Tilos

  • A hidden gem, tucked away between Rhodes and Kos

  • The only Greek island with a dwarf elephant museum!

  • Craggy, empty hills, green valleys, quiet beaches and bays

  • A network of footpaths, partly waymarked, including old stone ways

  • Two abandoned villages, seven Byzantine 200 churches and chapels, many with wall paintings, and three monasteries

  • A welcoming, tolerant feel and exemplary green credentials

  • Rich, protected wildlife, including rare and endangered species

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Getting to Tilos

Regular ferries from Kos, Rhodes, and other Dodecanese Islands, including the local ferry, Panaghia Spiliani, based on Nisyros, three times a week, linking Tilos with the smaller port of Kamiros Skala on Rhodes. The journey time is about 2 hours to Rhodes.

www.tilos-travel.com/tilos_ferry_schedules.php

www.gtp.gr

www.bluestarferries.com/en

www.12ne.gr/en/index.asp

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 Getting Around and Staying On Tilos

 

  • Most accommodation in Livadia plus a few other small centres, from simple traditional rooms up to higher spec hotels, and a free campsite with toilets and showers.

  • 5 buses a day, (4 on Sundays) link the main centres

  • Car/ scooter/ electric bike hire possible, but no day-boats

Maps and other information

 

Terrain Map 340, a 1:20,000 topographic map, published in 2017, ISBN 978-960684596-3 www.terrainmaps.gr/e-shop/?lang=en

Orama has a 1:25,000 topographic map, published in 2019, ISBN 978-960838594-8, also a 1:40,000 road map (2017) and a 1:35,000 mini map (2016)  www.oramaeditions.gr/index/defaultEn.asp

Anavasi plans to publish one in 2020 www.anavasi.gr/products.php?id=5&lang=en

A number of websites describe the island, including

http://thegreektravel.com/tilos/  general info

http://tilostrails.com/6.html

 

Jennifer Barclay has published a couple of titles based on her life on Tilos:

An Octopus in My Ouzo: Loving Life on a Greek Island

Falling in Honey: Life and Love on a Greek Island

Walking the Islands is a source of walking routes on Greek islands, from short strolls to longer walks and hikes. We describe footpaths, tracks, trails and the old monopatia or kalderimia, the stone roads which formed the islands' transport network for centuries.

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