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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.

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

2. 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.

Samos: Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch to Samiopoula

3. Samos: Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch to Samiopoula

Enjoy a day of cruising and fun on this pirate style boat tour. Escape the crowds of Samos and chill as you sail along the Aegean Sea. Experience an unforgettable day as you sail to one of the most picturesque islands on the south of Samos Island, Samiopoula. This small yet enchanting island only has five people living on it. Soak up the glorious Greek weather on the white sandy beach, before you set sail to Kakorema beach. Cruise along the wild cliffs and drop anchor at a romantic bay. Cool off in the refreshing turquoise waters, if you like. Feeling hungry? No worries, indulge in a delicious BBQ lunch on the beautiful beach of Kakorema. Listen to Greek music play from the boat and participate in a sirtaki (Greek dance) on the sands of this beautiful secluded beach.

From Kusadasi: Roundtrip Ferry to Samos with Hotel Transfer

4. From Kusadasi: Roundtrip Ferry to Samos with Hotel Transfer

When joining our Kusadasi Samos Tour, expect to spend a day in a Greek island, and to explore everything that has to offer! Your excursion begins in the morning, with a transfer to the port. It is important to remember that for this trip, you will need a valid passport. For the purposes of our Kusadasi Samos Tour, you will embark on a spacious ferry, and cross the Aegean Sea. The journey takes, almost one hour, during which you can get some nice views over the infamous blue waters. Upon your arrival at the port of Samos, and after finishing the passport control, you are free to spend the day as you wish. Samos is famous for having a bit of everything, and due to the island’s size, you can expect to find all sorts of options. As an island, Samos has multiple bays where you can unwind, soak up the sun, and swim in turquoise waters. It doesn’t matter if you prefer crowded, or secluded bays, as in Samos you can find both, and enjoy the best swimming experience. If you are really into sightseeing, Samos won’t disappoint you! The island was the birthplace of the famous ancient mathematician, Pythagoras. Therefore, you can tour around, and visit some ancient sites, and museums to unfold the history, and receive interesting information about him. During the day, don’t forget to stroll around the charming villages of the island, admire the architecture, and interact with the locals. To get a better understanding of the island’s lifestyle and culture, visit one of the many tavernas, and taste some typical Greek recipes. This full day excursion finishes in the afternoon. The ferry will transfer you back to the port of Kusadasi, where a comfortable car will be waiting. Upon your arrival back at your hotel, expect to be full of amazing memories from your day in a Greek island.

Samos: private boat tours

5. Samos: private boat tours

Day Tour Chase the feeling of absolute bliss through endless sea visuals, swimming in remote, crystalline waters and embrace the magic of a spectacular sunset over sea. Explore Mourtia beach, klima beach, poseidonio and the amazing Kasonisi! See the coves of Samos island from a unique vantage point. Sunset Tour Samiopoula is a small island south of Samos with crystal clear waters and absolute tranquility. It offers to its few visitors the image of an incredible sunset that remains unforgettable. It is an authentic, exotic, tiny island ideal to offer you unique images. Definitely an excursion that you will remember forever.

Greece: Europe eSim Mobile Data Plan

6. Greece: Europe eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Greece hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Greece and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City. Carriers to use in Greece: T-Mobile (Cosmote), Vodafone, and Wind

Samos: Full-Day Guided Island Bus Tour

7. Samos: Full-Day Guided Island Bus Tour

Start the tour by stepping back in time to the Ancient Greek era with a visit to the Temple of Hera. Admire this marvelous feat of construction which dates back to ancient time. Then, head north for a guided tour of the 15th-century Monastery of Megali Panagia, an excellent example of Byzantine Greek architecture. Enjoy a short walk through the traditional mountain village of Pyrgos which is famous for its honey and ceramics for a short walk. After visiting Pyrgos, make an optional stop in the area of Koutsi – an ideal place to take panoramic photos. After this, visit a traditional winery for a chance to taste some of the famous Samian wines. Continue the tour through the varied green landscape until you reach the 2nd large town on the island called Karlovassi. Stop here for lunch and admire the beautiful neoclassical houses and mansions.  Next, set off again along the wild and romantic north coast until you reach the enchanting Valley of Nightingales. Enjoy a short walk here and a welcome coffee stop. Finally, finish the tour with a visit to the charming and picturesque fishing village of Kokkari before returning back to Samos Town and Pythagorion where the tour ends. 

From Kusadasi: Full-Day Jeep Safari to National Park

8. From Kusadasi: Full-Day Jeep Safari to National Park

If you like adventure, join this Jeep Safari Tour with Land Rover Jeeps. The national park is about 15 miles away from Kusadasi. After your pick-up from Kusadasi hotels/ port, you will directly drive to national park. Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Agean Sea view with lush olive trees and Turkish villages. The first place you wıll visit will be Echo Canyon and the old monastery where you can enjoy the view from over 1000 meters above sea level. Take lunch (BBQ) near the fire pool. Then, climb to the waterfall where you can enjoy the naturally rough terrain. The view from this area will include the island of Samos (Greece). You will make an exciting decent of the mountain and stop at Zeus Cave, where you will be able to swim in crystal clear waters. At Long Beach, enjoy a final swim, sunbathe on beach and you will also be able to get some drink in the cafe shop at the beach. After your last swim break at Long Beach, all the jeeps will drive back to the departure point.

Samos Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

9. Samos Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

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What people are saying about Samos

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 867 reviews

We enjoyed this excursion immensely. The charming village of Mandraki where we had a very delicious meal and the impressive volcano crater with a beautiful view. It was a nice mix of culture and relaxation. Because we were the last boat of the season, we were given fireworks on top as a farewell to the islanders, very nice to experience!

Michael our guide was a blast... He was super funny and explained it in German with great humor... The trip was worth it... All of that was also included: boat trip, transport to the volcano and guide :-)

Relaxed and interesting excursion. Everything was wonderfully organized. Guide competent, nice and funny. Nisyros is highly recommended. Nice little villages, white and blue, not as crowded as elsewhere.

The best thing - besides the wonderful island of Nysirus - was our Greek travel guide Michael, who was responsible for the German-speaking tourists -> very informative and super funny👍👍

Good service and great impressions! Transport to the port should be included again! Particularly nice guide Martin 😃