GUIDE TO NISYROS
Housing Greece's youngest and still active volcano, the island of Nisyros offers a peaceful vacation and spectacular natural scenery. Its picturesque villages and amazing beaches make this non-touristy island a great destination for alternative holidays in Greece.
For information that will help you plan your trip to Nisyros, check out the sections of our travel guide, where you can find out more about the island's must-see locations, beaches, hotels, restaurants and recommended activities. A selection of photos from all around the island is also provided!
The nearest airport to Nisyros is located on the island of Kos. Ferry connections are available between the two islands. Alternatively, you can get to Nisyros directly by ferry from Athens (Piraeus port). The islands of Rhodes, Tilos and Simi are also connected to Nisyros via ferry among others.
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Nisyros is a heavenly island that belongs to the Dodecanese group of islands, in the Aegean Sea.
Thanks to its unspoiled charm and secluded location, it is shaping up to be one of the hottest alternative destinations in Greece.
The trademark and main pole of attraction of the island is its volcano, which is located in the center of the island. This is the youngest volcano in Greece, as it is only(!) 160,000 years old and it is still active. In fact, it is one of the four active volcanoes in Greece, together with those of Santorini, Methana and Milos.
Many volcanologists and geologists visit the island every year to explore the volcano!
The island is also dotted with some picturesque little villages worth visiting. The most beautiful ones, Mandraki and Nikia, stand out for their traditional architecture and laid-back atmosphere.
Nikia offers a wonderful vista of the volcano, while Mandraki is the island’s center of activities.
When you need a beach fix, head to the secluded beaches of Nisyros Greece. Their peaceful ambiance and crystal clear waters make them perfect for those who want to escape the crowds and relax.
If you manage to peel yourself away from the beautiful beaches, definitely go for hiking and sightseeing, some of the best things to do on Nisyros island!
So, if you’re seeking a beautiful Greek island destination off the beaten tourist trail, look no further than Nisyros!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Nisyros is one of the least touristy islands of the Dodecanese and although the accommodation options are limited, there are a few great hotels that offer well-equipped rooms and additional amenities.
You will find them in the area of Mandraki, which is the island's capital and the liveliest place with the most tourist facilities.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The only way to reach the island of Nisyros is by ferry. There are ferries to from Piraeus port, in Athens, but also from other islands of the Aegean. The closest airport is on Kos island and it is connected to Nisyros by ferry.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF NISYROS
Discover the best of Nisyros! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!
Mandraki is the main village in Nisyros and a lovely place for evening strolls. The port promenade of Mandraki is lined up with cozy cafeterias and fish taverns.
The volcano of Nisyros is located in the centre of the island and it is still active. In fact, this is among the youngest volcanoes in the Mediterranean basin.
Nikia is a traditional village located on the hill above the volcano. It offers panoramic view of the craters and the entire island.
Lies is a relaxing sandy beach in Nisyros. Most beaches on the island are unorganized and offer secluded atmosphere.
Paleokastro is a classical period acropolis of the ancient city. It is still in very good condition because of its high-quality construction.