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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Activity provider: Kos Activities
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From US$ 30.18 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
English
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Kos Town, Psalidi, Lampi, Tigaki, Marmari, Mastichari, and Kardamena

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • Wheelchair users
  • 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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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 397 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Nice trip to the volcano. Nisyros is small, the monastery is okay, but very small and not that much interesting. Just bear in mind that the transportation is quite long (45-minutes in bus to get to the port and 1 hour with the boat to get to Nisyros from Kos Island), which means 3h30 of transportation.

May 9, 2022

The trip was fun overall. It is quite the experience to walk into a volcano crater and hear and feel the rumbling underneath your feet. I would have enjoyed a bit more information and guidance throughout the trip and a whopping three hours of free time for an area that can be fully walked through in less than 30 minutes seemed a bit much. But the weather was good, so sitting by the water and eating ice cream was a good way to pass the time.

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November 2, 2021

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

Product ID: 55537