The island of Strongyli is situated between Kos and Nisyros not that far from the island of Gyali.
It is a rugged uninhabited rocky island that is difficult to get to. Its rampant vegetation is unwelcoming and a major obstacle to getting anywhere on the island. After a concerted effort we managed to get to the island even though the approach was somewhat tricky and with some difficulty reached the crater after hiking a mere 500 meters or so that took us a long time to cover. The absence of goats on Strongyli island and the rare passage of humans have contributed to the disapearance of all the tracks or paths that used to exist on this island. The impressive crater was our reward and we also got to see the remains of a castle.