Overview

Introduction

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.

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!

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Getting there

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.

Representative

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.

Car Hire

Available locally.

Multi-Centre Options

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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Best time to go
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Time Difference

GMT + 2 hours

Currency

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Language

Greek

Average flight times

3 hours 40 minutes ( flight to Kos). Then transfer on to Nissyros.

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Note: Map is for guidance purposes only.

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Jackie Gogonas

Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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