The Mythology & History of Tilos

Like all Greek islands, magical little Tilos has a fascinating history – and a good ole dose of mythology! From dwarf elephants and ancient poets to becoming the most eco-friendly island in the Mediterranean, here’s an overview of the mythology and history of Tilos.


How to Satisfy Your Love of Greece During Quarantine

We’re living in unprecedented times. Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has turned our lives and our world upside down. We’re all experiencing a new ‘normal’, isolated in our homes, home-schooling our children, and entertaining our confused-but-delighted pets. It’s unlike anything we’ve experienced before.

And we’re definitely not able to travel.

But that doesn’t mean travel shouldn’t be on your mind. In fact, a little escapism is a good antidote to the barrage of bad news facing us on a daily basis. Although we can’t jet off to warmer climes at the moment, there are still ways to temporarily ease your wanderlust.

We want to help you escape from your four walls and take a trip to one of your favourite countries – from the comfort of your sofa. It’s time to reminisce about why you fell in love with Greece, revisit your treasure trove of memories, and let a little travel nostalgia brighten your day.

Here are a few ideas for how you can satisfy your love of Greece during the coronavirus quarantine.


Wildlife in the South Dodecanese: a hoopoe

Wildlife in the South Dodecanese

  • August 26, 2019
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With its stunning history, ancient monuments, picturesque islands, breathtaking coastline and superb cuisine, Greece is an ideal holiday destination. However, few visitors realise that the country also boasts a rich biodiversity with abundant wildlife.

Hugging the coastline of Turkey in the southeastern corner of the Aegean, the Dodecanese Islands sit at a crossroads between Europe, Africa and Asia. Their geographical location has impacted on the flora and fauna found here.

Here’s an overview of the wildlife found in the South Dodecanese, with particular emphasis on our islands, Halki, Tilos and Nisyros.


Island Hopping in the Dodecanese

Tucked in the far reaches of the southeastern Aegean hugging the coastline of Turkey, the Dodecanese is a fascinating archipelago. Rich in history with abundant natural beauty, this magical cluster of islands is linked by a network of ferry services and, in some cases, flights, making it ideal for a spot of island hopping.

Rhodes and Kos are the most popular islands in the archipelago, and both offer plenty of charms away from the tourist trail. But venture further afield and you’ll be richly rewarded. From grand, neoclassical mansions to religious and archaeological sites, superb diving and watersports to myriad spectacular beaches, here are just some of the delights in store when island hopping in the Dodecanese.


5 Reasons to Visit Tilos in Spring

  • May 17, 2019
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Tilos has a unique charm that entices visitors to its shores time after time, yet it’s perhaps as its most magical during spring. With the advent of warmer weather the island becomes a nature lover’s dream, with a tapestry of wild flowers and herbs blanketing the landscape and migratory birds circling above.

Here are our top five reasons to visit Tilos in spring.


Greek Food and the Specialities of Halki and Tilos

To Greeks, food is a way of life and eating out is a national pastime. Greek food is deliciously simple, yet it’s some of the healthiest and tastiest food you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.


Greek Festivals: Festivals in Tilos

  • April 23, 2018
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Greeks love a good festival! Which is lucky because there’s a reason to celebrate almost every day. Most Greeks have the equivalent of two birthdays: one marking the day they were born, and the other held on their name day – the official saint’s day of the saint they’re named after.  In addition, individual islands and villages hold their own celebrations. And then there are the main feast days in the Greek Orthodox calendar.

If you’d like to experience a traditional Greek festival, here are the dates for the main festivals in Tilos along with a summary of each occasion.


Discover the Best Beaches in Tilos

  • March 31, 2018
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The sparkling azure blue waters of the Aegean Sea lap gently at the shoreline. Pebbles dance in the surf with a soft, rhythmic hush, the sole soundtrack aside from the occasional cry of a seagull gliding gracefully in the wind.

Eagles soar over mountains, while out to sea, dolphins, monk seals and turtles frequent the crystal-clear waters.

Tilos may not boast long stretches of pure white sand like some Greek islands, but its beaches have a wild, natural and tranquil beauty that captivates visitors and entices them back year after year.

With 17 beaches dotted around the island, many of them secluded coves, there’s plenty for beach lovers to explore. Here’s our selection of the best beaches in Tilos.


Tilos: The Most Eco-Friendly Island in the Mediterranean

  • July 18, 2017
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You may have noticed our lovely little Dodecanese island of Tilos has been making quite a splash in the news recently.

From herbs and myrrh in ancient times, to fragrant honey and incredible biodiversity today, Tilos has long enjoyed impressive green credentials. The entire island and surrounding islets are a protected nature reserve thanks to the vision and determination of the late major, Tassos Aliferis.

But it’s the innovative TILOS project that’s making headlines today, as Tilos is on track to become the first Mediterranean island to be entirely powered by renewable energy.


The Ultimate Guide to Tilos

  • June 6, 2017
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Part of the Dodecanese archipelago, Tilos is midway between the popular tourist hotspots of Rhodes and Kos, but life on this tiny island is a far cry from the bustling resort ambience of its busy neighbours.

Tilos is a haven of tranquillity. Home to craggy mountains, secluded beaches, carpets of wildflowers, rare birds, medieval castles, sublime sea views, a remote monastery, and a cave of dwarf elephants.

The island has been spared the trappings of mass tourism, yet those who visit tend to return year after year. To find out more about this beguiling island, read on for our ultimate guide to Tilos.