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From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

From Kos: Boat Tour to the Volcanic Island of Nisyros

From US$ 35.16 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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  • 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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4.4 /5

based on 251 reviews

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Visiting island and volcano - 5 stars. The way the tour is organized - 3 stars. These travelers staying and Kos city keep in mind that whole tour takes 10 hours as people are collected from various place which takes awfully lot of time. Extracting time in boat and bus which remains is 2.5 h free time in Nisyros plus 40 min for volcano. Compare these 10 hours with 3 hours

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September 23, 2021

Was a very hot day! We had a great time looking around the volcano. Could have done with longer There, as was abit rushed. Then went back to the harbour and walked round, got Lunch and drinks. Was too long in the heat there, for us and we could have done with less time. The guide was good,but the trip was mostly Germans, so he understandably spend more time talking in German,although this was, I believe, advertised as an English speaking trip.

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September 10, 2020

If you’re visiting Kos this trip should be in your itinerary, it’s a very odd spectacle to see a volcano like this, and to smell it too! Bus pickup was on time, The boat was typical of what you’d expect for one of these trips, slightly run down but did the job. You need to pay for the bus on the island and the entry fee. The tour guide was very friendly, good mix of humour and facts. Spoke many different languages. Volcano visit was short but the smell of sulphur was quite bad so not complaining, and the town was fine, pretty in parts, mainly just full of tourists like us! Food in the restaurant was ok, it was recommended but not pushed that’s where you had to eat. I’m not sure we saw any better quality restaurants on the way around anyway. Would recommend you do the trip!

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October 16, 2019

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