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Almonds, olives and Volcanoes

- 10-days walking & study tour on the volcanic island of Nisyros, 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
On this tour you have the opportunity to discover Athens and its famous ancient highlights. The island of Cos with its beautyful ancient town center and its castle will offer a beautiful contrast to the city of Athens and will give us the flexibility to get easily to our main target, Nisyros island. The small volcanic island of Nisyros, in the shadow of neighboring Cos Island, is one of the most fascinating of Greece. It's well worth spending more than just a brief visit: formed entirely by colorful 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 sactuaries and unknown ancient sites.
  • The highlights of Athens (Acropolis, etc.)
  • The beautiful ancient town center of Cos
  • 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!)

Dag 1: Arrival on Cos island
Welcome on Kos island and a first round trip
Acc.: Hotel near the ancient port of Cos town
Dag 2: Discovering Cos
Discovering Cos town
Acc.: hotel near the old port of Cos town
Dag 3: Sailing to Nisyros
Sailing to Nisyros
Acc.: Hotel in the harbour at Mandraki
Dag 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
Dag 5: The hanging garden of Nisyros "Diavatis"
The highest tops of Nisyros volcanoes
Acc.: Hotel in Mandraki
Dag 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
Dag 7: Return to Cos island
Transfer to Kos island by ship
Acc.: Hotel near the ancient harbour of Kos
Dag 8: Departure from Cos
Flight back to your country
Acc.: No other accommodation

Aankomst info:

Arrival at Athens airport and transfer by airport bus to the hotel in Athens center. Your tour guide, Tobias Schorr will welcome you at the airport and will drive together with you to your hotel.

Tour code:NIS_UGV
Soort reis: Wandelen: natuur - geologie - Archeologie
Moeilijkheidsgraad:Matige
Group size:6-10
Duur: 10 days (9 nights)

Datums:

25 Apr - 2 May 2020
17-24 Oct 2020

Prijs (pp): 1460 €  ? 

Inbegrepen:

  • 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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