The island of Tilos is a two-hour ferry journey from Rhodes, but in practice it is a world away.
Visitors are attracted by, and respect, the peaceful and traditional lifestyle of the island’s small communities, and the spectacular landscape and wildlife.
Pristine beaches (The Red Beach, Lethra, Eristos) are offset by stark mountains which are home to many rare species of flora and birds – including Bonelli’s eagle.
A special beauty and fascination reside in the topographical evidence of human habitation and migration.
The deserted hamlets, and even a large village (Micro Chorio), are in various stages of re-absorption into the landscape and occupation by goats. There are also numerous roadside shrines, not to mention the remote St. Panteleimon Monastery.
The island offers superb opportunities for experienced and less-adventurous walkers alike. For those who wish to stay put, the principal port, Livadia, provides an almost endless beach with small, friendly bars and restaurants. A basic bus service operates throughout Tilos, though visitors can also hire a car or bicycle in Livadia.