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Nissyros Holidays

Nissyros holidays

The unique and atmospheric island of Nissyros, just an hour by boat from Kos, is distinguished by the pair of large volcanic craters at its centre which are still active (albeit currently dormant – the last eruption was in 1888!). The volcanic soil makes the island’s interior much greener than nearby Tilos or Halki, and a variety of walking trails offer fabulous views of the island’s craters and neighbouring islands.

It is of course a must to explore the volcano, the moonlike crater floor and its bubbling mud pools (but please don’t fall in!). Legend has it that the seismic sound effects are the groaning of a giant defeated in battle by Poseidon.

 

 

Nissyros

Holidays In Nissyros

Mandraki is the main port and has typically narrow stone-paved lanes lined with whitewashed houses and vibrantly painted balconies. There is the usual array of harbourside tavernas but the best are to be found around the small town square of Kambos. Mandraki is guarded by a 14th century Knights’ castle, containing a monastery within the fortress walls above.

Nissyros is easy to explore as it is circular and only some 8 kms in diameter (the caldera width alone measures 3-4 kms). Elsewhere you will come across a handful of tiny villages, other monasteries, churches, thermal spas, fortifications dating from 7BC, and free-roaming pigs!

Wednesday flights from Gatwick and a range of regional airports to Kos. Then taxi to port (20 mins) and ferry (40 mins – ticket included). Short transfer to accommodation. On the return the reverse applies.

We do not have a representative on Nissyros and transfers are unescorted. The hoteliers will happily provide local information and our main agent in Rhodes can always be contacted.

Available locally.

With any other island served by flights to Kos e.g. Lipsi, Leros (note: midcentre transfers will usually involve an overnight stay on Kos)

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