SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
NIKIA VILLAGE (NISYROS)
The mountain village of Nikia – characteristic Greek isles architecture, views of a fascinating natural spectacle and a unique volcano museum in Greece. More than just a village.
Nikia village is built on the edge of the caldera at a height of about 400 metres and looks out over the Aegean Sea on one side and the craters on the other. A stroll through the village quickly reveals its special and characteristic architecture. At the latest here the camera may not be packed away any more. The elliptical pebble square of the village is simply impressive. The church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the houses with typical single pitched roofs will fascinate you. The monastery of St. John the Theologian and the monastery of Panagia Kyra are other sights of the village.
Once in Nikia, a visit to the first and only volcanic museum in Greece is a must. Opened in 2008, the museum has an exhibition area that includes all the rocks of Nisyros as well as rocks of other volcanoes and places to visit. Whether volcanic origin, the volcanoes of Greece, the geology of Nisyros or the connection of volcano - environment - mankind: all this and much more is vividly explained in the museum.
The mountain village of Nikia - small but incredibly nice. Don't miss this architectural gem when you visit Nisyros.
Opening hours of the Volcano Museum:
Monday – Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
Closed on Friday
Sunday from 11 am to 4 m
Phone: +30 2242031400 (Museum)
*Please inquire nevertheless locally, since the opening times in the off-season often vary.