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Nisyros Island is located in Aegean Sea and part of Dodecanese island group (Greece). The island covers a total area of approx 42 km2 (16 ml2) and has population around 1,000.
- The island is roughly round shaped, with diameter 8 km (5 ml). Several other small isles are located in direct vicinity, the largest is Gyali (population under 50).
- Nisyros Island features a 3-4 km (2-2,5 mi) wide caldera of an active volcano (though currently not erupting). Its latest eruption was in 1888, after ash eruptions in 1871-73. Following the 1996–1997 seismic unrest scientists started monitoring the volcano. Nisyros volcanic complex éncompasses the area between Nisyros and Kos island.
- Traditional product is soumada (non-alcoholic, almond-flavoured beverage).
- The island has many Orthodox churches, as well as 4 monasteries (currently not served by monks).
- Nisyros is reachable by ferries from Kos and Piraeus-Athens. During summer season are offered daily boat tours from Kardamena (Kos Island). Nisyros also has heliport.
Nisyros Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Nisyros Island Greece dock (anchor) at Mandraki - port town on the northwestern coast.