Nisyros Volcano
Nisyros Volcano
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Everyday at 9:30am our boat the Agios Konstantinos leaves Kardamena Marina Kos for daily trips to Beautiful Nisyros Island. There are many things to do and see on the Island. Prices start from just €8 per Child under 16 to €16 per adult for a return ticket. The Boat departs from Nisyros Port at 15:30pm and arrives back at Kardamena 16:30pm.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Shaun E
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The island of Nisyros is very charming with the volcano and crater of San Stefani being a highlight. The steaming and smelly vents aren't for the faint-hearted, although you can see the crater well without venturing down. The colours of the rocks are amazing.

We booked with Harriet Tours. Sadly, no account of people's walking ability was made, so that people with reduced mobility were made to rush from the coach to the boat, and then back to the coaches at the other end. It is possible to still enjoy most of this trip even if you cannot explore everything because of reduced mobility. The English guide Martha has good English but speaks too quickly, so that good enunciation and pronunciation gets lost, and therefore you are unable to understand much of what she was saying. Sadly, this trip did not visit Nikia, but did visit Emporio, where there is an amazing natural sauna, and I was pleasantly startled by a snake on one of the pathways. Lastly on the trip, we were taken to Mandraki where we could get lunch and free time. We were told we were being taken to 'The Square' where we could get lunch. But this so called Square is just a single restaurant in a wide walkway, which has taken quite some distance to get to. Perhaps the guide gets a free lunch there? If you are going on this trip you would be better abandoning the guide once you have reached the shoreline shops in Mandraki. If you do want to visit the Monastery, said to be included, you will have to pay extra. And although this trip goes to the volcano, you will have to pay extra for that too.

Nisyros is well worth a visit, but do check what you are getting for your money before you book.
Written September 11, 2022
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Emma Williams
Wales, UK441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We booked a visit to Nisyros and guided tour to volcano via Pegasus tours in Kardemena. It cost €20 for the boat trip to Nisyros and and extra €8 to the volcano. Martha our tour guide was fabulous. Showed us around Nisyros and then we had a couple of hours to look around and grab some lunch. Nisyros is beautiful and everywhere is so reasonably priced, from restaurants, to ice cream and gifts.

The volcano, what an amazing experience with lots of interesting facts on the way.

It is so hot so wear a hat and stay hydrated. I would also recommend good footwear and avoid your flip flops or sandals. The walk down in to the volcano is steep and the ground rubbly. I wouldn’t recommend taking babies and very small children, it’s so hot and the walk down and up is not easy. My husband lost his footing at one point as the ground isn’t level, luckily he grabbed the rope on the side.
On our way back up, we were shocked to see a family with dad carrying a small child (about age 2 on his shoulders) and another child around 3 walking with mother, all with flip flops on heading down in to the volcano. Young children walking such a steep area in that heat is something I wouldn’t recommend. I would think they struggled on the way back up, especially with the footwear choice.

There is a shop and toilets for use, you can get a water or a cold drink, which you will be extremely grateful for when you come back up. You can of course choose to stay at the top and just look down in to the volcano.

Loved the experience, worth the trip and will be comfortable with the right footwear, water and a good hat
Written June 9, 2024
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Yvonne a
Norwich, UK623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Brilliant tour booked through Harriet Tours.

Great excursion, from being picked up from our hotel, ferry trip, coach to top of the volcano time to explore and then visited the small village on the island and had lunch.

Nothing was rushed.

Cafe at the top of the volcano if you don't wish to walk down inside the crater. Quite steep walking out.

Lots of details about the volcano on the wall by the cafe.

Photos do not do the crater justice as much bigger once inside.

I would thoroughly recommend.
Written October 28, 2020
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holidayseeker
Derry, UK3,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We were amazed at the scale of this volcano It costs 3 euro to enter the site. You can walk down into the crater easily and get a whiff of the sulphur smoke coming from the crater . The whole site has amazing colours and rock formations. More impressive than Mt Etna or Vesuvius and no crowds . Not to be missed
Written June 12, 2023
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Susannah P
Tiverton, UK2,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We hired a car for the day in order that we could visit the volcano and other
attractions without constraints.

Recommend visiting before 11.00 am to avoid the tour buses. We were almost the sole people there.

Walked into the crater, fascinating sights and formations.

Highly recommended.
Written September 23, 2020
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FedoraOnTour
Sidcup, UK206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Very interesting place. You can enter the crater and walk around the top of volcanic plug. The volcano is still active and there is a strong sulphur smell about the place. There is a small cafe with inadequate rest rooms BUT this National Park well worth a visit
Written September 29, 2022
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Natalie O
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Possibly one of the worst tours I’ve been on. Advise don’t go via TUI.
Hours on a coach transfer. The ‘boat trip’ is a ferry shuttle. Huge group of tourists being dragged around tiny town with an underwhelming historical spiel. Best part of 10 hours away from the hotel for what, 30 mins at a small crater?! For the geological fans among us prepare to cry!
Written September 23, 2021
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Sue G
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We organised this trip through our tui rep, and my favourite part was all of the visit. To see the village of nisaros and hear about its history was amazing. Our guide Marie from meeting us in kardemena in the morning to leaving us in the evening was a mine of informtion, she never stopped her running commentary she was amazing. My tips for anyone going is to wear sensible shoes, take water and sunscreen, but most of all have the volcano lava cake in nisaros it's LUSH😋😋😋😋
Written October 30, 2022
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andycoldham
Crawley, UK978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Any visitor to the island of Nisyros will want to go to the volcano crater. In fact its probably the main reason for coming to the island at all. Its 3 euros pp to enter the site and this pays for a modest café and some pretty decent toilets. I went on an organised trip which gave me just under an hour at the site and to be honest I would have preferred longer. The photos from the top of the crater are great, and its about a 10 minute walk down a well defined path to the base of the crater. Here it is very interesting, the floor of the crater is quite warm, there any numerous tiny outlets that are smoking and the sulphur smell is quite strong. Don't do what I did , by putting my bag down to take some superb pictures and return 5 minutes later to find a hole had been scorched into the bag. Sensible shoes are encouraged and if walking about its fine, just don't stand in one position for to long. I loved this visit just wish I had longer at the site.
Written September 21, 2021
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Mike A
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You can`t believe how large a crated this volcano has. Its enormous. It costs 3 euro to enter the site. The walk down into the crater is easy enough especially if you have good footwear. Once in the crater you can get a whiff of the sulphur smoke coming from the crater still. Its not pleasant to smell but its not all around you either. The clamber up from the crater is quite tiring sogive yourself plenty of time to get back up. Takes about 10minutes to descend and around 20 to get up. Nothing much else to see around there except the colourful landscape surrounding the crater.
Written October 11, 2022
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