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Kos > Nisyros Tour From Kos

Nisyros Tour From Kos (Volcano Island)

  Last Updated: May 20, 2024

Nisyros tour from Kos is a 9-hour day trip with professional guides to visit Nisyros Volcano, Mandraki and Panagia Spiliani Monastery.

You will depart from Kardamena. You will have a fast boat ride that will take you to Nisyros in just 45 minutes. Upon arrival, a short bus journey will take you on a scenic route over 2,000 feet into the breathtaking terraced hills. As you descend into the valley, you’ll be greeted by the awe-inspiring volcanic crater. 

You can walk into the crater and marvel at the hissing hot springs and steaming vents. It is an incredible experience for all ages and an educational opportunity for children.

You will have free time in the town of Mandraki, the traditional capital of Nisyros. This is a picturesque town, with its sugar-cubed houses and cobbled stone lanes. You can discover its beauty at your own pace.

Take your time to explore the narrow streets of Mandraki with its blue and white painted houses, indulge in local cuisine at a taverna, or embark on a shopping adventure.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Panagia Spiliani monastery that is perched on a rock. It offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. This monastery is known as one of the most beautiful monasteries in the Greek Islands.

With a departure time of 8:00 am and a return to Kos at 5:30 pm, Nisyros tour offers a day full of unforgettable experiences.

📅 Tour Days:Every day
⏱️ Tour Hours:8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
✔️ Includes:Hotel transfer, fast ferry tickets, bus to volcano
📌 Highlights:Nisyros Volcano, Mandraki, Panagia Spiliani Monastery

Kos Nisyros Day Trip Price

In 2024, price of Day trip from Kos to Nisyros is €40 per adult, €20 for children between 2 – 12 years old and free for children under 2. This rate includes hotel transfer, fast ferry tickets, bus to the Nisyros volcano.

Adult13 years and older€40
Child3 — 12 years old€20
Infant0 — 2 years oldFree

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer
  • Fast Ferry Tickets
  • Bus to Volcano
  • Professional Guiding
  • Insurance
  • Volcano Entrance Fee (€5)
  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Kos Nisyros Tour Program

08:00 AM Pick-up

Nisyros tour begins with a pick-up service from your hotel. You’ll be greeted by comfortable buses equipped with full air conditioning, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing journey.

Transfer service is available from every hotel on the island. Once aboard the bus, you’ll be headed towards Kardamena, where the boat is located.

09:00 AM Fast Ferry Ride

Next leg of the adventure involves a fast ferry ride to Nisyros. The boat, a double-decked vessel, offers seating options on both the lower and upper decks.

As you settle into your seat, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding seascape. 45-minute boat ride promises a scenic journey that allows you to soak in the natural beauty around you.

Ultimately, you will reach to the charming town of Mandraki on Nisyros Island.

10:00 AM Reaching Nisyros

Upon reaching Mandraki, you’ll transfer to a tour bus that will take you to a panoramic point of the crater situated at an elevation of 2,000 feet.

From this elevated position, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the island’s unique volcanic landscape. After the panoramic break, tour continues with a walk into the crater itself.

11:00 AM Nisyros Volcano

As you descend, you’ll encounter the remarkable hot springs that emit hissing sounds and blow out steam. This unforgettable experience allows you to witness the powerful forces of nature firsthand.

You take a walk inside the crater of this dormant volcano. It offers a rare opportunity to witness its raw power. As you step onto the volcanic terrain, you’ll feel the warmth beneath your feet, a reminder of the forces that lie dormant within.

You can experience the hissing sulfur in the air, immersing yourself in this otherworldly environment. This awe-inspiring encounter deepens your understanding of Earth’s geology and leaves you with a profound sense of wonder.

1:00 PM Mandraki Town

After your captivating exploration of the Nisyros volcano, the tour continues to the charming town of Mandraki. Here, you will be enchanted by the narrow streets adorned with blue and white houses, creating a picturesque scene.

Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants and indulge in traditional Greek cuisine.

You can explore the town’s charming shops and boutiques, where you can find unique souvenirs and local handicrafts. Discover handmade ceramics, textiles, local delicacies, and traditional crafts.

You also have the option to visit the Monastery of Virgin Mary, a fascinating cultural and historical landmark. Carved into the rock, this monastery holds a captivating myth about its origins. Legend says it was founded by regretful pirates who turned to a life of spirituality, becoming the first monks of this sacred place. Explore the monastery’s architecture and serene surroundings, gaining insight into the island’s rich cultural heritage.

3:30 PM Kardamena Ferry

As the Nisyros tour comes to a close, it is time to embark on the return journey from Nisyros to Kardamena. You will board the ferry once again and ride back to Kardamena.

The return journey takes approximately 45 minutes. From Kardamena, you will board the transfer bus and return to your hotel, filled with a sense of wonder and memories that will last a lifetime.

5:30 PM Return To Hotel

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as the bus takes you back to your hotel. The duration of the journey may vary, but you can expect to arrive at your hotel between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.


How much is day trip to Nisyros from Kos?

Kos Nisyros day trip costs 40 EUR for adults, 20 EUR for children between 2 – 12 years old and free for children under 2 years old.

How long is the boat ride from Kos to Nisyros?

The boat ride from Kos to Nisyros takes approximately 45 minutes with high speed ferries.

What can I expect to see and do on the tour?

You will have the opportunity to walk inside the crater of a dormant volcano, witness the sulfur hissing, and explore the charming town of Mandraki.

What is the best time to visit Nisyros?

Nisyros can be visited year-round, but the best time to visit is during the summer, spring, autumn months when the weather is pleasant.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Nisyros tour is suitable for children. It offers an educational and unique experience for children to witness a volcanic crater and learn about the island’s geological features.

Is the ferry ride choppy?

Ferry ride can vary depending on the weather conditions. While it may be choppy at times, the boats used for the tour are typically equipped to handle such conditions, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey.

What should I wear?

It is recommended to wear sturdy footwear such as trainers or closed-toe shoes for walking on the crater. Sandals and flip flops are not suitable for this part of the tour due to the uneven terrain.

Do I pay anything extra on the day?

There is no additional cost included in the tour package. However, if you choose to walk on the crater, there is a nominal fee of 3 Euros per person. This fee helps maintain the site and ensure a safe environment for visitors.

What should I pack for the day?

For the day trip, it is advisable to pack essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and a small backpack for carrying your belongings. Additionally, it is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater as the weather can change throughout the day.

Will I have enough time to visit the volcano?

Yes, the tour allows sufficient time to visit the volcano. You will have the opportunity to walk inside the crater, witness the bubbling volcanic activity, and explore the surrounding area.

Operated by: Kos Volcano Tours