Despite its petite size, the little-known island of Nisyros is bursting with magical experiences. And we’re not just talking about the volcano!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have some great news to share! There is now a Wednesday ferry connection between Rhodes and Tilos, operated by the Panagia Spiliani ferry.
The new Tilos ferry will depart from the little harbour of Kameiros Skala on Rhodes at 18:15 in the evening. Below you will find the Wednesday timetable.