Nisyros is a strong pole of attraction for thousands of visitors. Green, interspersed with historic monuments and stunning landscape transitions, it attracts hundreds of walkers and nature lovers. In addition to a network of vehicular roads, there are over 40 trails leading to every corner of the island. We will present the most important, and the ones that are easily accessible and distinct, and don’t require extensive experience.
PROFITIS ELIAS - NIFIOS
The path that leads to the highest peak of Nisyros (698 metres of altitude) is perhaps the most interesting. Up to the monastery of Evangelistria there is a vehicular road. The ascent starts from the monastery of Evangelistria and it will take approximately one hour of normal walking without stops to reach the top. The trail is walkable and easily visible at first, but you must take care not to miss it after 450-500 metres.
LAKKI – STEFANOS CRATER
If you continue from the previous path, and turn right from Nifios you will be directed to Lakki. Take the road for Stefanos and descend to the bottom of the crater. Listen to the murmur of the geothermal fluid as it climbs to the surface. Be careful not to touch the rocks and fluids because your clothing and backpacks will be destroyed very quickly. If you visit the crater during the rainy season, you will enjoy the sight of boiling mud. The largest part of the bottom of Stefanos turns into boiling mud.
EVANGELISTRIA – EMPORIOS – LAKKI
This path starts from the Evangelistria, and moves into the northern rim of the caldera. The trail ends at Emporios, a place worthy of a stroll for its distinctive architecture, the remains of the medieval castle and the Church of Taxiarchis.