Top things to do in Nisyros

Top Choice Volcano in Nisyros

Caldera

A visit to the caldera is like stepping into a science fiction movie, cows grazing amid strange coloured rocks in what resembles a lunar landscape.The largest crater is Stefanos, where you can examine the multicolou…
Archaeological Site in Mandraki

Paleokastro

Best reached by a lovely 20-minute hike through the fields, along a trail that starts southwest of the monastery, this astonishing Mycenaean-era acropolis was founded 3000 years ago. Its restored cyclopean walls are…
Taverna in Mandraki

Taverna Panorama

This friendly roadside restaurant sits above a wildflower meadow between Plateia Ilikiomenis and Hotel Porfyris. From its hillside elevation you can gaze across the Aegean to Pserimos while tucking into a meat-accen…
Greek in Mandraki

To Kazanario

Escape the day trippers in this garden ouzerie (place that serves ouzo and light snacks), tucked off the pedestrian lane a block from the sea. A dark staircase drops from its inconspicuous doorway to a friendly old …
Museum in Mandraki

Archaeological Museum

This showpiece modern museum, on Mandraki’s main pedestrian street, displays a fascinating collection of Hellenistic and Roman pottery and sculpture, as well as earlier artefacts made of obsidian quarried on neighbo…
Greek in Nisyros

Balcony Restaurant

The streetside terrace, facing the church, may look inviting, but opt if you can for a table on the namesake balcony at the back for an unforgettable panorama of the vast hollow crater. The menu is meat -heavy, with…
Cafe in Mandraki

Proveza

This welcoming seafront bar started life as an internet cafe and still has a few computers at the back. The wi-fi’s as dependable as ever, but these days, customers are more likely to linger over a morning coffee, a…
Seafood in Mandraki

Kleanthis Taverna

Apart from the live lobster gazing nostalgically back at the nearby sea, there's an ocean of choice from shrimp souvlakia to crab and flounder; fried cuttlefish, cod and octopus. All caught by Vassili's, their fishe…
Taverna in Mandraki

Irini

Sitting in the corner of a pebble-mosaic square in the shade of mature fig trees, Irini dishes up a mouthwatering menu of traditional fare like dolmadhes, goat in tomato sauce, souvlakia and saganaki (fried cheese).…
Taverna in Nisyros

Apiria Taverna

Opening off a tiny alcove behind the church, this friendly taverna has tasteful burgundy-and-mustard walls and a few sheltered outdoor tables. Local specialities range through souvlakia, octopus, meatballs, stuffed …