Boat trip – Full day excursion to the volcano, 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, 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.
Pickup from your hotel. Meeting point and the exact pickup time will be advised on your excursion voucher.
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.
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.
Mandraki, the small picturesque capital and main port of Nisyros.
Free hour to walk in Mandraki of Nisyros.
Return at Kardamena port
Returns to the original departure point.
- Transfer from your hotel to Kardamena harbour and back
- Ferry tickets for boat return trip Kardamena to Nisyros.
- Local escort & official guide
- 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.
- Instant confirmation
- Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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*****
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: quick responses for my questions, driver on time, program according to the description. I am very satisfied and would gladly recomend this agency to others