Travel to Lipsoi and Arkoi, the hermitages of the Aegean
Discover Lipsoi and Arkoi, two hidden paradises in the Dodecanese islands. These islands, nestled in the Aegean Sea near Patmos, offer endless natural beauty and an unmatched sense of serenity. Lipsoi, the only inhabited island, enchants with its colorful blend of white and blue, traditional houses, and charming alleys. Explore ancient ruins at the Acropolis and admire the Panagia tou Charou, offering a breathtaking view of the Aegean.
Lipsoi's serene beaches, such as Lientou, Kampos, and Elena, provide peaceful retreats. Arkoi welcomes visitors with its turquoise waters and authentic allure. Discover historical landmarks like the Hellenistic castle and Panagia Pantanassana, or relax at the enchanting Tiganakia beach. Let Lipsoi and Arkoi, these earthly paradises, envelop you in serenity and natural splendor for an unforgettable holiday experience.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Lipsoi and Arkoi offers a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes. Fish and fresh seafood, octopuses, squid and lobsters are the leaders, while the cheese products of the islands are famous, especially feta and xinomyzithra. The local sweets are also exceptional, with the "sweet pouch", with leaf and almonds, sprinkled with powdered sugar or syrup stealing the show.
When to visit Lipsoi-Arkoi
Visit Lipsoi and Arkoi during the summer season, combining your trip with a swim in the beautiful beaches of the islands and other nature activities.
Moving from/to Lipsoi-Arkoi
Transportation in Lipsoi-Arkoi
Go by air to Samos, Kos or Leros and from there by boat go to Lipsoi. The island is directly connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus and the other islands of the Dodecanese, Kalymnos, Kos, Patmos, Leros and Samos. For Arkoi you can travel by air to Rhodes, Kos and Leros and then by boat to Patmos or Lipsoi. By boat, Arkoi is connected, daily, with Lipsoi and Patmos.
Transportation in Lipsoi is typically on foot due to the small size of the island, with a rental motorbike or with public buses, which lead to the most remote beaches of the island. In contrast to Arkoi, the presence of vehicles is extremely limited. Discover the beauties of Arkoi on foot or with your own motorbike, since there is no public transport or motorbike rental office on the island.