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Nisyros Ferry

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Nisyros is a wonderful island famous for its volcano, the traditional local architecture, and the picturesque villages. Mandraki is both the capital and the main port of the island, while it has many lovely little stone-built houses. During the summer season, a lot of festivals are organized in Nisyros attracting various visitors and also, the lovers of culture. In summer, there are daily ferries between Nisyros and all the other islands of the Dodecanese. The island of Nisyros is connected by ferry to Rhodes, Tilos, Symi, Kos, Kalymnos and more islands.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Nisyros by ferry, where to buy your tickets, and information about Nisyros, and its port, along with many photos.

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Ferries to Nisyros depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The trip from Athens to Nisyros lasts for about 13.5 hours. Nisyros is also connected with other islands of the Dodecanese, like Rhodes, Kos, Symi, and Kalymnos.

Ferry schedules to Nisyros


There are ferries to Nisyros from Athens and the islands several times per week during the summer.


Ferry from Rhodes to Nisyros

In the summer, there is at least 1 ferry from Rhodes to Nisyros every day. The ferry trip from Rhodes to Nisyros lasts for 3-4 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is about '15' 'EUR' 15 Euros) for a standard seat.
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Ferry from Tilos to Nisyros

Throughout the peak season, there is usually one ferry from Tilos to Nisyros almost every day. The ferry trip from Tilos to Nisyros lasts for 40 minutes-1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is '7.5' 'EUR' (7.5 Euros) - '14' 'EUR' (14 Euros).
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Ferry from Symi to Nisyros

In the summer, there is usually one ferry from Symi to Nisyros almost every day. The ferry trip from Symi to Nisyros lasts for 2.5-5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '13' 'EUR' (13 Euros) for a standard seat.
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Nisyros?


The main type of ferry that sails to Nisyros is the conventional ferry. The ferry companies that sail to Nisyros are Dodekanisos Seaways and Blue Star Ferries.


Island hopping from Nisyros


Nisyros is a very good base for island-hopping to the Dodecanese islands. Some of the most popular island-hopping routes from Nisyros are from Nisyros to Rhodes, from Nisyros to Kos, and from Nisyros to Symi.

Travel tips


Travel tips to organize your travel:

  • From Nisyros, you can easily access several islands of the Dodecanese by ferry.
  • The best way to plan your trip to Nisyros is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
  • The main port in Nisyros is Mandraki on the northwest side of the island.




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The volcano of Nisyros is located close to the village of Nikia. The best time to visit is early in the morning or late in the afternoon, because a lot of walking is required in order to reach it. Do not miss a stroll around Nikia to see a breathtaking view of the volcano.

The capital and main port of Nisyros is Mandraki, a picturesque place with stone houses and lovely chapels that stand on top of a hill. Walk up and down the beach promenade of Mandraki and visit the Byzantine Castle above the village.

There are both sandy and pebbles beaches in Nisyros. They are not much organized but offer a relaxing atmosphere, away from daily noise and routine. Nisyros can also be visited as a daily excursion from Kos.

Why visit Nisyros?


Hop on a ferry to Nisyros for quiet holidays off the beaten tourist trail and for relaxation away from the hustle and the bustle.

  • Close to the village of Nikia, you’ll find the infamous volcano of Nisyros.
  • The capital and main port of Nisyros is Mandraki, a picturesque place with stone houses and lovely chapels that stand on top of a hill.
  • In the summer, Nisyros plays host to several film and music festivals.


The best season to visit Nisyros


The best season to visit Nisyros is the summer. This time of the year, you’ll get to enjoy the island’s beaches and explore the volcano.

Is Nisyros for you?


If you’re looking for a secluded island with rich culture and breathtaking landscapes, Nisyros is a fantastic option!

Sightseeing in Nisyros


Some of the best places to visit in Nisyros are the volcano, Paleokastro, the Venetian Castle, the church of Panagia Spiliani, and the Ecclesiastical Museum.

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Port description

Nisyros is a small island of the Dodecanese, located between Kos and Tilos. As tourism is not very much developed in Nisyros, this is a great island to enjoy total privacy. The main port of Nisyros is Mandraki, which receives ferries from Piraeus in Athens, Rhodes, Kos, and all the other islands of the Dodecanese.

Connected ports to Nisyros

Athens, Piraeus - Amorgos, Katapola - Astypalea - Chalki - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Kalymnos - Kastelorizo - Kos, Port - Kos, Kefalos - Leros - Lipsi - Patmos - Rhodes - Symi, Port - Tilos


There is a bus that connects the port of Nisyros with villages and beaches around the island, including Nikia, Emporios, and Pali. There are also taxis and a few car rental companies on the island.

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