Travel advices for Cos & Nisyros

Political situation / atmosphere

Even Greece is in a serious economic crisis, foreign guest are welcome and needed! Sustainable tourism supports local business and family companies. The direct income keeps the people surviving at a time where there is no real social service. Our guest (even Germans) have never been spoken to in a bad way. We and any other nation is welcome and the Greek people are famous for their hospitality.
On our tours you will meet Greek people and may be that you will even find new friends.

Poisonous animals

There are no Poisonous animals on Cos and Nisyros. Even if there where, you have no "chance" to meet them.

Geological danger

Due to the subduction of the African plate below the Eurasian plate there are sometimes (small) earthquakes all over Greece.
If you are at the sea shore and you feel a strong earthquake, better ascend to higher areas as there could appear a Tsunami wave. The Nisyros volcanoes probably will not erupt in the next 20-100 years, so there is no real danger for visitors. More dangerous are the hot fumaroles and boiling & acidic mud pools in the Stefanos crater. You can get seriously burned if you get in contact with them. So we recommend a safety distance of at least 1-2 m. Also there is a danger of suffocation at Polyvotis crater if there is no windy weather due to the gases there.

Natural & danger in Greece

Greece is not generally a „dangerous“ country. But you should know that you are not at home in you country. May be that there are not the same safety standards like in your country. Not everything has been planned in a proper way. The roads may be to narrow, the edges of a path are not stable, the electric power may not work 24 hours or a bath may be slippery. If you are careful and do not risk things you can not handle, there is not more danger like in your home country. But you should keep in mind that medical help may not be organised well and may be late in case of emergency.