Nisyros Volcano Tours

Nisyros Volcano
The volcanic island of Nisyros lies north of Rhodes, a craggy, mountainous and fertile speck in the Aegean Sea. It forms part of the Dodecanese Islands along with Kos and Tilos, and is an unspoiled treasure that has so far dodged the onslaught of mass tourism.

The volcano that forms the greater part of Nisyros last erupted in 1888 but it is one of the most active in the region. Of the island’s six craters, Polivotis is the biggest, measuring 260 m (853 ft) across and reaching a depth of 30 meters (98.5 feet); it steams gently as gases bubble up from underground. Thanks to all this volcanic activity, thermal springs disgorge their sulfurous waters into the sea at several points around Nisyros; visitors flock to the spa at Loutra on the north coast to take advantage of their healing properties, while other hot springs are found at Thermiani and Avlaki.

Nisyros’s main town of Mandraki is tucked into hills on the northwest tip of the island, a charming waterfront sprawl of squat, white-washed houses and taverna-lined piazzas. Inland Byzantine chapels such as the Church of the Panaghia Faneromeni are scattered across the landscape, accessible by way-marked cycling and hiking trails, but the most startling of the island’s cultural remains is the Paliaokastro, high on a hilltop overlooking Mandraki. Dating from the fourth century BC, this was once a mighty acropolis and fort but now little survives except for fragments of the walls constructed out of volcanic basalt, although two towers have been recently remodeled out of rock surrounding the site.

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Nisyros lies in the Aegean Sea north of Rhodes, with twice-weekly ferry services operating between the two islands; crossing time is around 3.5 hours.
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Full-Day Tour to Nisyros The Volcano Island

Get the full Greek experience with this multi-part tour: take a 1-hour cruise to Dodecanese Island and then enter a volcano where you can feel rumbling lava at your feet. After visit the Panagia Spillani monastery and learn about its history.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Aegean Adventure Nisyros Mandraki Island

Spend a day on the water on this full day adventure exploring smaller communities to the south of Kos in the Dodecanese islands. Depart from the local port to the island of Nisyros, a volcanic island that is home to the largest caldera in Europe. Then, on to the capital of Nisyros, Mandraki, for some shopping and free time. Return to the boat for lunch (included) and enjoy time to sunbathe or go for a swim before returning to Kardamena harbour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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7-Night Bodrum Peninsula and Greek Islands Yacht Cruise from Bodrum

Escape to the dreamy landscapes of Turkey’s Aegean coast for an unforgettable 7-night cruise around the Bodrum Peninsula and the Greek Dodecanese Islands. Board your yacht for an all-inclusive trip, stopping at Kargi, Bozburun, and the Greek Islands of Rhodes, Symi and Kos. Hop off to explore the ancient city of Knidos, hike the Nisyros volcano or sample the buzzing nightlife of Kos, or simply enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling as you float around the coast.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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Sailing Vacation in the Aegean, Greece (8 days)

Island hopping in the Aegean together with Sailing School? What more to ask for your holidays in the Aegean?Experience the Greek island hopping while taking theory and practice lessons sailing in the Aegean, the ideal setting for sailing in Greece.Start your adventure from Rhodes, where from you set out on your journey around the nearby islands of Symi, Tilos, Nisyros, Halki and other small less traveled islands.While sailing you take lessons and learn everything there is to know about sailing. At the end of your journey you are rewarded with the sailing Certificate.Suitable for families, couples or groups of up to 5 persons.Prior experience is not required. Suitable for experienced travelers as well.7 nights (8 days)Dodecanese is an island chain made for hopping. Aegean is perfect for sailing. So "learn sailing, discover and enjoy" describe best the Rhodes Sailing School and Island Hopping in the Aegean.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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