Tag Archives: Nifios

Nisyros: Heritage Island

When I was young, summer holidays were a week at my grandparents’ in a small mining village in rural Carmarthenshire.   I took every opportunity to escape the boredom of sitting around the house and walk the mile or so up … Continue reading

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Nisyros: to the top of the world and underground into the distant past

Saturday, hunters popping away from early morning, I headed for the central block of mountains to keep out of the way of stray bullets.  It worked, none came my way despite seeing men with rifles roaming the terraces nearby. I … Continue reading

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Nisyros: going to the top

On Friday I decided after breakfast to go to the top of the island.  The highest mountain on Nisyros, Oros (Mount) Diavatis, is 700 metres and with a generally very good path because there is a chapel on top, as … Continue reading

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