Located between Patmos and Leros, Lipsi (or Leipsoi) is a small island of the Dodecanese. Its remote location and small size have caused the island to remain unnoticed by mass tourism, preserving its unspoiled natural landscape, unspoiled seashores and traditional character of its main town.
Hiking, swimming or simply relaxing on the seashore are your go-to activities when visiting Lipsi.

Our guide for Lipsi in Greece contains all the must know information about this small gem of the Aegean! You will find everything you need to know about its beaches, landmarks as well as hotels and restaurants. In addition, we provide a few suggestions on what to do on the island and a collection of amazing photos!

The island has no airport; the nearest one can be found on Leros island. You can either fly from Athens to Leros and get a ferry to Lipsi or get directly from Piraeus port in Athens to Lipsi by ferry, although the latter option may be more time-consuming. Kos, Rhodes, Ikaria and a few other islands of the Aegean are also connected to Lipsi via ferry.


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Lipsi is a small island of the Dodecanese group, at the eastern side of the Aegean Sea.

Its capital is the center of the island’s activities. The main port of the island also lies there, where ferries from Piraeus and other islands of the Dodecanese arrive daily.
In the town, you’ll find the majority of hotels, restaurants, shops and other facilities that will make your stay as comfortable as it can get.
What’s more, there is a public bus departing from the main town that serves itineraries to the island's beaches. So Lipsi Town is, in many aspects, one of the best places to stay.

Close to the town, you’ll find two of the most popular beaches of the island: Lientou and Kambos, where several accommodation facilities are located as well.
The island's seashores stand out for their crystal clear waters, peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty. Most of them are unorganized, so they keep their unspoiled charm and laid-back atmosphere, rewarding the visitors with long relaxing days at the beach! For those who seek total isolation, Lipsi is full of charming secluded beaches, which can be reached either on foot or by bus from the town.

If you’re searching for a Greek island destination off the beaten tourist trail, Lipsi in Greece might be the perfect one for you!

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Lipsi offers mostly small hotels and traditional complexes of apartments and studios for your accommodation, ensuring a calm and peaceful ambience during your holidays.
The majority of them are conveniently located in the main town of Lipsi, near the beach and the local tourist facilities.


The only way to reach the island of Lipsi is by ferry. There are ferries to Lipsi from Piraeus, the main port of Athens but the trip is long. The closest airport to Lipsi is on Leros island and you can then reach Lipsous by ferry.
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Discover the best of Lipsi! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Lovely town
    Lipsi Town is the main village and centre of activities for the island. It spreads along the port and has traditional architecture.
  • Platis Gialos
    The sandy shore and the crystal water attract many visitors. The distance between the main town and Platis Gialos is 4 km.
  • Hohlakoura beach
    On the southern side of Lipsi is the unorganized beach of Hohlakoura. This place has crystal waters, soft pebbles and totally secluded atmosphere.