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Places, Beaches and Excursions

The island of Tilos is an inexhaustible source of suggestive places and corners for excursions and explorations. Among the many beaches and resorts here is a small taste of the beauties of the island.

LIVADIA

It is the heart of the island and the port of arrival of ferries and hydrofoils. Along with the coast of white and polished pebbles and crystal clear sea, here are taverns, bars, mini markets, souvenir shops, car rentals, scooters, bicycles, the bank and the post office. It is possible to book a “caichi” which, for a fee, makes splendid excursions, half or full day, on the many beaches of the island. In the morning the “caichi” sets sail from the port of Livadia to the bays and the most suggestive and hidden corners of the island where its guests can dive themselves in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the tranquility of uncontaminated nature, far from chaos and confusion.

Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia
Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

ERISTOS

At 9 km from Livadia, also reachable by bus connecting Livadia to Megalo Chorio, it is one of the sandy beaches of Tilos. More than a kilometer long and very deep alternates stretches of gravel to other sandy, in the shade of tamarisks.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia
Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

PLAKA

In a very suggestive panoramic position, it is certainly one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the island. With its pristine sea it is reachable by taking the panoramic road that leads to the Monastery of Agios Pantaleimon.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

MEGALO CHORIO

The capital of the island is Megalo Chorio (large village) located north of the inland, built amphitheatrically on the slope of a hill, at the top of which is the Castle of the Knights of St.John. Inside, some frescoes dating back to the 16th century are still visible. From the Castle you can visit the caves of Halkadio, where the remains of dwarf elephants were discovered in 1971, the last ones lived in Europe, about 120-150 centimeters tall, extinct 3.700 years ago, kept in the small Museum near the Municipality. Not to forget the Orthodox Church of Megalo Chorio and its remarkable icons.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

MONASTERY AGHIOS PANTALEIMON

To the north-east of Megalo Chorio, 800 meters above sea level, stands the Monastery of Aghios Pantaleimon, the patron saint of the island. The Monastery is located in a naturalistic area of particular beauty and is surrounded by the typical floor composed of pebbles. It was built in 1470-80, perhaps above the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Neptune. Its current form is due to two renovations that took place in 1703 and 1824, while the beautiful icon inside the Church was created in the seventeenth century.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia
Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

MICRO CHORIO

A medieval settlement, now deserted, which was definitively abandoned in 1940 by the inhabitants then settled in Livadia. Witnesses to its period of development are the churches. You can still see the remains of a small medieval castle, lookout point and stone housing in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. But Micro Chorio is also "Ghost Town" that lives at night! Here, in fact, one of the old houses has been renovated and the others lit up to spend the summer evenings, dancing the most current music alternating with some Greek music. Anyone who wants to can walk through the remains of the houses coming up to the Church.

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YERA

Along the Livadia beach, at its far east, there is an old stone path. This zig-zag path crosses the slope to the south, branches off, continues to the north and then passes by the slope of the Kastelos hill, on top of which there are the remains of ancient medieval fortresses. The trail then continues to the abandoned village of Gera where the remains of old uninhabited houses are still visible.

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RED BEACH

From the Tilos Mare Village, with a suggestive walk you reach the Red Beach, so named for the particular color of its sand. Passing through the port of Livadia we set off for a tratturo that runs along the sea, which gives with every step an incredible view of the bay and down to the beach. From the port to reach the Red Beach in “caichi”, it takes about 20 minutes; during navigation you meet the elephant rock, so named because it has a graffiti of an elephant. In addition to the Red Beach, the coves that lie behind it are also very beautiful.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

THOLOS – AGHIOS SERGHIOS

A beautiful beach in a small bay, with its blue-green reflections in the southern part of the island.

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Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia

LETHRA

For those who love trekking, with an hour's walk from Livadia, admiring the most beautiful coves and the bluest water, you get to Lethra. Sassosa and barren plunges into a fantastic sea.

AGIOS ANTONIO

Agios Antonios Beach Tilos: The beach of Ahios Antonios is one of the longest in Tilos and very clean. Its coastline is a mixture of pebbles and sand and some bushes spread in the middle. Sun beds and umbrellas are not available even if it is near the fishing village of Agios Antonios. It is only 2 km from Megalo Chorio, the capital of Tilos, on the way to the Agios Panteleimon Monastery.

Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia
Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia
Vacanze in Villaggio sull’Isola di Tilos in Grecia