plati alternatively. For the more capricious, the option of renting a yacht is at all times available.