Visit the beautiful island of Nisyros and step back in time to experience Greece as it was 40 years ago. Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. This is your chance to walk across the vast crater floor. To experience the hissing sulphurous steam vents and the bubbling mud pools in a landscape resembling the moon.
The boat will depart from the Kardamena harbour at 09.30 am, the journey across is approximately 50 minutes. Use this time to take some of your holiday photos. The view is amazing.
As you head to Nisyros on your right you will come across YIALI. This means glass in Greek. It is the 3rd largest pumice mine in the world, run by La Farge, the French cement giant who pay Nisyros for the mining rights. It is only inhabited by the workers of this company, at any given time between 10-15 people.
Just as we pass Yiali we meet AGIOS ANTONIOS, a small uninhabited island with a beautiful beach. This island is not easily accessible.
On your left you will see a small round island STRONGILI -meaning rounded in greek. As you will see it is only a small deserted island.
Once we are in Nisyros, you will be escorted to the coaches for the volcano. As you start your climb towards the crater, make sure you enjoy the view. The crater is approximately a 7km drive. It will take between 15/20 minutes to arrive. You will have about 35/40 minutes to spend in the crater before you are bought back to Mandraki where you started your trip. You will then have free time to enjoy Mandraki, have lunch or just wander the picturesque streets and enjoy the local culture.