Travel to Tilos, a real "jewel" of the Aegean
At the SE end of the Aegean, between Kalymnos, Nisyros and Symi, emerges Tilos, the beautiful and picturesque island of the Dodecanese, with its high mountains and its simple Aegean nobility. The first energy autonomous island of the country is, as a whole, a large ecological park, which with its untouched natural environment, its mountainous verdant masses, the valleys with flowing springs and the enchanting emerald beaches that surround it, becomes a pole attraction for nature lovers and for all those who are looking for a travel experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
Three settlements with charming architecture welcome every visitor who from the picturesque port of the island, Livadia, heads to the beautiful capital Megalo Chorio, which impresses with its narrow streets and stone houses. Remains of the Hellenistic Acropolis and the church of the Archangel Michael are preserved in its imposing medieval castle of the Knights, while the view from the spot, literally takes your breath away.
Paleontological findings of great importance from the neighboring cave Harkadio, are exhibited in the Palaeontological Museum of the capital and amaze every visitor, while the monastery of Agios Panteleimon, with its ecclesiastical treasures, in the settlement of Agios Antonios highlights the culture of the place. The abandoned Mikro Chorio, moves every visitor with the remains of its houses, its medieval castle and the frescoes of its churches, in a landscape stripped of life, while the amazing beaches of the island, contribute to the emergence of Tilos as an earthly paradise. At Livadia beach, next to the port with its crystal clear waters, as well as at the extremely popular Erystos, Plaka and Agios Antonios beach, all the senses reach their peak and prove, without a doubt, that Tilos is a destination that excites everyone.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine of Tilos is dominated by fish and fresh seafood. Accompanied by salads of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Try the famous shrimp of Tilos, grilled cuttlefish and octopus on the grill, which will excite you.
When to visit Tilos
Visit Tilos in the summer and enjoy a series of activities that will make your trip unforgettable. Swimming, hiking, bird watching, diving, snorkeling and windsurfing will give your trip a special character.
Moving from/to Tilos
Transportation in Tilos
Tilos is connected by ferry to Rhodes, Kos, Nisyros, Symi, Halki and the port of Piraeus, with regular itineraries especially in the summer months.
The transportation in Tilos is available by car or by motorbike, which you can rent, as soon as you reach the island. Tilos has only one road, which crosses the island from the port to Livadia to the settlement of Agios Antonios. Alternatively, discover the beauties of Tilos by public bus or on foot.