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

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

In a gathering without precedent for Nisyros, the musical album " NISYROS DANCES AND SINGS" was presented on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12, in the presence of his Reverence the Metropolitan of Kos and Nisyros Nathanael, (who also carried the blessing of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew), the mayor of Nisyros Chr. Koroneos, the former Minister G. Nikitiadis and the heads of local authorities.
The musical album was presented by John Chartofylis, Asimeni Billi and Flora Patriki, while Anna-Maria Karakonstantinou recited the poem by Fotis Varelis related to the Incorporation, given that the album represents the participation of the Association in the anniversary for 70 years from the incorporation of Dodecanese to Greece.
Read more here.

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS