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Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

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Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Hey!

Could you recommend me which ferry is the best to go to the Nisyros with own car?

And how much it cost?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

It is best to book direct with the ferries at the port, it is slightly lower cost than via the travel agents.

If you want to take your car then you need to book in advance as there is only room for 2 or 3 cars on each ferry, the boats themselves are much of a muchness and often owned by the same people.

It is a good trip and the advantage of having the car is being ahead of the crowds, so when you get to the Island drive straight to the crater, that way you will be able to access it in peace and quiet, by the time the coasches arrive (typically 6 - 10) and they give their talks, as their passengers are then walking down into the crater you are walking up.

You can then explore the Island and some of the mountain villages with views over the crater.

I can't recall the exact cost but if you check back through my posts on Kos I have previously outlined the cost and the breakdown of the tickets.

It is a very good trip and we have done it a couple of times.

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2. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Thank you!

Do you know if it's possible to go there and back the same day?

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3. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Ask in the local ticket agencies for days/times/costs, possibly the 'Panagia Spiliani' from Kardamena, you can also go from Kos town early morning on Bluestar ferries, one day a week.

Ferries are fixed prices. Some travel agents do charge commission avoid those.

There are rooms for rent on the island at reasonable prices so you don't need to return same day.

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4. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

And do check that if you are renting the car that the conditions allow you to take it on ferries. Many car rental companies providing cars in Greece either don't allow this or require it to be declared at the time of collecting the car.

Obviously if you own the car you can do what you like.

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5. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Most car companies are fine with you taking a car to Nisiros as it's Greece, however none of them cover the car when it's actually on the ferry itself, the ferry staff drive the car on and off the ferry for you so the risk is minimal.

Ferry prices are lower if you book at the ferry, obviously when a travel agent / hotel sells you tickets they get a commission payment for doing so, if you ask direct at the Ferry and it's a car & say 4 passengers they will do you a lower rate if you ask. We did in 2012 & 2013 when we did the trip.

It's easy to do there and back in the day, leave in the morning and it's about an hour to get there, you then have the morning, lunch and afterneeon on the Island and you can come back on either a early afternoon or late afternoon ferry.

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6. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Tourist boats depart 9.30am every morning and depart Niyros at 3.30pm every day....but twice a week there is usually a tourist boat that departs at 12 noon and returns at 8pm...these are the tourists boats from Kardamena...have a feeling it is 20 euros each way for your car, 16 euros each way for each adult passenger....so I guess if you want to go for the day...go on a day where you can depart at 9.30am and return on the 8pm..and have a full day there....as Barry says, go down to the harbour around 9am and ask the captains.....and book in advance...

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7. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

Just came from Kos. So ferry from Kardamena to Nisyros and back (2 adults + car) cost EUR 60 now.

Goes at 9:30 and back at 15:30 or 16:30

Edited: 30 June 2014, 10:45
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8. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

well that is very cheap...as usually return is 16 euros per person...ah was this on the Spiliani...which is a line boat...

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9. Re: Ferries from Kardamena to Nisyros (end of June)

@christinefromkos - twice a week departs at 12? which day, maybe you know...

Edited: 16 July 2014, 10:55
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