From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

From $34.79 per person

Enter a volcanic crater on the Dodecanese island of Nisyros, and experience the unique sensation of lava rumbling beneath your feet. Stroll the narrow streets of Mandraki, lined with painted houses, and then go to the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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 will take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to your informative guide along the way, and 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. Return to town for some free time for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 16:00.
  • 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
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get 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 208 reviews

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Booked on line. Very easy. Booked less than 24 hours prior to trip but all good. Lazaras kept in touch re pick up time Pick up on time All went smoothly and efficiently Boat journey good. Nisyros is a beautiful and interesting island. Lots of really good photo opportunities Didn’t eat at recommended place but had coffee sitting by sea wall- super. Beautiful church in a side street. Boat journey back on time and great sitting up top with views and breeze. Bus journey to drop off at hotel. All in all an excellent day and definitely worth the money - half cost of tour operator option!!

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October 22, 2019

Plesant boat trip punctual

on arrival at Nisyros ushered onto bus number 172 to find available seats on full bus. Our seats were locked in a declined position and immoveable in fact broken. We no sooner noticed that we were underway and had to endure the excursion to the volcano perched forward without comfort. Our guide described the journey with places of interest asking us to look right and left . We obliged but the bus windows were filthy and obstructed our views.

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September 18, 2019

I give this trip 5 stars because I was able to book the evening before the event having decided I wanted to visit before I left Kos. Emailed instructions were clear, pick up was punctual and all well organised. I would have preferred more time at the volcano and less in the town but I got to see what I wanted to see so can't really complain. The price was good compared with that given by our tour operator had I have booked with them further in advance.

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September 8, 2019

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