Introduction - About Nissyros Island
Nissiros or Nisyros, a small island in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, has lots of natural beauties and a rich cultural heritage whose inhabitants maintain alive up to day.
The geomorphologic feature most characteristic of the island is its volcano. It is said that Nisyros was born after a series of successive eruptions of the volcano, which is unique of its kind in Greece. The volcano of Nissiros island is considered to be still active and because of the easy access to its craters, thousands of tourists and scientists from all over the world visit it every year. The volcano and the serenity that one experiences in the picturesque villages of Nissiros island are two of its main attractions that will truly captivate you.
Lastly, the island has a very rich fauna and flora that specialists have pronounced to be unique.
One of the natural attractions of Nisyros island is the volcano, on its central side, near the village of Nikia, on the plateau of Lakki. It's an active volcano with a large crater into which one can descend by steps. Entering the crater, one could easily believe that one was walking on the moon, were it not for the hot sun that shines above in all its glory. The crater is layered with a hot surface (not hot enough to scold, one can easily walk on it but shoes, preferably mountain boots are most definitely required) and thick vapours, and is frequently visited by tourists from the nearby Greek islands.
Nisyros also has therapeutic springs with good curative properties at Loutra, near the capital.
The history of Nisyros is inter-twined with its mythology and gives Nisyros an aura of mystery. The closest airport to Nisyros is in Kos Island, about a 2 hour boat ride away. This travel guide provides details on accommodation, listing hotels, apartments, studios and pensions for rent. We provide general information on Nisyros and its volcano, the history of Nisyros as well as a slide show, various photographs and a map of the island. The closest weather station is also in Kos. For a detailed weather report for Nisyros.