Holidays in Tilos

    Tilos is a tiny island of Dodecanese, located between Kos and Rhodes. Away from mass tourism, Tilos island is an alternative destination with secluded beaches and small villages. Although it has few tourist facilities, they are enough to cater for the limited number of visitors. Livadia is the port of the island and the most tourist place. However, the most interesting place is Mikro Chorio, a ghost village with abandoned buildings. The beaches of Tilos Greece are mostly unorganized and ideal for total privacy. Some of them are also naturist places and they can be accessed on foot or with the small local bus. The island can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from another Dodecanese island.

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    Travel guide to Tilos, Greece

    Tilos island holidays guide

    A place totally off the beaten track, Tilos island in Dodecanese has totally secluded atmosphere and nice beaches. This is a place for alternative holidays, as free camping and nudism are pretty popular there. Almost all activities in Tilos are concentrated in Livadia, the port village, where most studios, taverns and mini-markets are found. In the centre of the island is an old, abandoned village called Mikro Chorio. Holidays in Tilos can be combined with other islands like Kos, Rhodes or Nisyros.

    General information

    Have a look on our travel guide about Tilos and check the most beautiful beaches, villages and sights to visit on the island. Also see our lovely photos, videos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.

    Things to see and do

    Tilos Mikro Chorio

    The island of Tilos, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. Tilos island has two main villages, Megalo Chorio and Livadia. Megalo Chorio is the capital of the island and has been built on the slopes of a mountain. Livadia is the main port and this is where most tourist facilities can be found. In the centre of Tilos island, there are the remains of Mikro Chorio, a ghost village today that was gradually abandoned in the 1950s when its inhabitants moved to Livadia.

    Since the island is not touristic developed, all beaches of the island are peaceful and relaxing. They are known for the clean water and picturesque ambience. Most of them are not organized, except for Livadia beach which has some umbrellas and sunbeds. The rest of the beaches are totally secluded and partly naturists. They can be accessed on foot or with the small local bus from Livadia. Generally be prepared for long walks during your Tilos holidays.

    Organize your holidays

    Have a look on our travel services and organize better your holidays in Tilos. See the hotels we suggest, book ferry tickets and check our island hopping packages that include Tilos.


    Hotels in Tilos

    Almost all hotels in Tilos are concentrated in the port of Livadia. Accommodation on Tilos Greece is very limited, with no large hotels or resorts. Simple studios, self-catering apartments and cozy rooms are available for your Tilos holidays, providing access to the limited tourist facilities and the only organized beach on the island.

    Highlights in Tilos

    Beautiful port beach in Tilos
    Livadia is the only organized beach in Tilos. It is located a short walk from the port and is lined up with seaside cafeterias, fish taverns and beach studios.
    Abandoned village of Mikro Chorio
    In the centre of the island is the ghost village of Mikro Chorio. This village was gradually abandoned when the inhabitants moved to the port of Livadia.
    Secluded beach of Eristos
    Eristos is a large bay in Tilos with amazing waters and secluded atmosphere. It remains unorganized, which is why it is usually frequented by campers.
    Beautiful monastery of Tilos
    Located on the eastern side of the island, the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon is considered the protector of the island. The surrounding nature is truly relaxing.

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