Nisyros Island, March 2008: excursion to the mountain and old ruins

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On the trail to Diavatis (Prof. Ilias mountain). (c)
On the trail to Diavatis (Prof. Ilias mountain). (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23388.jpg (c) [info]
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Green lychen. (c)
Green lychen. (c) [info]
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We are near the top of the mountain. The view opens up towards Yali island with its pumice quarry. (c)
We are near the top of the mountain. The view opens up towards Yali island with its pumice quarry. (... [info]
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nisyros_d23405.jpg (c) [info]
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nisyros_d23415.jpg (c) [info]
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The island of Kos is in the far background, forming the rim of the large submerged caldera created by the huge Kos supervolcano explosion around 160,000 years BP. (c)
The island of Kos is in the far background, forming the rim of the large submerged caldera created b... [info]
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View across an old lava dome and the northern caldera rim with the village of Emborio to the right. (c)
View across an old lava dome and the northern caldera rim with the village of Emborio to the right. ... [info]
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Old houses at the Diavatis. (c)
Old houses at the Diavatis. (c) [info]
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At the Diavatis garden. (c)
At the Diavatis garden. (c) [info]
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Small house at the Diavatis garden - a small depression below the summit where there are remains of an old farm settlement. (c)
Small house at the Diavatis garden - a small depression below the summit where there are remains of ... [info]
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The Diavatis garden seen from above. (c)
The Diavatis garden seen from above. (c) [info]
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The steep cliff into the caldera almost 600 m below. (c)
The steep cliff into the caldera almost 600 m below. (c) [info]
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Hot steam escaping from a hydrothermal area on the cliff. (c)
Hot steam escaping from a hydrothermal area on the cliff. (c) [info]
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Examining one of the steam vents in the cliff - caution required! (c)
Examining one of the steam vents in the cliff - caution required! (c) [info]
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