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.

HONORARY PRESIDENT

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

POPE ALEXANDER THE FIFTH

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

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

On the afternoon of Saturday, August 11, residents and guests of Nisyros swarmed at the porches of the municipal hotel at the port of the island and at the idyllic atmosphere created by the magnificent view of the sunset on the horizon of Aegean Sea, enjoyed an event with intense elements of literature, history, folklore, as well as common and inheritance law. It was the presentation of the book of our compatriot, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Dr Zacharia Tsirpanli entitled "MATRIMONIAL PRACTICES IN THE AEGEAN. THE CASE OF NISYROS ISLAND. 19th c.", a Nisyrian Studies’ Society publication. It is concerned with the analysis of 339 Nisyrian marriage contracts, from 1837 to 1894.

Read more here.

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