Welcome to Nysiros!
With history lost in the background, Nisyros, between Kos and Tilos, is still a small diamond in the Dodecanese. Ideal for hiking, water sports and fishing, it is ideal for relaxation and relaxation, and is never too much fun. You will be amazed by the variety on its beaches, as well as the volcano with its five impressive craters and bottom, where you can descend.
Most residents are engaged in agriculture, fishing and tourism. The biggest income of the island, however, comes from the exploitation of pumice, with which several residents are employed on the island of Gyali, 3 miles from Nisyros, and from the exploitation of perlite. The volcano of Nisyros with the crater of Stefanos is one of the most important attractions of the island.
Nisyros has one of the most important proven high enthalpy Geothermal (G/T) fields in Greece with a fluid temperature of over 350°C and a high pressure of 18 bar, and based on feasibility studies, the geothermal potential of the island is at least 50 MW
The festival of Panagia Spiliani on August 15th is the most famous custom of the island. At the end of the Vespers service, a dirge is sung that reminds us of Holy Week and Friday. Nisyrians have composed their own eulogies for the feast. After the Vespers service, a fasting dinner and traditional doughnuts are offered. During the Orthodox service, the Holy Virgin’s collybos are made with the accompaniment of lamentations by the nine-membered women, who have also brought the materials for the collybos. The nine-meritresses are women who have made a vow to spend 9 days and nights of prayer in the cells of the monastery, offering various tasks for the cleaning and preparation of the monastery during the feast. After the end of the service, the collybos is carried along with the icon of the Virgin Mary and accompanied by the procession of the feast-goers from the Egoumenion to the monastery’s dining hall, where an all-day meal is served. At the end of the meal, each pilgrim embraces the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, receives a collyva from the priest and leaves a contribution to cover the costs of the meal.