The Mythology & History of Tilos

Like all Greek islands, magical little Tilos has a fascinating history – and a good ole dose of mythology! From dwarf elephants and ancient poets to becoming the most eco-friendly island in the Mediterranean, here’s an overview of the mythology and history of Tilos.


How to Satisfy Your Love of Greece During Quarantine

We’re living in unprecedented times. Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has turned our lives and our world upside down. We’re all experiencing a new ‘normal’, isolated in our homes, home-schooling our children, and entertaining our confused-but-delighted pets. It’s unlike anything we’ve experienced before.

And we’re definitely not able to travel.

But that doesn’t mean travel shouldn’t be on your mind. In fact, a little escapism is a good antidote to the barrage of bad news facing us on a daily basis. Although we can’t jet off to warmer climes at the moment, there are still ways to temporarily ease your wanderlust.

We want to help you escape from your four walls and take a trip to one of your favourite countries – from the comfort of your sofa. It’s time to reminisce about why you fell in love with Greece, revisit your treasure trove of memories, and let a little travel nostalgia brighten your day.

Here are a few ideas for how you can satisfy your love of Greece during the coronavirus quarantine.


A Cultural Guide to Rhodes Town

For many of our guests, Rhodes is a mere transit point en route to the peaceful, unspoilt islands of Halki, Tilos and Nisyros. However, while Rhodes Town is undeniably busier than our wonderful little islands, there’s plenty to be discovered here. Especially if you like history and culture.

Whether you want some inspiration to help you pass the time while waiting for your ferry or you’re interested in tagging on some extra days to explore, we’ve prepared a cultural guide to Rhodes Town, especially for you.


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.


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.


The Unspoilt Greek Islands of the Southern Dodecanese

Here at Nissia, we specialise in the unspoilt Greek islands of Halki and Tilos (since writing this, we’ve also added Nisyros to our portfolio). However, Greece has a staggering 6,000 islands dotted around its picturesque coastline, of which around 200 are inhabited. So there are plenty more islands to explore.

Some of our customers enquire about day trips or even island hopping to some of the other quiet islands of the southern Dodecanese, so here’s an overview of some of our favourite near-neighbours: Symi, Nisyros, Karpathos and Kastelorizo.