Holidays in Nisyros island
The unpretentiously beautiful Nisyros belongs to the Dodecanese complex. The volcanic aura, the authentic villages and the beaches with the wild beauty, make up the profile of a place entirely unique and totally lovable!
Capital and port of Nisyros is the charming village of Mandraki, built in a hill on top of which the city Castle dominates. Cobbled streets, whitewashed houses with colorful balconies and picturesque squares with ornate and pebbled floors are the main features of this city. It is worth walking along the coast and to rest at Eleftheria (Freedom) Square, under the protective shade of large trees. In the square, you will find stylishly taverns and cafés. An important attraction of the capital is the Archaeological Museum and the Folk Museum Nisyros, housed in Irinis Patriki house. Do not forget to visit the medieval castle, which offers panoramic views of the city. Within the Castle, the monastery of Panagia Spiliani stands. Within walking distance from the capital, there are the hot springs in Loutra.
Just outside Mandraki village, there is Paleokastro, where the acropolis of the ancient city, with its impressive walls of volcanic stone unfolds. Worth to stay in Paleokastro until sunset time and enjoy a beautiful sunset!
During your stay in Nisyros, you can visit the mountainous village Emporeios which is nonchalantly perched on the rim of a caldera. Enjoy a coffee or lunch, overlooking the magnificent panoramic view of the caldera and the Prophet Elijah church. At the entrance of the village, you will find a cave, which, because of its heat, is considered a natural sauna! Of high interest is also Pantoniki Castle.
Equally beautiful is Nikia village, which seems to be perched on a hillside, offering breathtaking views of the caldera and the deep blue Aegean Sea. The restored mansions, the tiled roofs and the main square of Porta, with its oval shape and the beautiful pebble floors create a magical setting! In this beautiful square the imposing church of Isodia tis Theotokou (Presentation of Virgin Mary) stands. Major attractions of the village are the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, as well as the fascinating Volcanological Museum of Nisyros.
Do not leave the island without visiting the volcano, with “Stefanos” the great crater. The experience will be unforgettable!
The tiny, almost perfectly round, island of Nisyros, with its whitewashed houses, the labyrinthine streets, the pebbled squares, the majestic castles, the medieval monasteries and the landscapes of fantastic beauty, are waiting to unfold their secrets, in a dreamy journey, full of new experiences and image alternations!
The volcanic nature of Nisyros has given the island a unique natural environment. This specificity is also evident on the beaches, which are famous for their wild natural beauty.
Within walking distance from the capital, there is the famous Chochlakia beach with its special black pebbles. Close to Mandraki, lies the small, sandy beach of Agios Savvas.
On the north side of the island, just before Pali fishing village, there is the popular Gialiskari, also known as Lefki Paralia (White Beach). In Pali beach, you will find with dark sand and trees. Further below, there are Katsouni and Lies beaches.
On the eastern coast of Nisyros one of the most beautiful beaches unfolds; the secluded Pachia Ammos, to where, however, access is relatively difficult.
On the southern coast of the island, you will find the beach Avlaki; ideal for diving from the rocks. Alternatively, you can visit by boat the nearby Gyali and Agios Antonios islands and swim in their splendid beaches.
- The Volcano
- The church of Panagia Thermiani in Palous
- The Monastery of the Cross
- The Castle in Argos
- Pergousa Village
- Pachia Village
- Stroggili Village
- Kapamas Goat
- Myzithra Cheese
- Kopanisti Cheese
- Donuts with local honey
- Tomatoes Sweets
- Soumada (Orgeat)
How to get there
Travelling by boat
You can travel to Nisyros by boat, from the port of Piraeus, on the Blue Star Ferries line.
For more information on the itineraries visit the company’s site:
Connections with other ports
The island of Nisyros is connected by boat with the islands of Kalimnos, Kos, Rhodes, Astypalea, Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Tilos, Symi and Kastelorizo.
Transfer within Nisyros Island
For your transportation on the island you can use taxies or either rent a car or a motorcycle.
During your stay in Nisyros, you can be served for health issues:
Regional clinic of Nisyros, Tel: (+30) 22420 31217
Useful phone numbers
Nisyros Port Authority: (+30) 22420 31222
Police Station of Nisyros: (+30) 22420 31201
Regional clinic of Nisyros: (+30) 22420 31217
TAXI: (+30) 22420 31474, 6979969810