Located a short hop from bustling Rhodes, Halki is one of the quietest Dodecanese Islands, but perhaps the one most likely to steal your heart. It’s also one of the most beautiful.
Tucked in the far reaches of the southeastern Aegean hugging the coastline of Turkey, the Dodecanese is a fascinating archipelago. Rich in history with abundant natural beauty, this magical cluster of islands is linked by a network of ferry services and, in some cases, flights, making it ideal for a spot of island hopping.
Walking in Nisyros is a hiker’s dream. Walking trails criss-cross the island, passing through fertile meadows studded with beehives against a backdrop of soaring peaks. The countryside is sprinkled with oak and terebinth, providing food for foraging goats and pigs and welcome shade for walkers. In spring, wildflowers carpet the ground.
Tilos has a unique charm that entices visitors to its shores time after time, yet it’s perhaps as its most magical during spring. With the advent of warmer weather the island becomes a nature lover’s dream, with a tapestry of wild flowers and herbs blanketing the landscape and migratory birds circling above.
Here are our top five reasons to visit Tilos in spring.
Nisyros has long been one of the most popular islands in the Dodecanese … for a day trip. But have you ever considered staying here?
Once the day-trippers have departed, you can really appreciate the charm of this petite island. Wild beaches, quaint villages, stunning views, a crackling volcanic energy and hip, artistic vibe.
Here are nine reasons to visit Nisyros in 2019.
As you may have seen, Nissia Holidays is adding Nisyros to its portfolio for the 2019 season. We’re all really excited about the addition of this wonderful little island, and we hope you’re equally excited to explore another of Greece’s small, unspoilt islands.
You may also be wondering about the smoking volcano at the heart of Nisyros. Is it safe? How close can you get? We have all the answers…
Here’s everything you need to know about the Nisyros volcano.
To Greeks, food is a way of life and eating out is a national pastime. Greek food is deliciously simple, yet it’s some of the healthiest and tastiest food you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.
The tiny Dodecanese island of Halki inspires an unprecedented level of devotion amongst visitors, with some Nissia customers returning annually for almost 30 years and others visiting several times each year. So what is it about this rocky scrap of land just off Rhodes that captures people’s hearts so comprehensively?
Here are seven reasons why Halki will steal your heart.
Greeks love a good festival! Which is lucky because there’s a reason to celebrate almost every day. Most Greeks have the equivalent of two birthdays: one marking the day they were born, and the other held on their name day – the official saint’s day of the saint they’re named after. In addition, individual islands and villages hold their own celebrations. And then there are the main feast days in the Greek Orthodox calendar.
If you’d like to experience a traditional Greek festival, here are the dates for the main festivals in Tilos along with a summary of each occasion.