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From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

1. From Kos: Nisyros Island Volcano and Panagia Spiliani

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’ll take you on a short drive to the volcano. Listen to an informative guide along the way. 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. Make your way back to town for some free time for lunch (own expense) or do some shopping before boarding the boat back to Kos at 4:00 PM.

Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

2. Submarine Cruise with Underwater Views from Rhodes

Enjoy the opportunity to see the most famous and beautiful places in the City of Rhodes from Submarine Poseidon. Depart from Mandraki Harbor, located in the center of Rhodes Island and experience the magic of Rhodes from the water.  See a few of the best-known sights including the place where Colossos of Rhodes stood, the port Mandraki, the Elli beach, the Tourist Harbor and the walls of the Old Town.  Sitting in an air-conditioned comfort cabin below the surface, and gaze out of the huge windows which offer you a 360° panoramic view of the stunning eco-systems of the Aegean Sea. Be sure to have your cameras ready when our diver enters the water and begins to feed the hundreds of multi-colored fish right in front of your window. This is a great experience for nature lovers of all ages and the the expert crew will take care everything.  The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, is 2.5 meters below the surface. Have the option to relax surrounded by the under water world or leave the cabin and walk on the deck and enjoy the ocean breeze.

From Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

3. From Faliraki: Direct High Speed Boat to Symi

Take a high-speed boat cruise to Symi, of the Dodecanese's most beautiful islands set amid the brilliant blue sea. Enjoy a fast boat service that gives you more time to explore the island. On the way, stop for swimming at Saint George’s bay. Begin your high-speed cruise directly from our 4 stops in Faliraki Beach without having to board a bus and set sail for Symi (with a 10-minute stop in Mandraki Harbour, to disembark and embark people). On arrival, admire the turquoise water of the fishing harbor, the pastel-colored neoclassical buildings that frame the bay, and the colorful church domes dotting the landscape. Disembark at Symi and enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the fishing town on your own. Have lunch at one of the numerous traditional tavernas (at your expense) or swim in the glittering waters. Depart Symi and admire the coastal views as you sail through Saint George’s Bay. Stop for a dip in the crystal clear waters or soak up the sunshine on deck before making your way back to Rhodes.

From Kardamena: Nisyros, St.Antonios & Yali Islands Cruise

4. From Kardamena: Nisyros, St.Antonios & Yali Islands Cruise

Our day will start from the port of Kardamena, where our Pirate boat, will depart at 10am to start this unique cruise to the 3 islands. Within the first hour, we will be arriving at the first stop which is the uninhabited island of St. Antonios. This island is a natural paradise and people can visit the church of St. Antonios to admire this point of view and the peace the place has to offer. Enjoy the rest of your time here, by swimming in the clear waters or just sunbathing under the Greek sun! During this time, our crew will have prepared a Greek bbq lunch for you in order to have your meal on board. Around noon, we will be arriving at the famous island of Nisyros. As soon as you get off the boat, you will be in Mandraki, the capital and the port of Nisyros. From here, you can optionally climb about 200 steps to reach the mountain Monastery of Panagia Spiliani. From this point, you can admire the panoramic view of Nisyros and the beautiful Orthodox Church of Panagia as it is one of the jewels of the island! If you just want to relax, explore the town with its unique atmosphere, stroll through the narrow streets, visit the souvenir shops and then go to Ilikiomeni square to enjoy a coffee, or maybe a traditional dessert! Optionally, participants have the option to visit the volcano of the island with an extra charge. Please request more information from the crew! Last but not least is the third stop at the island of Yali. Yali is a volcanic small island which belongs to the municipality of Nisyros and has only 21 inhabitats. With beautiful views of this island, spend time on the boat, sunbathe, try the best cocktails & drinks under the sun, test your diving skills and have a great fund and relaxing time! That beautiful day around tree different island, has come to an end. At 17:30 we will be back to the port of Kardamena.

From Kardamena: Nisyros Island Day Trip

5. From Kardamena: Nisyros Island Day Trip

You'll arrive at Kardamena port and get on board the 'Captain Dimitris' boat, which sets sail at 9:30 am. You'll have five hours to spend on the island of Nisyros, which, despite its small size, boasts of magnificent natural beauty and cultural heritage. Optionally (for an extra charge of 8€/person) from Mandraki Harbor, you can take a bus to the highest point of the island, 2000 feet above sea level, and get a panoramic view of the surroundings. If you wish, you can also descend into the volcanic crater and witness the moving volcano and bubbling sulfur springs, making it an unforgettable and unique experience. Our bus will then take you back to Mandraki, a 25-minute journey by road. You can climb around 200 steps to reach the mountain monastery of Panagia Spirani or relax and explore the charming town of Mandraki before returning to the boat at 3:30 pm for the journey back to Kardamena. The travel time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions. You'll return to Kardamena at 4:30 pm, and the beautiful day comes to an end.

Rhodes: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

6. Rhodes: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Explore Rhodes, the island of the Knights. Discover the long history and significant culture which has developed  throughout the years. The island has a rich collection of historical sites and monuments that represent the Greek history and which are worth visiting.  Benefit from this truly unique opportunity to visit the city of Rhodes and become acquainted with several of its sights and points of interest, both within the city and along the trajectory from site to site.  Have the opportunity to stop at the Aquarium, the port of Mandraki, the Government buildings, the New Market, the Old Town with the Palace of the Great Magister, the New Marina, the hill of Monte Smith with the Acropolis of the Ancient city of Rhodes, the Temple of God Apollonas, the Ancient Theatre and the Ancient Stadium. The audio guides on the bus are available in 9 languages, Greek, English, German Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, Turkish and Hebrew.

From Kos: Nissyros guided island tour and volcano

7. From Kos: Nissyros guided island tour and volcano

Begin the day taking a ferry from Kardamena port enjoying your mini cruise on Mediterranean Sea. Once you have arrived get on a bus accompanied by experience guide and drive to Volcano crater. During the ride listen to history of the island, customs and everyday life of domestic people. Walk up the hill to explore volcanic crater and feel cosmic atmosphere around you. Return to the port of Mandraki and stroll in its charming little streets. Buy souvenirs made of black lava in small local shops located around the port. Optional visit a monastery of Panagia Spiliani with breathtaking views of the island and its Bay. Take a ferry back in the afternoon to Kos feeling exited and full of memories!

Nisyros Unveiled: A Day in Aegean Paradise with transfer!

8. Nisyros Unveiled: A Day in Aegean Paradise with transfer!

Embark on a journey just 40 minutes from Kos's Kardamena to discover Nisyros, a hidden gem in the heart of the Aegean. Immerse yourself in a day trip to this petite volcanic paradise, where the majestic Polyvotis Volcano unveils a unique experience, promising unparalleled natural beauty that captivates the senses. Uncover the secrets of Polyvotis Volcano, an imposing marvel that enchants with its unmatched splendor. This excursion isn't merely about witnessing nature's power but about immersing yourself in the pristine landscapes that transform Nisyros into a haven for nature enthusiasts. On one side, experience the dormant yet active volcano with an unforgettable descent into the 300m diameter crater, Stefano, transporting you to a lunar landscape. On the other side, authentic villages with whitewashed houses, flowers, traditional cafes, cliffside chapels, cobblestone squares, and paths await to enchant you. A special gem, the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani atop Mandraki, boasts a renowned ecclesiastical museum and offers breathtaking views of Mandraki and the Aegean Sea. Indulge in the local delight of traditional soumada (almond juice). Enjoy a seamless experience with our transfer service, ensuring you are picked up and dropped off close to your hotel. Immerse yourself in Nisyros, where the active volcano meets charming villages and cultural treasures. #NisyrosDiscoveries #AegeanEscape 🌋🏞️

From Kardamena: Nisyros Ferry tickets & Volcano Bus Transfer

9. From Kardamena: Nisyros Ferry tickets & Volcano Bus Transfer

Embarkation from Kardamena: Begin your unforgettable journey from the picturesque port of Kardamena. Setting sail from this charming coastal town, our adventure commences with a leisurely boat trip across the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Boat Trip to Nisyros: During the approximately one-hour boat trip, relax and unwind on deck or take in the panoramic vistas of the surrounding islands and shimmering seascape. As we approach Nisyros, anticipation builds for the adventures that lie ahead. Exploring Nisyros Volcano: Upon arrival, you will be advised to board the bus for a scenic ride to the heart of the island. Here, amidst the rugged landscape, lies the magnificent volcano, our first stop on this exhilarating tour. Explore the otherworldly terrain, marvel at the volcanic craters, and learn about the island's fascinating geological history. Visit to Mandraki Village and Panagia Spiliani Monastery: After immersing ourselves in the wonders of the volcano, we'll journey by bus onwards to the enchanting village of Mandraki. Nestled against a backdrop of azure skies and turquoise waters, Mandraki exudes charm and tranquility. Spend your time wandering through the labyrinthine streets, discovering hidden treasures, and embracing the relaxed pace of island life. Optionally, you can visit the Panagia Spilliani Monastery, offering breathtaking views. Indulgence in Mandraki: Indulge in traditional Greek cuisine at local tavernas, sip on refreshing beverages by the waterfront, or simply bask in the warm Mediterranean sun. With its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, Mandraki offers the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Return to Kardamena: As the day draws to a close, we'll return to the port of Kardamena, carrying with us cherished memories of a day spent exploring the wonders of Nisyros. Join us on this unforgettable journey and experience the magic of the Aegean like never before!

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What people are saying about Mandraki

Very nice excursion, the descent into the crater of the Volcano is very impressive and interesting. The village of Mandraki is very pretty and pleasant. Unfortunately, the visit to the monastery could not be made, it was exceptionally closed! I really regret this part that I really wanted to do. Beautiful day all the same.

Highly recommend. Great day at Nisyros, what a beautiful island. Boat, bus, guide and organization are very good. The food at the recommended restaurant is indeed very good and their service is quick. Questions after booking were answered very quickly by the organization, even late at night. Thank you for a great day!

It was a lot of fun, it helped that the weather was amazing. Me and my group enjoyed ourselves, had great views and got to see fishes down below. We had enough time to take pictures and look at our surroundings. It’s a good value for money and I’d do it again

Great experience and very friendly tour guide. We recommend everyone how stays in the hotels that are close to Mastichari because it is very close to harbor city Kardamena

Excellent experience. Tour of about half an hour to see Rhodes and then dive to see the seabed and the fish