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Almonds, olives and Volcanoes

- 8-days walking & study tour on the volcanic islands of Nisyros & Cos, Greece -

"Dear Tobias and staff,
Many thanks for the excellent tour on the Best Kept Secret, Nisyros island. The volcano was of course a vivid memory and just one of the higlights to the tour." Eleana, V. April 2010
The caldera of Nisyros volcano
The caldera of Nisyros volcano
Spiliani monastery
Spiliani monastery
Spring on Nisyros
Spring on Nisyros
The ancient acropolis Paliocastro
The ancient acropolis Paliocastro
At the Diavatis chapel
At the Diavatis chapel
Aerial photo of Yali and Nisyros island
Aerial photo of Yali and Nisyros island
The crater Stefanos
The crater Stefanos
Fomaroles at Ployvotis crater
Fomaroles at Ployvotis crater
A rare spinel crystal
A rare spinel crystal
Discover the island of Kos with its beautiful ancient town centre, its Venetian castle and the sanctuary of Asclepios! It is also a good starting point to our main target, Nisyros island. The small volcanic island of Nisyros, in the shadow of neighbouring Cos Island, is one of the most fascinating of Greece. It's well worth spending more than just a brief visit: formed entirely by colourful volcanic rocks, it is green, lush and not overcrowded by tourism. On this tour, we walk on century-old trails and see spectacular evidence of young volcanic activity, ancient ruins, endemic plants and animals. We will discover prehistoric sanctuaries and unknown ancient sites.
  • The beautiful ancient town center of Kos
  • Unspoiled nature and spectacular scenery
  • Active craters and fumaroles on Nisyros volcano
  • Beautiful villages & ancient places
  • Romantic atmosphere
  • Greek hospitality and island life

8 days itinerary (click on the photos to enlarge them!)

Day 1: Arrival on Cos island
Welcome on Kos island and a first round trip
Acc.: Hotel near the ancient port of Cos town
Day 2: Discovering Cos
Discovering Cos town
Acc.: hotel near the old port of Cos town
Day 3: Sailing to Nisyros
Sailing to Nisyros
Acc.: Hotel in the harbour at Mandraki
Day 4: Walking to the active craters of the Caldera
A visit of the active volcanoes in the middle of the island
Acc.: Hotel in Mandraki
Day 5: The hanging garden of Nisyros "Diavatis"
The highest tops of Nisyros volcanoes
Acc.: Hotel in Mandraki
Day 6: Round trip on Nisyros
Today we discover the island by car. We discover the villages, the Liés beach and may discover rare minerals.
Acc.: family hotel at Mandraki port
Day 7: Return to Cos island
Transfer to Kos island by ship
Acc.: Hotel near the ancient harbour of Kos
Day 8: Departure from Cos
Flight back to your country
Acc.: No other accommodation

Arrival info:

Arrival at Cos KGS airport and transfer by airport bus / taxi to the hotel in Cos town centre. Your tour guide, Tobias Schorr will welcome you at the airport and will drive together with you to your hotel. If Tobias Schorr can´t pick you up, a taxi driver will be waiting for you!

Tour code:NIS_UGV
Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology
Group size:6-10
Duration: 8 days


25 Apr - 2 May 2020
17-24 Oct 2020

Price (p.p.): 1460 €  ? 


  • 2 nights accommodation on Kos island
  • 5 nights accommodation on Nisyros
  • Half-board (breakfast & dinner)
  • All transfers on Nisyros and on Kos
  • Entry fees in Kos and on Nisyros
  • Experienced tour guide (English, German & Greek speaking)

Tour guide:

Tobias Schorr
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