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Nisyros  island

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 Nissiros is a small volcanic island situated between KOS and TILOS islands .The capital and port of Nisyros is Mandraki,set inthe northwest at the foot of a step Hill. The whiteness of the Houses forms a striking contrast to the dark volcanic earth. 

          The castle erected  by the Knights of John loons above the small town ,while a chapel nearby dedicated to Panayia tis Spilianis ,the patroness of the island ,clings to the tip of the rock. Built in 1600 it is linked with many traditions and has a lovely 18th century iconostasis

The islands hot springs ,fabled since antiquity and still in

use today, you can found it as Loutra ,just 1,5 km from Madraki .East of Loutra is the picturesque Fishing Village of Pali

Another Village ,EMBORIOS ,lies to the  southeast of Mandraki ,in the interior of the island ,in a lush area with mineral springs  and planted in olive trees , fruit trees ,fig trees and grapevines 

             You have to go  almost to the middle of  Nisyros to the Lakki Plateau to see the crater of the  extinct volcano  ,Polybates .

         It is  260 meters in diameter  and 30 m meters deep with steps leading down  to its center  .The reek of sulphur fills the surrounding air ,with the scenery could  belong to the  moon

In the south of the island the chumming village  of Nikia perches on the crest of the Hill 400 meters above sea level. It's white  houses with their brightly colored doors and windows and tile roofs are an attractive, complement to the greenery that abounds in the district. 

      Nsyros  is blessed with many lovely Beaches: Mandraki beash,Hochlaki beach ,Agia Irini Beach,  Avlaki Beach and Giali beach located opposite of the island of Nisyros





The island is connected by sea with  Piraeus Athens and Rhodes island

.It is also connected by a Rhodes and Athens

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