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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Activity provider: Kos Activities

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

Activity provider: Kos Activities
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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 535 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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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!

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August 12, 2022

It was a nice trip in itself! Transfer and tour guide was great! However, it borders very much on mass tourism. The two boats that went over were packed! In the volcano it got lost because of the size! In the small and cramped mountain village and in the port city it was very tight with the crowds.

August 11, 2022

You're on the go all day for 40 min craters. But that's what the city stay is for. The crater is no longer really spectacular because no activity was visible. Of course it can be better at another time. I also found the group of almost 40 people too large to be individual. Despite everything, everything was well organized and worked well.

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 55537