The volcano at the centre of Nisyros in the Dodecanese has shaped its landscape, its environment and its heritage. Its legacy and continuing influence are everywhere to be seen.
The volcano last erupted in 1888 but has continued to show signs of activity. The two main craters -Stefanos and Polyvotis - have many fissures which still fume and there are other smaller fissures emitting fumes in other parts of the large caldera.
Even away from the crater the dominant influence on the landscape and environment of Nisyros is the volcano, with volcanic rock, lava, ash, and pumice much in evidence along the very varied coastline..
This is the first of two pages of images of Nisyros. Click to go to Nisyros page 2