Nisyros is a small island of Dodecanese that lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, very close to the coasts of Turkey. It is geographically located between Tilos and Kos and belongs to the complex of Dodecanese. Most beaches of Nisyros are located on the northern side, which is the best developed. On the southern side of Nisyros, there is Drakospilia, a beautiful and isolate cave.
The geography of Nisyros is characterized for its amazing volcanic features. The most famous geographical feature of Nisyros is the volcano, strongly connected to the history of the island. Located in the center of the island, a narrow path through pine trees and short vegetation leads to the caldera. Surrounded by high mountains, the Volcano impresses with the steaming craters and the intense smell of sulphur. The atmosphere is very hot. The biggest crater is Stefanos, 30 meters deep and with an ellipsoid shape.
Nisyros is mostly a mountainous island and its sides offer gorgeous view to the volcano and the sea. The highest peak is Prophet Elias, in the centre of Nisyros, with an altitude of 698 metres. The beautiful nature of Nisyros is crossed by narrow paths and the island is ideal for trekking.
Nisyros map View the map of Nisyros with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
View: Map of Nisyros