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Sightseeing in Tilos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

The small island of Tilos is located close to Rhodes and is part of the Dodecanese. It attracts travelers primarily as the location of unique nature reserves and archaeological areas. Despite its modest size, the territory of the island consists of 16 nature reserves, which are home to dozens of rare species of birds; you can also find hundreds of rare species of plants there. The island continues to be the focus of archaeologists; remains of prehistoric animals were discovered in one of the local caves.
Tilos Island would be a perfect place for calm family holidays. Unfortunately, there are no such children entertainments like theme parks, but, on the other hand, kilometers of deserted … Open
There are also amazing historical sites on the island. It’s recommended to start excursion from the administrative center of Tilos, Megalo Horio. The main historical symbol of town is the Castle of Knights. Architecture of Metalo Horio is extremely attractive; the new town was built on the site of a large ancient settlement. While walking through town’s winding streets, you can see buildings of past centuries. The ruins of buildings of an earlier period don’t spoil the appearance of the place.
The capital of the island is famous for its unique religious landmarks. The Monastery of St Anthony storing a priceless collection of ancient artifacts, as well as the St. Panteleimon Monastery are attention worth. The latter is now converted into a hotel. One of the most spectacular historic buildings in the capital houses a museum that introduces history and culture of the indigenous population. Among its exhibits are priceless works of art and historical artifacts, as well as part of archaeological findings discovered during exploration of Tilos. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The main port town of Tilos is Livadia that also managed to save a lot of unique historical monuments. The ruins of the Agriosikia Castle that protected port in the Middle Ages can be found on one of the highest hills. The most important religious monument is the Church of Saint Nicholas boasting pristine 13th-century frescoes.
The picturesque village of Gera is situated to the east of the island. The Church of Taxiarch has been its symbol for many years. It was built in the mid16th century. Despite the fact that over the years the building has significantly changed its appearance, its interior has remained unchanged. There you can see amazing frescoes of the late 16th century and unique handmade jewelry.
The island inhabitants are quite open and emotional. It’s a common thing here if you meet two Greek men having a heated discussion, using lots of gestures and interrupting each other. … Open
The old village of Mikro-Horio , the former capital of the island, is of particular interest. Its entire territory is one of the most important attractions of Tilos; the age of some of the buildings of the old town is more than five hundred years. Harkadio cave remains the most famous and visited attraction of the island for more than forty years; in 1971 there have been discovered skeletons of prehistoric animals and tools made by the locals more than 10,000 years ago. Those artifacts were moved to one of the museums of Athens. The legendary cave is a must-see destination of excursion programs. This is just a small part of the unique monuments of history, which can be seen in Tilos. Literally every local town has a picturesque old church and amazing craft shops. A visit to nature reserves will certainly diversify your leisure time.
Tilos Island is a great destination for all fans of beach entertainment. The main beach of the island is located in the capital and has the same name. It is located not far from the port district, so there is absolutely no difficulty reaching it. This beach is a pebble one and looks truly spectacular with tamarisk trees growing near water. Eristos is a no less popular beach. Located on the western part of the island, the beach is distinguished by a large size. It will be absolutely not hard to find a suitable place for peaceful relaxation in the atmosphere of serenity and comfort. Eristos is also suitable for entertainment and water sports.
Despite the fact that Tilos Island is rather a small island, there is a bunch of diverse places of interest. Many travellers come to the island to spend here just a few hours just walking … Open
Not far from St. Antonio Bay, there is one more attractive beach – Milos. Water has an unusual azure shade in this area. It is hard to find a more picturesque place on the island. The coastal area offers a truly spectacular panoramic view of the nearby islands. Many come to this beach to admire breath-taking sunsets. Tilos doesn’t have many entertainment centers as all resorts and beaches of the island are very calm and peaceful. In order to have fun and visit nightclubs or loud discos, young travelers usually head to another resort, Mikro Horio.
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Survived castles around Tilos Island
♥   Castle 'Palaiokastro' Mandraki, 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kastellos' Kritinia, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Monolithos Castle' Monolithos, 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anthimachia Castle' Kos, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nerantzia Castle' Kos, 53.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Tilos Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
When the king Mausolus died, the tomb has not been completed yet. Construction of the mausoleum was finished only in 350 BC. A grand building lasted nearly 2 000 years. During that time, the structure has experienced many important historical events, including numerous attacks by pirates and the conquest. The mausoleum was fully destroyed in the 15th century. Maltese took marble slabs and used them for the construction of the fortress, which bore the name of St. Peter. In 1966, fragments of bas-reliefs and statues of the once majestic tomb were found during archaeological investigations. As so, scientists managed to restore its image as closely as possible. … Read further
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