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Nisyros

      Νίσυρος (3/5/2006 v.1) Nisyros (3/5/2006 v.1)
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Author(s) : Pigou Evangelia , Tsonos Konstantinos (25/9/2005)
Translation : Karioris Panayotis , Kalogeropoulou Georgia , Papadaki Irene (7/11/2006)

For citation: Pigou Evangelia, Tsonos Konstantinos, "Nisyros", 2006,
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General Information

Area: 41.263 km2

Coastline length: 30 km

Population: 948

Island capital and its population: Mandraki (682)

Administrative structure: Region of South Aegean, Prefecture of the Dodecanese, Province of Kos, Municipality of Nisyros

Local newspapers: Nisyriaka Nea, Foni tis Nisyrou, Pannisyriaki Salpigga

Museums: Nisyros Archaeological Museum, Historical-Folklore Museum, Nisyros Archaeological Collection

Archaeological sites and monuments: Ancient Acropolis at Palaiokastro, Panagia Spiliani, Castle at Mandraki, Emboreios fortress, Roman Thermai at Palioi, Early Christian Basilicas at the cemetery of Mandraki and at Agios Fokas

Traditional settlements: Emboreios, Mandraki, Nikia, Paloi

Natural monuments: Hephaisteio. The south area of Nisyros and the surrounding marine area have been included in the European network "NATURA 2000". The island has been declared Important Bird Area of Greece

Cultural Clubs: Society for the Study of Nisyros, Association of Nisyrians "Gnomagoras", Nisyros Association "Panagia Thermiani", Nisyros Women Association

Events: Soumada feast (August 6th)

Religious feasts: On St Niketas' day (June 21st), Dormition of Virgin Mary at the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani (August 15th), On St Panteleimon's day (July 27th), Panagias Kyras (August 23d), Holy Cross (September 13th), On St John's day (September 26th)

Sport clubs: Sport Club "Polyvotis"

 
 
 

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