Starting from Mandraki, visitors can explore the south-western part of the island, where the thermal spring of Pyria and other volcanic landforms can be found.
This route starts from Mandraki and takes visitors towards the area of Argos, at the west slopes of Nisyros. The first place to visit is Siones, a small temple at the west slopes of the caldera dedicated to the birth of Mary. Visitors can continue the road toward the volcano or take the path that leads to the archeological field of Argos.
At the sea, the part of the trail that continues to the east crosses impressive andesitic flows and scoria and ends up at St. Irini. Midway from St. Irini to the Stavros Monastery, there is a path that leads to Pyria thermal spring. The route terminal is the monastery of Stavros.
- Distance: 9.74 Km
- Time: 170 Min
- Terrain: Hill
- Type: Point-to-Point
- Difficulty Level: Average
- Cultural Sights: Archaeological Site of Argos, Church of St. Irini, Monastery of Stavros, Siones Monastery
- Geological Sights: Andesitic Flows and Scoria, Pyria Thermal Spring, View of Lakki Hydrothermal Craters
A unique sea-route around the shores of Nisyros Island, starting and ending in Mandraki village. Visitors can enjoy the boat trip while exploring the coastal geosites formed by the volcano.
Evaggelistria – Emborios
Starting from the Monastery of Evaggelistria and ending at Emborios village, this route offers a great view over the Lakki hydrothermal craters and a stunning sight towards Yali and Strongyli islets.
Caldera – Lakki
Ending at the plain of the caldera, this trail travels visitors through the volcanic history of the island, while it provides a memorable walk among the breathing craters.
Diavatis – Nyphios
The whole route, passing by the Nyphios Plateau and Mt. Prophitis Ilias, offers an exceptional view to the impressive rhyodacitic domes and the surrounding islets.
Hohlaki – Kanoni
Following the path from Mandraki village towards Cape Kanoni, beneath the steep slopes where the Mandraki castle and the monastery of Panagia Spiliani are built, impressive outcrops of pillow lavas can be observed.
Nikia – Fylakio
Starting from the traditional village of Nikia toward Fylakio, visitors can stop by Profitis Ilias church or St. John Theologos monastery, which offers an incredible view towards the village, the caldera and the rhyodacitic domes.
Nikia – Avlaki
Beginning from Nikia, the path leads to Avlaki, where someone can find hot baths, due to a hot spring close to the coast, while impressive layers of black and red scoria on top of lavas can be admired.
Mandraki – Kateros
Visitors following the trail from Mandraki towards Argos, on the west side of the island, can visit the remarkable castle of Mandraki, pass by the church of Panagia Faneromeni and walk towards the Kateros cove.