Nisyros
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From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

1. 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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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Nisyros

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 282 reviews

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.