Nisyros Festivals and Celebrations

  • August 25, 2023
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Most people visiting our authentic Greek islands are seeking peace and tranquillity, an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But sometimes you might want to experience a different aspect of Greek life. Traditional celebrations are a huge part of Greek culture, with singing, dancing and feasting going on long into the night. […]

Guide to Nisyros: village of Nikia

The Ultimate Guide to Nisyros

Updated July 2023 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. At the heart of Nisyros is its imposing volcano. The centre of the island is dominated by the desolate lunar-esque […]

The Mythology and History of Nisyros

The Dodecanese island of Nisyros is best known for its volcano, offering visitors the opportunity to walk in a potentially active volcanic crater. But this charming little island has a fascinating past too. There’s evidence of human habitation from the Neolithic age to the present day, and a mythology tied to its explosive beginnings. Here’s […]

Multi-Centre Holidays in the Greek Islands

In a recent blog post, we gave you some advice on how to decide which Greek island to visit, for those of you having trouble deciding between our small, authentic Greek islands of Halki, Tilos and Nisyros. But what if you’re still having trouble deciding? Perhaps you’re drawn to two of our islands and can’t […]

Is a Day Trip to Nisyros Sufficient to See the Island?

  • June 14, 2022
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The volcanic island of Nisyros is well known, thanks to the smouldering volcano at its heart. Because of this, many visitors jump on a day trip to the island, swoop into the volcanic crater, wander round and take some pictures, then head back to their larger island base (usually Kos). One question we’ve seen frequently […]

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Ten of the Best Greek Islands for Walking

There’s more to holidays in Greece than soaking up the sunshine and eating all that delicious food! With such a wide variety of landscapes – from coastal paths to forested mountain views, ancient sites to traditional villages, all criss-crossed with ancient mule trails – Greece offers incredible walking opportunities.   If you fancy lacing up […]

How to Choose Which Greek Island to Visit

With over 6,000 islands and islets, 227 of which are inhabited, choosing which Greek island to visit can be somewhat daunting. Obviously it’s subjective, based upon your personal preferences and what you’re seeking from your holidays. If you’ve found your way to the Nissia Holidays website, we assume you’re looking for an authentic Greek island […]

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Discover the Real Greece: Seven of the Most Authentic Greek Islands

Tourism is booming in Greece, with holidaymakers drawn here to admire the dazzling colours, relax on sun-kissed beaches, explore archaeological sites and savour traditional cuisine. But many people don’t venture beyond cosmopolitan islands, like Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes. If you want to know the real Greece then it pays to get off the beaten track […]

Guide to the Best Beaches in Nisyros

Nisyros has a unique, magical energy. People are drawn here to explore the dozing volcano, wander lunar landscapes, and bathe in hot springs. The island is less well known for its beaches. You won’t find any glamorous beaches here, but the coastline has a wild, untamed quality. Much like the more famous volcanic island of […]