The Idyllic Tilos Beaches to Discover

Tilos is a small island of Dodecanese, bathed by the Aegean right between the famous islands of Kos and Rhodes. Although it does not boast jaw-dropping beaches that make it to the list with the best landscapes of the entire world, Tilos still maintains a great reputation as a safe and haven of tranquility. If …

Assyrtiko: The Santorini Cultivar

“There are more than 60 grape varieties on Santorini” Abbe Pegues wrote in 1842, “but for the production of the ordinary wine and santo wine almost only one is used, the Assyrtiko, because it is the most prolific and the best”. Assyrtiko remains the dominant cultivar on the island, accounting for about 75% of the …

Nisyros Villages & Settlements

It is always a pleasure to discover a tourist destination in depth, underneath those popular historic monuments and natural attractions. Of course, beaches and landscapes are welcome and the ruins of ancient settlements or cultural points of interest are equally amazing. But there is something about knowing the daily life and rhythms of the locals. …

The Imposing Nisyros Volcano

Nisyros is a volcanic island in Dodecanese, with an impressive history dating back to millennia ago. The continuous eruptions of the past have led to the shape of the island as we know it today, with its almost circular formation and the distinctive minerals in its soil. Basalt, pumice and obsidian are what you find …

Introducing You Nisyros Monasteries

Nisyros is a lovely island of Dodecanese, filled with historic treasures and amazing landscapes all around. Its volcanic identity is prevalent, while there have been significant influences from the Venetians. The typical Cycladic architecture with whitewashed houses composes the dreamiest scenery. And along with all that, Nisyros monasteries and churches highlight the devout nature of …

Palaiokastro: The Fortress of Nisyros

Palaiokastro is one of the best preserved fortresses in the Aegean. It is located above the settlement of Mandraki and it surrounded the ancient city of Nisyros. Large volcanic rocks compose its walls, which often stretch to an altitude of 3.8 meters. Even though the wall dates back to the 4th century BC, the ancient …

The Splendid North Corfu Villages

Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and a top tourist destination in the western part of Greece. Bathed by the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea, this is a marvelous place for evergreen vacations and dives in the crystalline waters. But apart from the breathtaking beaches and the historic attractions all over the …

The Volcanic Nisyros Beaches

Are you in love with lunar landscapes, seemingly out of this world? If so, then Nisyros beaches will definitely amaze you. Due to the volcanic eruptions of so many years in antiquity, the coastline of the island has been shaped in an awe-inspiring, literally jaw-dropping manner. Black pebbles and coarse sand blend magically with the crystalline waters …

Nisyros Thermal Springs

Fierce nature offers a unique spectacle in Nisyros, as the sizzling hot temperatures emerge from deep underground and shape Nisyros thermal springs. There are three therapeutic springs scattered across the island, providing the ultimate retreat to those who wish to combine pleasure with healing properties. Ranging from 30 all the way up to 60 degrees …

The Volcanic Charm of Gyali in Nisyros

Right between the islands of Kos and Nisyros, there is a small gem made of pumice stone and obsidian. Gyali islet is found in the middle of the sea, with a mere 21 inhabitants but with a much more breathtaking beauty. It is part of Dodecanese and is a volcanic island, having been shaped after …