Road Trip Across The Greek Islands Of

Kos, Nisyros

Greece counts around 6,000 islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Today, we’ll visit two inhabited islands Kos and Nisyros that offer much more than only beaches and hotel resorts. There is an international airport on Kos but the latter island needs to be reached by boat from the port of Kardamaina.

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February 10, 2021

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Willflies, Willflies. Nisyros island gives a unique opportunity to visit the bottom of the youngest active volcano in Greece. The main crater Stefanos is almost 30 meters deep and you can smell its intense sulphurous vapours before even climbing down. Be sure to take good shoes. This beautiful small village is located in the mountains of central Kos. It’s a great place to shop around for Greek handmade souvenirs or to take a sip of a refreshing drink in one of the taverns. Great views of the shore will not let you leave easily. The Old Pyli is an abandoned village situated on the steep slopes of Dikeos mountain with a Byzantine castle on the top. Walking uphill may be exhausting but it will reward you with nice views of the island. Kos and Nisyros Photo Guide, Kos and Nisyros Photo Guide, Kos and Nisyros Photo Guide, Kos and Nisyros Photo Guide

Walk In a Volcano

Stefanos Crater

Nisyros island gives a unique opportunity to visit the bottom of the youngest active volcano in Greece. The main crater Stefanos is almost 30 meters deep and you can smell its intense sulphurous vapours before even climbing down. Make sure to take good shoes.

Stefanos Crater in the heart of Nisyros
Ground in the crater has a yellow sulphurous colour
Leaving Kardamaina, Kos and heading towards Mandraki, Nisyros
Wandering through the streets of Mandraki, Nysiros
Church of Panagia Spiliani in Mandraki
The white Greek architecture nicely contrasts with the sea
The town of Mandraki on Nisyros island
Streets of Zia village are lined with shops

Afternoon Chill

Zia

This beautiful small village is located in the mountains of central Kos. It’s a great place to shop around for Greek handmade souvenirs or to take a sip of a refreshing drink in one of the taverns. Great views of the shore will not let you leave easily.

The village of Zia is located high in the mountains

Climbing Dikeos

Palio Pyli

The Old Pyli is an abandoned village situated on the steep slopes of Dikeos mountain with a Byzantine castle on the top. Walking uphill may be exhausting but it will reward you with nice views of the island and you can meet the only current inhabitants – goats.

Ruins at Palio Pyli
Goats are now the only inhabitants of Palio Pyli
Goats are now the only inhabitants of Palio Pyli
The top offers pleasing views of Kos
The natural hot pool at Therma Beach

Thermal Springs

Therma Beach

Hot springs mix with the sea in a natural pool that has a temperature between 40 and 50 °C. The water is rich in sulphur, calcium, magnesium and other elements that bear healing properties to skin and joints.

The walk to Therma Beach from a parking takes only a few minutes
It is said that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, taught his pupils under this tree in Kos town
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By William

Hey there! I am a 20-year-old student from the Czech Republic, who loves to travel and take photos. I run this website as a hobby, to share my trips with others, give you some tips on where to go, and overall encourage you to travel more.

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2 Comments

  1. Karolina

    Na ostrově Kos jsem byla, na ostrově Nisyros bohužel ne.
    Opět jsi uveřejnil nádherné fotografie.

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    • William

      Děkuju 🙂

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