The capital and port of Nissyros is Mandraki, built
in the northwest of the island among the foothills. Its white
houses stand out in great contrast with the dark volcanic terrain.
Quite a few traditional houses retain the natural shading of
1.5 km east of the capital is Loutra renowned for its
spa springs which are still in operation today.
East of Loutra lies Palli, a quaint fishing village.
Southeast of Mandraki set in the island's interior is Emborios.
It is built amid an area rich in olive trees, fruiting trees,
figs and grapevines and has a hot steam spring with therapeutic
Nikia stands at an altitude of 400 m with a view to
the sea. Its white houses, coloured door and window frames and
tiled roofs blends in perfectly with the vegetation in the area.