Unspoiled from mass tourism, this island is ideal for peaceful holidays in nature. Its active volcano has ethereal views waiting for your camera.

Nisyros Museums


Nisyros Volcanologic Museum


Since 2008, the museum houses a geological exhibition detailing the volcanic eruptions that shaped the island and the fates of its people.


Archaeological Museum of Nisyros

A small and exciting museum to visit. Its description labels help you feel as an archaeologist discovering history through the exhibits.


Historical and Folklore Museum of Nisyros

You will find the folklore museum at the steps leading to Panagia Spiliani Monastery. It is housed in an 18th-century mansion.

Nisyros Things to Do

A panoramic picture showing the Stefanos Crater of Nisyros Volcano.
photo: Simon / CC BY 2.0

Stefanos Crater (Nisyros Volcano)

With a diameter of 300 meters and a depth of 27 meters, it is one of the biggest hydrothermal crater in the world and one of the Nisyros' five craters.

A picture showing the monastery of  Panagia Spiliani on the high rock of Mandraki on Nisyros.
photo: Karelj

Panagia Spiliani Monastery

Built partly in a cave of the Mandraki hill, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, "the Lady of the Cave".

A plate with the famous chickpea balls of Nisyros, the local falafel.
photo: Public Domain

Foods & Plates of Nisyros

The island's volcanic land gives its produce an amazing taste. Don't miss the falafel. Goat meat in red sauce and the seafood are also specialties.

Nisyros Why visit?

  • The youngest Greek volcano.
  • Nisyros emerged from the sea only 150,000 years ago.
  • Stefanos crater is only 5000 years old.

Nisyros Settlements



The biggest settlement of Nisyros is well-organized and offers necessary tourist services. Not more than 700 people live here year long.

A panoramic picture of the Pali village on the coast of the island of Nisyros.
photo: Karelj



Small village with a beautiful volcanic sand beach. It has shallow waters and good tree-shade coverage, which makes it ideal for families.

A picture of a part of the settlement of Nikia of Nisyros island.
photo: Taxiarchos228



The traditional village is built on the rim offering an amazing view on both sides - the crater and the sea. A dreamy place.

Nisyros Attractions


Palaiokastro (Old-Castle) of Nisyros

The well-preserved fortified acropolis of the town dates to the 4th century BC. It is above Mandraki and so, excellent for morning hikes.