Thursday, January 31, 2008

Visiting Nissyros from Kos Island

I have created a website about visiting Nissyros from Kos Island

at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/nissyros.html


Nyssyros (also spelt Nisyros) is an active volcanic island around 30 km from Kos to the South West.

A sign (pictured) is displayed in the main street of Tingaki at one of the tour operators (2007 price).

The volcano last erupted in 1886 and will probably erupt again in the foreseeable future.

A picture taken from Kardamena also shows smaller Islands near Nysyros

Nysyros is one of the most interesting volcanoes in Greece, and you can walk into the crater so good shoes are required.

Visit Rhodes From Kos Island

I have created a website about visiting Rhodes from Kos island at http://www.sunsethotelkos.com/rhodes.html

Nothing is left of the Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but old pictures show it (probably incorrectly) straddling the Harbor

The harbor pictured (for medium sized boats) has statues of deer on pedestals, a Stag on one side and Doe on the other.

Next to the harbor is the imposing entrance to the picturesque Old Town of Rhodes through the City Wall

Once inside the walls you find yourself in the oldest medieval city in Europe

If you find any errors on this page please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

Thanks

John