Another best kept secret of the Dodecanese, Nisyros Island is located to the north-west of Rhodes. Its capital is Mandraki. As you approach by sea, you’ll be dazzled by the white houses spread out below the hillsides planted with fig and olive trees. Another site with characteristic architecture is the village of Nikia. Its charming square is decorated with lava stone mosaics. Don’t miss the museum where you’ll find all the lowdown on the activity of the Nisyros volcano. In the high areas, you can get close up to the liquid sulphur crater lakes. Further down, Palaikastro’s obsidian artefacts will reveal secrets of an ancient acropolis built opposite the shore.