The volcanological museum of Nisyros

Volcanological information centre Nikia

The volcanological museum at the village Nikia on Nisyros island
The volcanological museum at the village Nikia on Nisyros island

Established in 2010, Volcanological Museum in Nikia is one of the best geological museums in Greece.It shows in all facets the how volcanoes are formed and where you can find volcanoes on Earth. On numerous charts and great photos the "Fascination Volcano" is made available to a wide audience. The main initiator, the Greek geologist and volcanologist Jiorgis Vougioukalakis has designed this information center with a team of museum educators. It also belongs to a network of geological trails which Jiorgis Vougioukalakis is presenting in his a hiking guide ("Blue Volcanoes", available at the museum). In the volcanological Museum you can watch videos about the rise of the volcanic island of Nisyros and the surrounding volcanoes Cos, Yali, Strongyli or Pergousa.
Actually, one should first visit this volcanological museum before visiting the crater Stefanos and Polyvotis in the caldera valley!

Explantions about volcanic products
Explantions about volcanic products
Explantions about volcanic products
Explantions about volcanic products
The Greek volcanoes and influence in climate
The Greek volcanoes and influence in climate
History of Greek volcanoes
History of Greek volcanoes
Cross section of a volcano
Cross section of a volcano
Tectonics and continental drift
Tectonics and continental drift
Volcanic glass - obsidian
Volcanic glass - obsidian
Volcanic glass - obsidian
Volcanic glass - obsidian
The volcanism of the Cos caldera
The volcanism of the Cos caldera
The volcanoes all over Greece
The volcanoes all over Greece
How is volcanism created?
How is volcanism created?
Volcanoes in Greece
Volcanoes in Greece
The evolution of Nisyros island
The evolution of Nisyros island
The geology of Milos volcano
The geology of Milos volcano
The geology of the western part of Cos volcano
The geology of the western part of Cos volcano
The geology of Aegina volcano in the Saronic gulf near Athens
The geology of Aegina volcano in the Saronic gulf near Athens
A typical sample of a skarn rock from Nisyros
A typical sample of a skarn rock from Nisyros
Typical volcanic rocks and their genesis
Typical volcanic rocks and their genesis