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  • From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

    1. From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

    Depart from the port of Kardamena in Kos and take a 1-hour cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Upon arrival, transfer to a waiting bus that’ll take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to an informative guide along the way.

    Get information about the volcano and the history of the island. Then, feel the force of the lava rumbling deep beneath your feet as you enter the volcanic crater. See the bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, and imagine that you have landed on the moon.

    Return to the port and get the chance to wander around the town of Mandraki. After a short walk through the narrow streets of blue and white painted houses, visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, considered one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek Islands.

    Make your way back to town for some free time fo...

    We've had a great day! Only the boat we we're on had not the most comfortable seats..

  • From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

    2. From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

    Climb aboard at Kos for a boat tour to the fascinating volcanic island of Nisyros. Reach the picturesque harbor of the island after about an hour and discover the traditional way of life and authenticity of the island. The bus takes you up a winding road until you reach the largest accessible volcanic crater in Europe. On the way up you will see a rugged landscape with strange trees and shrubs on one side, while you enjoy the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding islands on the other. Once at the top admire the view of the active volcano crater – four kilometers in diameter – and look out onto a unique lunar landscape. In the afternoon stroll through the narrow streets of the port of Mandraki, enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the many traditional tavernas or visit the famous monastery. Be enchanted by the magic of the island.

    Visiting island and volcano - 5 stars. The way the tour is organized - 3 stars. These travelers staying and Kos city keep in mind that whole tour takes 10 hours as people are collected from various place which takes awfully lot of time. Extracting time in boat and bus which remains is 2.5 h free time in Nisyros plus 40 min for volcano. Compare these 10 hours with 3 hours

  • From Kos: Easy Hiking Tour on Nisyros Island

    3. From Kos: Easy Hiking Tour on Nisyros Island

    Enjoy an easy hiking tour of the stunning island of Nisyros. Start your walk at the Port of Mandraki of Nisyros after you arrive by boat from Kos. A short walk will bring you to the entrance to the path, and heads to the abandoned Windmill of Parthenis. Along this path, pass by spectacular viewpoints, old fields and traditional stone buildings surrounded by olive, acorn, prickly pear, fig and terebinth trees. The mill is just on the ridge above the village of Mandraki, an ideal place to rest, take pictures and admire the marvelous panoramic view of the famous Monastery of Panagia Spiliani.  Then, take the main path encircling the village which leads to the castle, the ancient wall of the island. Walk around the castle to discover the thick walls of dark volcanic stones, some of which are over three meters high. This point offers unique panoramic views towards Mandraki. At a short dista...

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What people are saying about Nisyros

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 413 reviews

I can absolutely recommend this tour. The bus arrived on time, shortly after departure it could no longer continue, but the guide had organized a new one in no time at all. The staff is super nice and helps with any questions. Nisyros is definitely worth a visit, you have a lot of time to yourself, and things go well on the island. The crater is also very impressive, even if there are no geysers or bubbling mud puddles (as described); the valley, the crater and also the smell of sulfur are very impressive.

It was a moment to saver. Tour was good and visited volcano site and villages. Tour guide was good and gave us and insight what the island is about. It was fiscinating to learn about village life. Important lesson for me is about churches everywhere. I think Greek people have got God with them given nature of country

Very well organised tour, easy pick up and drop off. Nisyros itself is absolutely beautiful and the guide was brilliant. Great day!

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Everything was very well organized and worked perfectly.