Welcome to the Nisyrian Studies Society

The Nisyrian studies' society establishes in 1961 in Athens, in order to protect and promote every historic and folkloric element with regards to our home island. It is all Society Members' conviction that it is an obligation and fulfilment of a holy debt of honour towards their Nisyrians ancestors to absolutely preserve what they created because this is the intellectual wealth and heritage which they will bequeath to the newer generation. Therefore, any effort and any exertion to this direction are imperative.

POPE ALEXANDER THE FIFTH

POPE ALEXANDER THE FIFTH
A nisyrian pope?
(1340;-1410)

HONORARY PRESIDENT

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Honorary President of the Nisyrian Studies Society.

CREATION OF NISYROS

Metope 6 on the east side of the Parthenon depicting Poseidon and Polivotis giant.

NISYRIAN TREASURES IN FOREIGN MUSEUMS

Grave athlete column,
from Nisyros,
at the museum of Constantinopole.

THE MONASTERY OF PANAGIA SPILIANI

All scientific evidence of
the age of the monastery
are listed.

DANCE "KAMARES" (SIMA)

The dance "Kamares" and the tradition of "Kouppa", elements of the cultural tradition of Nisyros.

MAPS

View old charts and maps
of Nisyros
and the Dodecanese

EPIGRAPHIES (INSCRIPTIONS)

An essay by Ms Vasa N. Kontorini, prof. of epigraphies at the Ioannina Univ., with regard to epigraphies in Nisyros.

LATEST NEWS

After the presentation and publication of the "Dictionary of Nisyrian Idioma" on August 2015, that was highly praised, the following activities are in progress:
1. Research, collection and preservation of nisyrian folk music in its original form. Presentation of album 12-8-2017 in Nisyros.
2. Professor Tsirpanlis Z. paper on "Wedding Conducts at the Aegean. The Nisyros Case".
3. Environmental protection and preservation of the ecological harmony of our island.

Read more here.

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS