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Nisyros is an active volcano and forms a island with a land area of about 50 square kilometres. It is located in the south of the popular beach holiday island of Kos. Nisyros has a 3 kilometres to 4 kilometres wide caldera. The last eruption of the volcano were phreatic explosions in 1881-87. It is known that a magma chamber below Nisyros is only 3-4 km deep and still rising up.

 

Greece 2015 Nisyros volcano stamp timbre BriefmarkeGreece 2015 Nisyros volcano stamp timbre Briefmarke issued 2015

Greece 2015, Nisyros.
The 2€ stamp depicts the volcanos largest crater, known as "Stefanos".

The stamps were issued in the series "Volcanoes of Greece".

 

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