…Result of a volcano and caressed by the sea
Nisyros is a sculpture island created by lava, the only active volcano in the eastern Aegean in Greece. Made by black lava, pumice, white and red rust, which are the materials to built the houses, the temples and castles. The Nisyro’s natural environment characterized by a rich flora and fauna with incredible diversity for such a small space… The active volcano and hot springs, which characterize the nature of Nisyros is the attraction and the main reason for visiting the island.
According to the Greek mythology, Nisyros is a fragment of Kos, when Poseidon was pursuing one of the Gigantes (Giants), Polybotes, broke off a fragment of Kos with his trident and hurled it upon him, and the missile became an island, Nisyros, with the Gigante lying beneath it.