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NISYROS

The Volcanic Beauty

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Nisyros is one of the more active but lesser known volcanic islands in Greece. The volcanic craters that blend white, orange and yellow rocks to create a unique sight. Nisyros volcano is the most active remain of the Cos caldera that exploded approximately 150,000 years ago. Although it has not exploded since 1888, Aside from the natural splendour, Nisyros will share a fascinating cultural experience. There are Nisryos, Yali, Strongyli, Pyrgoussa, Pahia and Kefalos (at Cos) are exemplary several Orthodox Christian churches to discover, along with four monasteries and a medieval remains of a volcanic zone that is considered to still be very much active today.


This entire region is a geologists dream, allowing you to study all kinds of volcanic rocks and even walk into the biggest hydrothermic crater on earth. Non-geologists will be equally amazed by the incredible trekking opportunities, picturesque mountain scenery and the volcanic craters that blend white, orange and yellow rocks to create a unique sight.
 

Aside from the natural splendour, Nisyros will share a fascinating cultural experience. There are several Orthodox Christian churches to discover, along with four monasteries and a medieval castle erected by the Knights Hospitaller, who conquered the island in 1315. Once you have finished your exploration, make some time to luxuriate on one of the world class beaches, consisting of Mondraki, the Hohlaki, Avlaki, Agios Irini as well as some beautiful beaches on the small islet of Gyali opposite Mondraki.

BEACHES AND THE VOLCANO OF NISYROS

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Katsouni Beach

Katsouni is the island's largest beach with sand, pebbles and trees. It offers visitors a quiet refuge.

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Pali Beach

Pali is a long stretch of sand, sprinkled with dark pebbles. Located only 4 km east of the village, it is popular with locals and tourists but rarely crowded.A long tuft of trees covers the coast which runs almost to the end of the beach.

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Volcano

This entire region is a geologists dream, allowing you to study all kinds of volcanic rocks and even walk into the biggest hydrothermic crater on earth.