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

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.

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What people are saying about Nisyros

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 782 reviews

Très beaux moments. Beau bateau, équipage agréable. Le timing est toutefois chronométré. Cela donne envie de revenir sur l’île par ses propres moyens, pour rester plus longtemps dans la ville principale, et découvrir le bord de côte volcanique. La découverte du volcan, les odeurs souffrées, et la Caldeira sont incroyables. Nous étions 5 et avons passé une formidable journée!

Very great organization! Transfer is on time! There is enough time to visit the volcano and the island. Delicious food (Greek) was recommended to us by travel companions! Everything was great! Only to recommend!

Very beautiful trip. Everything was perfect, except of hot temperatures. I recommend you to go on this trip if you’re on Kos!

It was a very interesting excursion to the beautiful island of Nisyros. I can recommend this excursion.

Alles goed geregeld! Was allemaal duidelijk en het was zeker de moeite waard!