Nisyros is one of the small islands of Dodecanese, yet it is an island full of colors
and beauty. The traditionally built houses with the several colors, the dense vegetation,
the crystal waters, the beaches with the black pebbles, the imposing rocks and the
volcano craters, all together create a mysterious and especially impressive atmosphere.
The beaches of Nisyros that stand out are Mandraki, Paxia Ammos, Agia Irini, Hohlakoi
and Avlaki. The wild beauty of Nisyros along with the hospitality of the locals surely
makes it an ideal destination for holidays. On this island you will rest and relax,
leaving all worries and troubles behind. You can also visit the Castle of the island,
the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, the History and Folk Museum as well as the remains
of the ancient city. The nightlife is not very intense but you will surely have a
good time in Mandraki, where there are little taverns and some bars. In Nisyros you
will spend unforgettable holidays and you will enjoy every minute so wait no more,
book your ferry tickets now.
The Nisyros Port
There are regular ferry departures from the Piraeus port for the Nisyros port and
the journey, including stops at other islands, lasts about 15 to 20 hours. In fact
by booking your boat tickets online via aktoploika.gr your journey will be more comfortable
and carefree. Mandraki, the capital and the central port of Nisyros, enchants visitors
with its picturesque character and its impressive architecture.
Connection With Other Islands
Nisyros has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Astypalaia,
Halki, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Naxos, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi,
Tilos. There is also local boat connection with Kardamena port of Kos island.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Nisyros via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan
to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Transportation in Nisyros
In Nisyros there are no regular bus itineraries, or many buses, but there are some itineraries for some of the settlements of the island. You can visit the beaches of the island much easier by boat. You can also rent a motorbike from one of the rental agencies of the island.
Nisyros’ roads are in a very good condition, although moving to the island with a bus may become a little bit troublesome during summer, as most of the buses cover the route from and to Ifestio (volcano), mostly serving passengers from the near islands, making access to the rest of the settlements tough, especially during afternoons and evenings. You can of course rent a bicycle, or even walk, choosing one of the islands’ many trekking courses.
The breath of the earth!
The myth says that Poseidon, chasing the giant Polivoti, in the battle with the Titans,
he cut a piece from Kos, threw it over him and ... hit him. This part is Nissiros!
But as he was trapped in the bowels of the island, the giant burst of rage with explosions
and flaming gases. And that's why, the island is a volcano.
Geology though, supports that the island is a volcanic cone, which was emerged from the sea 150,000 years ago. The whole island is a volcano, the newest active volcano of the Aegean Sea. The most imposing temple is called Stefanos and is one of the best-
In the charming village Nikia, on the edge of the Caldera, visit the brand new and ultra-
Tiny beautiful squares with black and white pebbles, traditional white 2floor houses, complex streets, landings and magic glades compose a magical place.
Explore Mandraki, the bigger settlement and port of Nissiros, Paleokastro, Acropolis of the ancient city and excellent example of building technology, the monastery of Virgin Spiliani, which stands on a high cliff since 1600, the mountainous traditional village Emporios, with the castle of Pantonikis and the church of the archangels, as well as the seaport of Emporio, Pali, a picturesque fishing village. Festivals and gastronomy celebrations complete the character of this unique place. The festival of Sumadas, on August in Mandraki, has ... delicious flavor, while unique is also the festival of Virgin Spiliani,on the 15th of August.
There aren’t any organized beaches on the island. If you are looking for a shade,
you must buy and carry your own sea-
Nisyros has over walking paths, but some of them require endurance and good mountain conditions knowledge. In case there are kids or elders with you, it will be better to know each course’s condition before you start.
Happy Holidays in Nisyros!!!
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