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Nisyros tour, volcano panoramic view from Nikia
Excursion to the Volcano of Nisyros
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Type: Island Hopping
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Duration: 8 hours
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Availability: from April to October

Boat trip – Full day excursion to the volcano of Nisyros

How about combining absolute adventure with absolute relaxation on one island?

Nisyros can successfully combine both. In only one hour from the port of Kardamena, Nisyros is a unique getaway. The island has gained very faithful visitors, as, although it belongs to the Dodecanese, it resembles the Cyclades more and its special beauty can be addicting.

On the one hand, the volcano, a sleeping-yet active volcano, transfers you to a dreamy lunar landscape with the earth bubbling under your feet. Going down to one of the biggest hydrothermal craters in the world, crater Stephanos, 300 m in diameter, will be an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers. The smell of sulphuretted hydrogen which everyone compares to the smell of “rotten eggs”, the sense that the thermal air that comes out of the crater holes (fumaroles) will melt your shoe soles, and the colours, especially sulphur-yellow, compose an image that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

On the other hand, after leaving the volcano with the smell of hydrogen sulphide still on your skin, you can spend one hour in Mandraki, the capital of the island, which is never enough if you want to choose among the variety of things you can do on this small jewel of the Dodecanese.
A stroll in the narrow streets is necessary. You will love them, with all the picturesque white Nisyrian houses, the colourful doors, the flowers, the pebbled floors and the little chapels. A few steps will lead you to the highest spot of Mandraki, the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani where you can enjoy the panoramic view above Mandraki.

Don’t miss the chance to have a cup of coffee at “Ilikiomeni” (elderly woman) Square under the big ficus tree. And if you want to buy a souvenir, look for traditional products such as “soumada” (orgeat, a beverage from almonds), “koukouzina” (distillate from figs and grapes), and capers which, for sure, will be the best you’ve ever tasted.

To sum up, booking an excursion to the Volcano of Nisyros is a great choice!


  • Transfer from your hotel to Kardamena harbour and back
  • Ferry tickets for boat return trip Kardamena to Nisyros.
  • Local escort
  • Transfer by bus to Volcano and return
  • All Vat & Port Tax.


  • Lunch and drinks
  • 3 € entrance fee for Volcano which you pay there in cash.

Essential Info

  • Instant confirmation
  • Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.


Tour Map


8:00 am

Your Hotel

Pickup from your hotel. Meeting point and the exact pickup time will be advised on your excursion voucher.

9:00 am

Kardamena Harbour

Kardámaina or Kardámena, is a small Greek town 7 km from Kos Island International Airport at Antimacheia, situated mid-way along the south coast of the island of Kos. It lies in the municipal unit of Irakleides, in the Dodecanese.

10:00 am

Port Mandraki, Nisyros

Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos.

11:00 am

Volcano of Nisyros

Mandraki, the small picturesque capital and main port of Nisyros.



Free hour to walk in Mandraki of Nisyros.

4:15 pm

Kardamena Harbour

Return at Kardamena port


Your Hotel

Returns to the original departure point.


Total 11 Reviews
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Tomasz Łabacki , a month ago

The tours on Kos have been amazing, but what I need to stress out is how helpful Kos4all crew was - I was booking one of the tours one day in advance and they do their best to make it... read morehappen (very responsive via email). If you think about tour on Kos - book it using Kos4all. Great customer service and very good prices.

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andrew verrell , a week ago

Trip to the volcano, firstly £60 cheaper than Tui. Punctual through out the day, multi lingual guide, excellent day

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Kelly Coyle , 2 weeks ago

Revisited after 35 years, nothing had changed. Fascinating place but the smell is just as bad as I remember all those years ago!!😀🤢

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angelbrown23 , September 2021

Yesterday we went on the Nisyros Volcano trip, we were very impressed. We booked the trip on the Kos4all website which was easy and convenient, we were sent our ticket via email immediately. The coach picked us up from our... read morehotel, it was very clean and the driver was friendly. The trip was very well organised, we went to Kardamena where we met our English guide and boarded the boat. We sat on the top deck and had fantastic views across the sea and islands over the 50-minute journey. When we arrived in Nisyros, we took a coach to the Volcano which took about 20 minutes. It’s amazing and surreal scenery, it costs 3 euros each to enter, it does smell of rotting eggs (due to the sulphur) but it didn’t stop us enjoying. We didn’t go down to the crater, if you want to do this they highly recommend you wear trainers, not sandals like us… we spent 50 minutes or so at the volcano which was the perfect amount of time. There are toilet facilities and a cafe too! We went back on the coach and drove back to the port at Mandraki (the capital of Nisyros) and got to explore the beautiful village, with its winding paths, white washed buildings, scenic views and lots of cats! We spent about 3 hours, so it was a great time to explore. A trip up the hill to the monastery is well worth it for 2 euros each, the views are incredible. Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip, it was seamless and the guides/drivers were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend to anyone staying in Kos!

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Perla Rivero , 2 months ago

I highly recommend this agency, it's super! 👍👍👍👍👍 We booked 3 day trips ( 3 island cruise, Nisyros and Bodrum) it all was fantastic! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

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phil bacon , 4 months ago

Well organised, knowledgeable guide and reasonably priced, would recommend

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Suzanne Werthmueller , August 2020

We went to Nisyros on a day trip and had a fabulous time. The organization was perfect and the guide was very welcoming and helpful. I really recommend Kos4all to anyone spending their holidays in Kos.

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Jordan , July 2019

We booked a trip to Nisyros - the trip consisted of being picked up from our hotel at 8:30am, boat trip over to the island, bus to the volcano with English speaking guide and return to hotel by 5 pm.... read moreExcellent service. Thomas Cook were offering this trip for €18 per person more!! Definitely highly recommend booking with Kos4all. Instant confirmation of booking and able to pay using PayPal. Thank you Kos4all tours for a hassle free trip!

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Kate Clark , June 2019

I used this company for two excursions; one to the Nisyros volcano and the other a 3 Island Boat Cruise. Both trips were absolutely fab! The drivers were perfectly on time both times and everything was very well organised. These... read moretrips really topped off our holiday and were completely hassle free! Definitely recommend using them as the trips are really good value for money!

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inese kroica , October 2018

Thank you very much for the chance to visit Nysiros with your company Kos4all. Everything was very organised. We weren’t bored any minute. Everything was on time. You were the company with the best prices. 5*****

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Maria Khairova , July 2017

Kos4all is a very nice agency- I found them on the web, I did not know about them but they proved to be very reliable, friendly and with very competitive prices. We ordered two excursions from them, everything was great:... read morequick responses for my questions, driver on time, program according to the description. I am very satisfied and would gladly recomend this agency to others

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