Monthly Archives: September 2013

Greece: more high speed island hopping

Now that inter-island travel is both more rapid and more reliable it’s a viable option to  hop from island to island for brief visits and sometimes when moving on it’s possible to make connexions without an overnight stay where there … Continue reading

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Nisyros: last glance before moving on

Many people ask which is my favourite island, which one out of the many I like and revisit  I prefer the most.  I’ve come to the conclusion that the answer is Nisyros.  Nisyros is a volcano, far less well known … Continue reading

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Nisyros: probably the most dramatic walk in the Aegean

I kid you not, this walk/trek/hike takes some beating.  But it’s not a Sunday afternoon stroll in the park.  Some short sections are loose scree, route-finding can be difficult, it’s sustained, and it’s wiltingly hot in summer.  However, it’s a … Continue reading

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Nisyros: alien images on the Lava Coast After two weeks of trekking in the mountains around Nisyros every day, much of it in noon heat, I was ready for an easier walk.  I headed south along the west coast of … Continue reading

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Nisyros: wildlife, meet the residents

In comparison with dry ‘hot rocks’ like Symi, the rich volcanic soils of Nisyros support very varied vegetation which in turn supports many species of fauna.  The vegetation is largely crisped up by this time of year and so there … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Dragon Coast

The paper tablecloth in Irinis restaurant in the old square had a map of the island.  Sipping my wine and waiting the few minutes before my fresh goats cheese, tomato and cucumber starter arrived, I glanced at it idly.  Annotated … Continue reading

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Nisyros: cue volcano …. ACTION

Let’s face it!  What do we expect from a volcano?  Right! Some action!!  Most would happily forego an eruption and spewing lava but a bit of gurgling and hissing does the trick. The Greek island of Nisyros is a volcano … Continue reading

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