Nature At Its Best
Tilos is located midway between Rhodes and Kos, making it a remote yet tranquil destination. The stunning mountainous terrain of the island is teeming with an abundance of plants and wildlife, which, together with the magnificent views, makes Tilos a haven for walkers and hikers – or indeed, any individual who appreciates the beauty of nature.
The island also has its fair share of the historical features and sandy beaches that one comes to expect from the Dodecanese Islands. Tilos boasts spectacular beaches; Livadia is the closest to the tourist amenities, allowing visitors to enjoy the close proximity of the island’s many restaurants and hotels, whilst Agios Antonios Beach is a remote and tranquil stretch with deepand rocky waters, creating an atmosphere of calm isolation.
For history lovers, a trip to the Agios Pandeleimonas Monastery is a must; the 15th Century structure was erected in honour of the patron saint of Tilos, and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the entire island. The ancient ruins of Mikri Horio are also an impressive point of interest. After you’ve explored the remnants of the once resplendent buildings, retire for a taste of authentic Greek cuisine in one of the nearby taverns, and learn the stories of the land as told by the welcoming locals.
BEACHES OF TILOS
The beach of Ahios Antonios is one of the longest of Tilos and very clean. Its shore is a mixture of pebbles and sand and some bushes are spread in between.
Plaka beach lies just after Agios Antonios on the way to the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon. The water is as lovely as on other beaches on Tilos, but the stones are a bit angular and difficult to walk on so a pair of bathing shoes is not wrong.
Livadia is the only organized beach on Tilos and it is close to most tourist facilities on the island. Water is clean and the shore is mostly pebbled.