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Belonging to the Dodecanese chain of islands, Nisyros island is located between the islands of Tilos and Kos. Famous mainly for its volcano, which is located near its center, and close to the village of Nikia, the island of Nisyros is ideal for a quiet and relaxing vacation.
The capital of the island is Mandraki, which is also its harbor, and here you can witness the unique architecture of the island, with white-washed homes and narrow streets. The Monastery of Panagia Spiliani is located on an imposing rock over Mandraki and is a popular attraction.
Some other places of interest include the Castle of Spiliani, the Monastery of Panagia and many other temples and historical sites. You can reach the closest airport to Nisyros, by a 2-hour boat journey. The volcano is the most visited attraction, which allows visitors to walk over the crater, a memorable experience as the volcano is still semi-active. There is frequent transportation to the volcano and the entire trip is breathtakingly beautiful.
The island is easily accessible and can be reached by ferry from Kos and Pireaus. There are daily trips from Kardamena village in Kos, during summer. Nisyros also has a heliport.
Another attraction is the thermal springs in Loutra, which are still operational today. Regarding entertainment, Nisyros has a very quiet nightlife with peaceful and beautiful taverns, cafes and bars available around the island.
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