Hiking tours to Cos & Nisyros

Cos & Nisyros island

Highlights of this tour:

  • Good mixure of hiking & round trips
  • Nature & Culture & Geology
  • Discover the active volcanism of Nisyros
  • Enough time to take photos
  • Opportunity to discover minerals
  • Good local food
  • Tour guided by the Nisyros expert Tobias Schorr

Discover the nature & culture & active volcanism!

The island of Cos will be the start point of this tour to discover ancient highlights and the geological history of the island. Our hotel on Cos is situated close to the old harbour and so there are great opportunities to stroll through the ancient market square, to the Venetian castle and to picturesque lanes of the down town. Another trip will lead us to the famous Asclepion of Cos where the famous ancient doctor Hippocrates was told to have been active in ancient times. Later we will ascend to the mountain village of Zia and visit also the volcanic peninsula of Cefalos. We will sail to Nisyros island by ship. On a scenic route along Strongyle island and Yali island we will arrive at the harbour of Mandraki were our hotel is situated. On Nisyros there are nice hiking paths up to the mountain tops and to valleys. There are mysterious prehistoric and ancient sites to be discovered. There will be nice opportunities for taking photos of the beautiful villages like Nikia, Pali, Emporion or Mandraki. Tobias Schorr is an photo expert and he will help you to get great shots. The highlight of the island Nisyros is of course the active volcano. We will learn about its history at the great volcanological museum at Nikia viallage before we will descend to the caldera bottom with its volcano craters Stefanos and Polyvotis. There we will watch active and hot fumaroles and boiling mud. At other areas we will be able to discover rare minerals in the pumice quarries and in spring time even orchids can be found on our paths. After our excursions we will enjoy good local food in one of the traditional taverns in Mandraki town.