Day trip

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.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Kos Town, Psalidi, Lampi, Tigaki, Marmari, Mastichari, and Kardamena


  • 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.

  • 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 516 reviews

Review summary

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The trip was fantastic and for that money. You will be picked up in the morning at an agreed meeting point. This is not far from your stay and you will hear this via whats app. Here you will be returned at the end of the day. First you will have time to discover Mandraki and then you will be taken to the volcano by van. It is very hot around this time so bring a cap or hat. Drinks can also be bought at the volcano. The time you get in Mandraki is not very long but enough to see the monastery, have a lunch and then wander some streets. Tip: take enough water with you and maybe a motion sickness pill if you need it quickly. This is because of the somewhat rough ride to and from the volcano.

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July 23, 2022

It was a hot and tiring day. For the short time at the various stations, like the volcano, only 35 minutes... you sit in the bus for quite a long time. Still, I think it was worth it. It would have been even more fun if it had been a few degrees less.

July 23, 2022

Super fun trip. Well organized, first received a clear text message with instructions. Picked up and returned to the hotel. A varied day, by boat, visited a typical village and then to the volcano and then sail back. The boat trip only takes about 75 minutes. The only downside we found was the encouragement to have our lunch in a certain restaurant, the other restaurants were portrayed as less good. This is not okay. We therefore went to eat at another restaurant to support the other people there and it was very tasty! Recommended!

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July 22, 2022

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