This small island in the Aegean Sea is the northernmost of the Dodecanese islands, a very popular stop in Greece. The total area of the island is 35 sq km and it has a population of nearly 300 people. Needles to say, during the summer season, that number increases significantly when the tourists arrive.
Together with the famous Santorini, Nisyros remains the only island in Greece that has an active volcano. The attraction is that one can walk down into the crater and view the smoking fumaroles which act as constant reminders of the dormant danger that lies beneath the earth.