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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

From US$ 33.67 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.

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Duration 8 hours
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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
  • Transport to the port at Kardamena
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee for the volcano (3€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 364 reviews

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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

October 24, 2021

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.

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September 28, 2021

The activity is very well organized, between the recovery at the hotel, the boat, on the island and the return, nickel! The island of nysiros is cute and there is more than enough free time to visit it, swim and eat before going to see the volcano (paying € 3). Visiting the monastery is a scam, 2 € to enter and see 2 prayer rooms even if the view from above is superb. The return transfer is long because the bus serves a lot of hotels (much more than one way).

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August 27, 2021

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