Nisyros museums

Nisyros is known for its rich culture and visitors can acquaint themselves with this culture by visiting some of the museums on the island. Containing a vast variety of artifacts and items, the museums are well maintained and are easily accessible.

The Folklore Museum of Nisyros consists of an interesting collection of photographs, traditional costumes, books, icons and fishing tools, apart form many other items. Located in a two storey building, 18th century building in Mandraki, the museum is on the road which leads to the Panagia Spiliani monastery.

Very interesting is also the Volcanological Museum of Nisyros that opened opened in June 2008. It is housed in a small building in Nikia, the closest village to the volcano. It presents photos and information about the volcano of Nisyros and other actove volcanoes around the world.

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Location: Nikia

The Volcanological Museum of Nisyros opened in June 2008. It is housed in a small building in Nikia, the closest village to the volcano. It presents photos and information about the volcano of Nisyros and other actove volcanoes around the world.


Archaeological Museum
Location: Mandraki

Housed in a building donated by the Giannidis brothers, the museum contains many artifacts retrieved from various archaeological sites in and around Nisyros. Located next to the Heroes Square at Mandraki, this museum is easily accessible.


Location: Mandraki

This small museum consists of an interesting collection of photographs, traditional costumes, books, icons and fishing tools, apart from many other items. Located in a two storey 18th century building in Mandraki, the museum is on the road which leads to the Panagia Spiliani monastery.


Ecclesiastical Museum
Location: Mandraki

Consisting of many heirlooms from the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani and Panagia Potamitissa, the Ecclesiastical museum has an impressive collection. The collection includes chalices, incenses, old gospels dated to the 19th century, ecclesiastical utensils, crosses and old seals, apart from a host of other items. The museum is housed in the monastery of Panagia Spiliani.


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