Day trip

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Activity provider:Kos Activities
Day trip

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Activity provider:Kos Activities

From US$ 32.14 per person

Enter a volcanic crater on Nisyros & experience lava rumbling beneath your feet. Stroll the streets of Mandraki & visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Kos Town, Psalidi, Lampi, Tigaki, Marmari, Mastichari, and Kardamena


  • Walk inside the crater of a volcano
  • Explore the town of Mandraki
  • Go to one of the most beautiful monasteries of the Greek Islands at Panagia Spiliani
Full description

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 for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (not available from the Kefalos Area)
  • Transportation to the port at Kardamena
  • Ferry ticket to Nisyros
  • Transportation to volcano crater
  • Bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee for the volcano (3€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • High protection factor sunscreen is recommended
  • Summer clothing, comfortable shoes and hat is also recommended
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 776 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience, very good value for what we received. We were picked up on time and informed about our pick-up via Whatsapp. The whole group was divided in English and German speaking and we even had a German guide. We had 50 mins at the Volcano and enough time to explore the crater. With the smells and heat you don’t want to spend much more time there anyway 😅 The walk through Mandraki was nice, too and boat ride was also well organized.

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May 31, 2023

Really enjoyable trip. Excellent communication beforehand and pick-up was on time. Clear guidance regarding where to go and who to follow for the tour in different languages. Easy card system for counting people on and off buses and boats. Good length of time at the volcano and information given about the surrounding area throughout the coach trip. Brief walking tour from the harbour to the square with recommendations for where to buy ice cream/ Greek products and meals. Mandraki is nice to stroll around and there is a nice beach with hot springs around the coastal path. Also a monastery, archaeological museum and volcano museum. Clear instructions at every stage of the trip and excellent service all round. It is obviously hot around the volcano but windy and chilly on the boat. Best to bring layers.

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May 5, 2023

We were a group of 7 attending this activity . The weather on the day was really sunny with no wind making the experience excellent. The trip, the transfer and overall experience was pretty good . We enjoyed the day visiting the abandoned village and the volcano. Highly recommended this trip and is a must when visiting Kos

October 23, 2022

Product ID: 55537