Tilos is one of those tiny Greek islands that belongs to the Dodecanese chain. Still untouched by mass tourism, Tilos island keeps its unspoiled charm. Thanks to its secluded location and raw natural ambiance, Tilos has emerged as an alternative destination for holidays in Greece.

Livadia, the island’s port, is the most touristic place in Tilos. Mikro Chorio, though, is the most interesting one! Mikro Chorio is a ghost village, which is abandoned, oozing a unique mysterious charm. Don’t give it a miss!

After exploring the villages of Tilos Greece, you should head to the beach. Quite frankly, there's luscious swimming to be had on Tilos beaches! As you’d expect from an unspoiled island, Tilos beaches are secluded and unorganized, ideal for those who seek privacy. Some of them are naturist beaches and can be easily accessed either on foot or by a small local bus.

If you’re dreaming of relaxing, private holidays away from the hustle and bustle, look no further than Tilos!

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Tilos a small Greek island that belongs to the Dodecanese island chain. Thanks to its secluded location and small size, Tilos is considered a destination off the beaten tourist trail. It has emerged as a great destination for alternative holidays, as camping and nudism are quite popular on the island.

Tilos island has two main villages: Megalo Chorio and Livadia. Megalo Chorio, which is perched on the slopes of a mountain, is the island’s capital. Livadia is the main port and the most touristically developed village of Tilos, as it has many facilities, Tilos hotels, restaurants, and shops. The most mysterious village in Tilos, though, sits in the center of the island and it’s Mikro Chorio (little village). Mikro Chorio is a ghost village that has been abandoned by its inhabitants in the 50s’ when the latter to Livadia village.

As for Tilos beaches, they boast a beautiful natural setting and have a relaxing atmosphere. Standing out for their crystal clear waters and picturesque ambiance, they are perfect for those who want to unwind away from the noisy crowds. Except for Livadia, which is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds, the rest of the island’s beaches are not organized. Many of them are naturist beaches. Tilos beaches can be easily accessed on foot or by a little local bus from Livadia.

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The only way to reach the island of Tilos is by ferry. There are ferries to Tilos from the port of Piraeus in Athens but the trip is very long. The closest airport to Tilos is on Rhodes island and it is connected to Tilos by ferry.


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  • Livadia beach
    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.
  • Ghost village
    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.
  • Eristos beach
    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.
  • Megalo Chorio
    Megalo Chorio is the capital village of Tilos. It is built on the foot of a rocky mountain, which has a Medieval Castle on its top.
  • Charkadio Cave
    Charkadio Cave is located in the center of the island, about 2 km south of Megalo Chorio. This cave is of great paleontological importance, as this is where the first fossiled teeth of dwarf elephants were found. The findings are hosted in the Paleontological Collection in Megalo Chorio.
  • Monastery of Saint Panteleimon
    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.