Day trip

From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 32.26 per person

Visit the volcanic island of Nisyros and enjoy an adventure. Drive to the crater of the volcano and marvel at its strange lunar landscape. Stroll through Mandraki with its traditional tavernas.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
An email will be sent advising the meeting point and time for your hotel.


  • Explore Europe's largest volcanic crater up close
  • Experience unspoilt landscapes and traditional architecture
  • Stroll through the port of Mandraki
Full description
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.
  • Driver/guide on the bus
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Boat ticket
  • Entrance fee for the volcano (€3)
  • Bus transfer to the volcano in Nyssiros if chosen (€6)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 313 reviews

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Insanely great tour. What we liked best was visiting the volcano and entering the Stefanos crater. The town of Nisyros is very cute with many small streets and the view of the sea and the surrounding islands is priceless from the castle/monastery. Like Little Santorini. The time of 6 hours is calculated without travel time. So we had to reschedule something. The guide was very nice and gave us important information about the island with humor and competence. We definitely recommend the tour.

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September 26, 2022

What didn't work out so well was the communication with the pick-up. It was said that you get an email a day before, because of the exact pick-up time. That didn't work at all, I had to write to people to find out more. Then you still had a time window of 1 hour. A quarter of an hour before the end of the hour you got an email that you will be picked up in 10 minutes. Bus transfer does not cost 6 € per person, but 8 €..

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August 14, 2022

The tour was very well organized overall. 4 buses of the organizer were on the boat. On the island these were divided up again. Vulkan gave the hour time to visit everything. The time was even a bit long for the beautiful village. We quickly separated from the group and looked for a nice tavern with good food. The return trip was spectacular with strong waves. But the crew had everything under control at all times.

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 70498