Nisos Nisyros Travel Guide
A Panoramic view from "Mike's PLace"
A Panoramic view from "Mike's PLace"
The Amazing sunset!
A family Restaurant..
Nisyros island seen from Dimitra beach,...
The colours of the volcano
Far from the madding crowds on Kos
In a nutshell
Wonderful day trip destination
Mandraki - the capital of the island
Your first steps on the island of Nisyros will most likely be in the harbour of Mandraki. Following the path straight on from the harbour, you'll find seaside taverns and cafes, souvenir shops, Artin's photo gallery, a small volcanic beach, further on the Archeological...
In the central part of Nisyros you can find the caldera and the major crater Stafanos. There are 20 craters on the island out of which 10 can be well seen and bear names. The Stefanos crater has a diameter of 330 m and is cca 27 m deep. It´s not difficult to get there as in...
As we got off the ferry we headed down the harbour road towards a bus stand to buy tickets for the bus that makes the trip up to the volcano. Be prepared for the sulphurous smells, it stinks!The bus trip allows about 50 mins there - enough time to take a walk down into the...
A Trip To White Beach
This was the best beach on the island, about 3 miles east of Mandraki. Not quite sand, tiny white stones intermingled with fragments of black.We manged to negotiate a ride on Panyoti's bus as far as the beach and I spent a couple of hours here while Nick left earlier. Good...
Lunch at Pali
On our way down from the volcano, Stavros took us for lunch at a taverna he was known in in Pali. We hopped off the bus at the turn-off (the bus had decided not to go into Pali today!!) and walked down to the village.There really wasn't much there in those early days of...
Wander Around Mandraki....
Mandraki, the chief place on Nissyros and the port, is a pretty place, larger than you first think. It's quite strung out and the narrow old streets wind their way unhurriedly into the centre. Along the coast road are a few eateries and drinkeries with pleasant sea views....
We actually did this trip twice, once on our own and again with our new friend Stavros, who wanted to take us for a day out.Both times we caught the local bus, an experience in itself. Panyiote the driver was certainly a character. Fuelled on alcohol, he would force the...
One day we caught The Bus up to Emborios, about a half hour ride. The village sits on the north edge of the caldera, enjoying good views to the crater and isa collection of old houses, many in poor states of repair. The village seemed to be very much in siesta mode as we...
Mike's Place: The Best Food and view at the port of Mandraki!!!
The food here is excellent, big plates with delicious products, all well- made by the best olive oil, fresh fish and local meat, well combination with the art of cooking! Here you can find EXCELENT gREEK PLATES AS Mousaka, souvlaki, tzatziki , Greek SALADS e.t.c but also...
Panorama / Fabbrica: Best and worst restaurant in Nisyros
Panorama restaurant is located about 100 m before the town square. Very authentic and delicious food. (Doesnt offer muc fish but then Greek cuisine is more than fish.) Good view and nice staff.Recommended: goat, chorta, pasticcio.Fabbrica is located at the entraqnce to the...
Nissyros Taverna: Lively Locals....
A simply wonderful experience, this is the oldest established eaterie on Nissyros. Father sits on a high stool at the charcoal grill, tending the meat, mother is in the kitchen and son and daughter-in-law do everything.(It must be different now as father was getting on a bit...
Babel and Mira Mare: Dancing all night long
Babel and Mira Mare are the only two nightclubs of the island. They are open till morning and people dance and have fun all night.
Updated Sep 16, 2003
Arriving and Leaving By Sea
Obviously the only way to get to Nisyros is by boat. In 1985 the good old Panormitis was THE ferry that chugged back and forth, calling at many of the Dodecanese islands.This is how we arrived from Symi, calling at Tilos enroute. I think there was another ferry, also,that...
Just the One....
Yes, there was just the one bus and I expect still is, on Nissyros. It to-ed and fro-ed up to the villages on the island and on days when the trip boats came in it became a tour bus to the volcano crater. The driver was a real character. On the day we took the bus to Emborio...
The fumes of the crater
Due to the higher concentration of sulphur fumes inside the Stepanos crater it is not recommended to people with respiratory system difficulties and cardiac patients as well as to pregnant women to descend into the bottom of the crater. You can still enjoy the views of the...
Now I'm not saying that things haven't improved on Nissyros since those halcyon days in the early '80's but these were the facilities at the crater.The bar was a shack serving warm retsina amongst other things. I don't think it even had a fridge!!After a drink you would then...
When in the volcano, there are plenty of these little sulphur pools, most have tape around them, but be careful some do not!
You should definetely go to the yali isle. You can go fishing or just swimming to the beutiful beach.
Written Sep 16, 2003
The friendliness of the islanders on Nisyros will remain with me forever. Nowhere in Greece have we encountered quite so much filoxenia and we were overwhelmed by their generosity.Whenever we were walking anywhere, a vehicle would stop and offer us a lift. When we were in...
This village is in fact the "capital" of the island!! Quite nice and authentic, not many tourists are coming here. Or the ones we saw came by coach and in group. Apparently some organised trip stop by one of the few restaurants...The main attraaction of the Island is a...
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