From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros
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- Duration: 6 hours
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
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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Easy booking, good description! Island and volcano really worth seeing. Boat in good shape and not overcrowded. The highlight was the tour guide Georgeos who explained and described everything very lovingly, funny and informative during the entire trip! Great family trip!
A great excursion. Well planned to the end. Knowledgeable tour guide. And the whole thing is very interesting. Big compliments to Peter our RL from Python Tours who carried out the trip.
Great guide, well structured. All in all great day. The point of criticism is the time, from the mentioned 6 hours, yesterday we came to 10 hours.
Very nice tour, everything was well planned and the information about the history etc was very interesting.
An eventful day and an island that is absolutely worth seeing and a geological highlight.