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7 Magical Things to Do in Nisyros

Despite its petite size, the little-known island of Nisyros is bursting with magical experiences. And we’re not just talking about the volcano!

Here’s our guide to seven wonderful things to do in Nisyros.


Wildlife in the South Dodecanese: a hoopoe

Wildlife in the South Dodecanese

  • August 26, 2019
  • Tilos
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With its stunning history, ancient monuments, picturesque islands, breathtaking coastline and superb cuisine, Greece is an ideal holiday destination. However, few visitors realise that the country also boasts a rich biodiversity with abundant wildlife.

Hugging the coastline of Turkey in the southeastern corner of the Aegean, the Dodecanese Islands sit at a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia. Their geographical location has impacted on the flora and fauna found here.

Here’s an overview of the wildlife found in the South Dodecanese, with particular emphasis on our islands, Halki, Tilos and Nisyros.


The Most Beautiful Photo Spots in Halki

  • August 12, 2019
  • Halki
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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.

Every year, a group of painters visits Halki to capture its charms on canvas. But what if painting isn’t your medium? Easy – grab your camera, pick up your smartphone, pack your drone, and hop on the ferry to get creative behind the lens.

To help you out, here’s our guide to some of the most beautiful photo spots on Halki.


Island Hopping in the Dodecanese

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.

Rhodes and Kos are the most popular islands in the archipelago, and both offer plenty of charms away from the tourist trail. But venture further afield and you’ll be richly rewarded. From grand, neoclassical mansions to religious and archaeological sites, superb diving and watersports to myriad spectacular beaches, here are just some of the delights in store when island hopping in the Dodecanese.


Walking in Nisyros

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.

Blessed with abundant natural beauty and a dramatic volcanic landscape, Nisyros’s burgeoning reputation as a walking destination is well deserved. The shoulder months of April, May, September and October are the ideal time for lacing up your walking shoes and heading out to explore on foot.


5 Reasons to Visit Tilos in Spring

  • May 17, 2019
  • Tilos
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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.


9 Reasons to Visit Nisyros in 2019

  • December 14, 2018
  • Nisyros
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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. 


Inside the Crater: Everything You Need to Know about the Nisyros Volcano

  • December 1, 2018
  • Nisyros
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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.


The Ultimate Guide to Nisyros

  • November 20, 2018
  • Nisyros
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One of the smallest Dodecanese Islands, Nisyros sits between Rhodes and Kos. This tranquil island is largely off the beaten track and has a quaint, retro atmosphere and a wild, natural beauty.


Greek Food and the Specialities of Halki and Tilos

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.