Aegean Adventure: A relaxing break involving swimming and a BBQ on a secluded beach with the Aegean sea as background. Then heading to the prestigious crater in Nissyros and walking the charming narrow streets of Mandraki.
Leaving Kefalos located in the south of Kos behind us, we are heading on a traditional fishing boat towards 2 picturesque islands. The first one: Agios Antonios is set just across from Giali where pumice is extracted and can only be reached by boat. After docking, guests can enjoy the beach and the clear shallow waters. There is also a small chapel on top of the hill that offers a nice panoramic view.
Lunch is served aboard before sailing to the next island. Nissyros is its name and is famous for its active volcano. The boat arrives in Mandraki, the capital of this small island that has kept a typical Greek charm. Buses are ready to take the guests up to the caldera which, with its 4 km width, is one of the biggest in Europe. The lunar landscape is unusual. Guests can go down by foot into the crater and discover the volcanic activity up close and personal: yellow crystals created by the sulphurous steam, holes in the bottom and the unmistakable odour of sulphur.
After this unique experience, buses will bring the guests back to the harbour and they will have free time to explore and enjoy the authentic Greek atmosphere. Some may want to go up to the monastery of Agia Spyliani to be amazed by the views that it offers. Others will prefer a stroll through its narrow streets.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: Between 5.30pm and 6pm.
Includes: Bus from/to the hotel in Kos, boat ticket from/to Nissyros, cost of the escort, bus from/to the volcano in Nissyros and lunch on-board the boat.
Excludes: Entrance free to the volcano in Nissyros.