The volcanic island of Nisyros in Greece turned out to be one of my most unexpected discoveries of 2018. I didn’t know I was going to Greece until I got invited there, on a second date, after meeting someone at Edinburgh Festivals two weeks before. A little tipsy, and always keen to explore somewhere new, I dutifully booked a flight to Kos island and headed off on a Greek escapade. Sadly, the romance never blossomed, but I did replace it with a new lover: Nisyros Island.
Nisyros Island might be one of the best off the beaten path gems in Europe; while Santorini, another volcanic Island nearby is overrun with tourists to the point I don’t think I’ll ever be able to visit. By comparison, Nisyros is nearly deserted.