A stop in crystal waters and an expedition in lunar landscape.
A relaxing breaks involving swimming and a BBQ on a secluded beach with the Aegean sea as background. Then heading to the prestigious crater in Nissyros and walking the charming narrow streets of Mandraki.
Leaving Kefalos located in the south of Kos behind us, we are heading on a traditional fishing boat towards 2 picturesque islands.
The first one, Agios Antonios, is set just across from Giali where pumice is extracted, and can only be reached by boat. After docking, guests can enjoy the beach and the clear shallow waters. There is also a small chapel on top of the hill that offers a nice panoramic view.
Lunch is served aboard before sailing to the next island.
Nissyros is its name and is famous for its active volcano. The boat arrives in Mandraki, the capital of this small island that has kept a typical Greek charm. Busses are ready to take the guests up to the caldera which, with its 4 km width, is one of the biggest in Europe. The lunar landscape is unusual. Guests can go down by foot into the crater and discover the volcanic activity from close by: yellow crystals created by the sulphurous steam, holes in the bottom and the unmistakable odor of Sulphur.
After this unique experience, busses will bring the guests back to the harbor and they will have free time to explore and enjoy the typical authentic Greek atmosphere. Some may want to go up to the monastery of Agia Spyliani to be amazed by the views that it offers. Other will enjoy a stroll through its narrow streets.
- Duration of the tour: approximately 9 hours
- What to bring: Suitable footwear, swimwear, hat, sun cream, camera and money for food/drinks/shopping
- Quite hot in the crater.
- People with health problems (asthmatic, heart problems, respiratory problems...) have to be careful.
- Boat trips are operated weather permitting.
- All your personal belongings must be taken from the bus/boat
Agios Antonios- Giali- Nissyros
Bus from/to the hotel in Kos, Boat ticket to Nisyros Island, Bus to the volcano, Lunch, English speaking tour Leader and All taxes.
Gratuities for driver & Tour Leader, Meals or beverages unless stated differently, Entrance fees, Personal Expenses, Any service not mentioned.
Saturday (as per 2017)
Excursion is valid for accommodations in the following areas: