Embark on an extraordinary adventure with the “From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani” tour. Rated 4.3 out of 5 from 1205 reviews, this 7.5 to 8-hour excursion takes you from the bustling port of Kos to the enigmatic Nisyros Island. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to walk inside a volcanic crater, feeling the earth’s power beneath your feet. The tour also includes a visit to the charming town of Mandraki and the stunning monastery of Panagia Spiliani, making it an unmissable experience for anyone visiting the Greek Islands.
Five Reasons to Book The Tour to Nisyros Island and visit the Volcano
🌋 Volcanic Crater Experience: Step inside the active volcanic crater of Nisyros, witnessing bubbling mud pools and steam geysers, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
🏘️ Discover Mandraki: Explore the picturesque town of Mandraki, with its narrow streets lined with blue and white painted houses, offering a glimpse into traditional Greek island life.
🏰 Visit Panagia Spiliani Monastery: Experience the serene beauty and cultural significance of one of the Greek Islands’ most beautiful monasteries, Panagia Spiliani.
🛥️ Scenic Boat Ride: Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise from Kos to Nisyros, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea and its surrounding islands.
🗣️ Bilingual Guide: Gain insightful knowledge about the volcano and the island’s history from an experienced bilingual guide, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the tour.
A Thrilling Journey to the Heart of a Live Volcano
Your adventure begins with a scenic 1-hour cruise from the port of Kardamena in Kos to the volcanic island of Nisyros. Once you arrive, a short bus ride takes you to the island’s famed volcano. Accompanied by an informative guide, you’ll learn about the volcano’s history and geology. The highlight is undoubtedly entering the volcanic crater, where the rumbling force of lava and the surreal landscape create an experience akin to walking on the moon.
Uncover the Beauty of Nisyros' Capital Town
After the exhilarating volcano visit, the tour takes you to the picturesque town of Mandraki. Here, you can stroll through its charming streets, flanked by traditionally painted blue and white houses. This quaint town offers a peaceful contrast to the earlier volcanic excitement and provides a perfect setting to relax and immerse yourself in the local culture.
Discovering One of the Most Beautiful Greek Island Monasteries
A visit to the Panagia Spiliani Monastery is a journey into spiritual serenity and architectural beauty. Considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in the Greek Islands, it offers not only a peaceful retreat but also stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. The monastery’s history and significance add depth to your Nisyros experience.
Leisure and Local Cuisine in the Heart of Nisyros
After visiting the monastery, enjoy some free time in Mandraki. This is the perfect opportunity to indulge in local cuisine at one of the town’s charming eateries (own expense) or to shop for unique souvenirs. The laid-back atmosphere of the town invites you to relax and enjoy the local way of life.
Concluding Your Nisyros Adventure with Scenic Memories
As the tour winds down, you’ll board the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM, filled with memories of a day rich in natural wonders and cultural exploration. The return journey offers a moment to reflect on the day’s adventures and the unique beauty of the Greek Islands. This tour not only provides a thrilling experience but also a deeper appreciation for the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of Greece.