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Lambi > Boat Trip from Lambi to Nisyros (Volcano Island)

Boat Trip from Lambi to Nisyros (Volcano Island)

  Last Updated: March 26, 2024

Boat trip from Lambi to Nisyros is a day trip lasting 9 hours with professional guides to visit the Nisyros volcano, Mandraki, and the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.

Departing from Kardamena, you embark on a fast boat ride that takes you to Nisyros in just 45 minutes. Upon arrival, you take a short bus ride along a scenic route of over 600 meters to the breathtaking terraced hills. As you descend into the valley, you are greeted by the impressive volcanic crater.

You can enter the crater and marvel at the hissing hot springs and steaming openings. It’s an incredible experience for all ages and an educational opportunity for children.

In the town of Mandraki, the traditional capital of Nisyros, you will have free time. This is a picturesque town, with its sugar cube houses and cobblestone streets. Explore the beauty at your own pace.

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

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Panagia Spiliani monastery, perched on a rock. It offers breathtaking views 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 a.m. and return to Lambi at 5:30 p.m., the Nisyros tour offers a day full of unforgettable experiences.

📅 Tour Days:Every Day
⏱️ Tour Hours:08: 00 – 17: 30
✔️ Includes:Hotel Transfer, Fast Ferry Tickets
📌 Highlights:Nisyros Volcano, Mandraki, Panagia Spiliani Monastery

Boat trips from Lambi to Nisyros price

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

Adult13 years and older€40
Child2 — 12 years old€20
Infant0 — 1 years oldFree

Includes / Excludes

  • Transfer To Hotel
  • Tickets For Fast Ferry
  • Bus To The Volcano
  • Professional Guidance
  • Insurance
  • Entrance Volcano (€3)
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Program for the Nisyros Tour from Lambi

8:00 AMPickup Service

The Nisyros tour begins with a pickup service from your hotel. You’ll be greeted by comfortable, fully air-conditioned buses, ensuring a pleasant and relaxed journey.

The transfer service is available from any hotel on the island. Once aboard the bus, you head towards Kardamena, where the boat is located.

9:00 AMFast Ferry Ride

The next part of the adventure involves a fast ferry ride to Nisyros. The boat, a double-deck vessel, offers seating on both the lower and upper decks.

As you settle in, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding seascape. The 45-minute boat ride promises a scenic journey allowing you to absorb the natural beauty around you.

Ultimately, you reach the charming town of Mandraki on the island of Nisyros.

10:00 AMArrival in Nisyros

Upon arrival in Mandraki, you transfer to a coach that takes you to a panoramic point of the crater, located at an altitude of 2,000 feet.

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

11:00 AMNisyros Volcano

As you descend, you encounter remarkable hot springs emitting hissing sounds and 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 behold its raw power. As you step on the volcanic terrain, you feel the warmth beneath your feet, a reminder of the forces dormant within.

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

1:00 PMMandraki Town

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

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

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

You also have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, a fascinating cultural and historical monument. Carved into the rock, this monastery harbors a captivating myth about its origin. According to legend, it was founded by repentant pirates who embraced a spiritual life and became the first monks of this sacred place. Explore the architecture of the monastery and the serene surroundings and gain insight into the island’s rich cultural heritage.

3:30 PMFerry to Kardamena

As the Nisyros tour comes to an end, it’s time to begin the return journey from Nisyros to Kardamena. You board the ferry again and sail back to Kardamena.

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

5:30 PMBack to the 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 and 6:00 pm.


What is the cost of a day trip to Nisyros from Lambi?

A day trip from Lambi to Nisyros costs 40 EUR for adults, 20 EUR for children between 2 and 12 years old, and is free for children under 2 years old.

How long is the boat trip from Lambi to Nisyros?

The boat trip from Lambi to Nisyros takes about 45 minutes with high-speed ferries.

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

During the tour, you’ll have the chance to hike inside the crater of a dormant volcano, see the hissing sulfur, and explore the charming town of Mandraki.

Is the tour suitable for children?

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

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, and autumn months when the weather is pleasant.

Is the ferry ride bumpy?

The ferry ride can vary depending on weather conditions. While it can sometimes be bumpy, 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 sneakers or closed-toe shoes for hiking inside the crater. Sandals and flip-flops are not suitable for this part of the tour due to uneven terrain.

Do I need to pay anything extra on the day?

There are no additional costs 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 location and ensures a safe environment for visitors.

What should I bring for the day?

For the day trip, it is advisable to bring essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a 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 provides ample time to visit the volcano. You’ll have the opportunity to hike inside the crater, see the bubbling volcanic activity, and explore the surrounding area.

Operated by: Nisyros Ferries