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Nisyros & Kos Volcanic Islands in Greece

One week on Greek islands. The itinerary is more for nature lovers, despite Kos's reputation as a party island, with a little island hopping you'll have a very chill vacation with cool nature spots.

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EuropeGreece8 days / September 2021

Highs & Lows

The natural hot spring in the sea - you should go in the night! The volcanic crater of Nisyros - not a typical scene at all.

Cities in Kos are very touristy, try to opt for staying as much as possible on smaller islands.

Itinerary Overview

This trip is for people who love to be in a chilled out atmosphere and discover beaches, viewpoints and some wonders of nature. You can do all the touristy activities on the island of Kos, but if you prefer some small places and hidden gems, jut hop on a boat like we did, and enjoy the hospitality and kindness that surrounds you when you meet greek people!

  • 2 Nights: Nisyros
    Volcanic island with picturesque views, an interesting volcanic crater and natural park.
  • 2 Nights: Kos
    Old town of Kos and the hot spring in the sea!
  • 4 Nights: Kefalos
    Beaches nearby

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I'd shorten the stay on Kos island and make it longer on Nisyros or maybe visit another smaller island (Kalimnos for example) for 2-3 days.

  • Packing tips?

    If you find remote beaches bare in mind that there are no showers, so if you'd like to get rid of salt bring an extra bottle of water or wetwipes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Once you are on an island, don't stay in the town or city. Rent a quad/scooter for at least a day and discover the area. Greek islands are especially amazing when you stumble upon less visited places.


  • Profyris Hotel It was a budget option for staying, because the hotel is a bit old, but very clean with a nice breakfast, we enjoyed the stay here. Also on Nisyros in general the electricity may go off for a few hours, because the infrastructure is not great, in my view, this just adds to the charm.

  • Orpheus Studios These are apartments near the shore, walking distance from the old town. Very clean, modern and comfortable.

  • Billy's Apartments It was the lowest budget accommodation we had, the owner family was very nice and the place was clean. It was a bit retro, but it adds to the charm of Greece in my view. But it was quite far from the center and the beach, it's good the bear this in mind.