Nisyros has only a few beaches with black sand or black pebbles because of the volcanic history of the island. One of the most beautiful is Pahia Ammos with black sand and deep crystal clear water, located 10 km from Mandraki Town. Lies Beach is 1,5 km long with black sand on the northeast coast. Paloi Beach is on the northern coast, with fine dark sand. Hohlakoi is impressive, close to Mandraki Town, with large black and smooth pebbles. Avlaki is secluded pebbled on the south coast.