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Nisyros is a small volcanic island, located northwest of Rhodes, between the islands of Kos, Tilos and Astypalea. It is part of the Dodecanese archipelago and a place of wild beauty, formed by volcanic eruptions. The whole island is an open-air geological museum. Its center is dominated by the caldera within of which lies one of the most recent, imposing and largest hydrothermal craters in the world, named Stefanos. Walking on its crackling yellow surface, among hot puffs of steam is a lifetime experience.
In addition to its fascinating geological features, Nisyros is also home to a number of cultural monuments including archaeological sites, castles, museums, monuments and other reminders of the Byzantine presence on the island such as basilicas and chapels. Built into rocks and caves inside the old Venetian castle, lies the monastery of Panagia Spiliani, one of the most important Greek Orthodox monasteries. The island offers untouched quaint villages, lunar sceneries, thermal springs, famed traditional festivals and stunning beaches covered with volcanic pebbles and sand.
Nisyros perfectly combines natural beauty, history and cultural tradition. It is a genuine island offering tranquility making it an ideal destination for relaxation and unforgettable holidays.
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Wondering what to do and what to see? The team of ALLOVERGREECE put together a list of must-see destinations and top-rated tourist attractions to help you make the most of your travel itinerary, so be sure to refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions.
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