One of the things that really stood out to me on Nisyros (and to a lesser extent, on Tilos) were the beautiful hand-painted signs for the local businesses. Some are in English, some are in Greek. But you can almost usually figure out what is was for.
So whilst this isn’t a newsy post today, I’d just thought I’d share some photos with you.
This was a gift shop selling locally made preserves, honey, olive oil, etc.
A cake shop
An art shop
This one is for the Three Brothers Studios:
At first, I thought this might have been a small local library or book store, but someone caught me taking a photo and said it was an accountancy firm. They thought it was funny that I wanted the photo.
I’m not sure what these were for, but I’m sure you can make something up:
And then there were the restaurants:
This one is from Tilos (people from Tilos refer to themselves as Tilian, hence ‘”Tilian tavern)
The next two are from a night-club/music type place I came across when out on my scooter trip:
Not a sign obviously, but someone’s painted table outside their house, on the side of the street.
Wildflowers and wild creatures
The other thing that really struck me as I scootered around Nisyros were the beautiful wildflowers growing alongside the road and up the mountains. They were bright, colourful and plentiful. May is when the island is in full bloom so my timing was perfect.
There were a lot of these nasty thorny ones around as well….
…but even they had pretty flowers on them.
Check out the size of this dandelion:
And here are some of the little critters that I came across: