Nisyros Sightseeing

Nisyros sightseeing
Sightseeing: 12 things to see in Nisyros island

Nisyros is a small island of the Dodecanese famous for its Volcano. The volcano of Nisyros is dormant but still active and constitutes the main sightseeing on the island. Many volcanologists and geologists actually come for a visit in Nisyros to study the volcanic activity on the island. Other important places to visit are the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani and the Venetian Castle, both located in Mandraki. Nikia is a very picturesque village in Nisyros and offers nice views to the island.

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In this section, you can see the best Nisyros Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Nisyros by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.





Best Sightseeing

By location:
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The Volcano of Nisyros is active and consittutes one of the youngest volcanoes in Greece. It is found close to Nikia village and it is the most visited site on the island.


Venetian Castle
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This Castle is also known as the Castle of Panagia Spiliani. It was probably built in the 14th century by the Knights of Saint John and gives a great view of the island.


Church of Panagia Spiliani
Location: Mandraki
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The name of this Monastery means "Virgin Mary of the Cave". It was probably built in the 15th century and hosts many ecclesiastical relics inside.


Best villages

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Location: On the north western side of the island
Description: Mandraki is the capital village and the main port of Nisyros. It has about few permanent inhabitants and remains an unspoilt holiday resort.


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Location: 14 km south east of Mandraki
Description: Nikia is actually a tiny, mountainous village. A hill above this village gives a great view to the magnificent volcano of Nisyros.


Best beaches

Location: 4 km east of Mandraki
Description: This popular beach is a long stretch of sand, sprinkled with dark pebbles. Few taverns and rooms to rent line this beach.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Non Organised

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Location: 13 km east of Mandraki
Description: The beach includes many different sized beaches within it, mostly inside the coves which have been formed by the sea.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised

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