Join Thor and me on a day trip from Kos to hike the steaming caldera of the still-active volcano on the nearby island Nisyros. It’s hot!
NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to this magical region. My first entry in this new blog series posted here on Saturday, 10/20/2018. It gives an overview of our rambles from Athens to seven islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades groups, ending our ferry-hopping pilgrimage on the anciently sacred island of Delos.
Since my novel-in-progress involves more earthquake and volcanic instability in near-future Greece, I needed boots on the ground to describe the desolate landscape of a caldera. (Yes, boots: Visitors are advised to wear sturdy footwear, not sandals, as the ground is still hot and unstable.) Nisyros is part of the Aegean volcanic line that also passes through famous Santorini, which we visited the previous year. So Thor and I headed for an excursion boat leaving from the south coast port of Kardamena. I took it as a good omen when I spotted this cafe along the harbor, honoring the ancient Minoan who is the ancestor of my heroine Ariadne:
The only practical way to get to Nisyros and see the caldera was to sign up for a tour group, so we set off in a boat full of other tourists speaking various languages….
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