Tiny, quiet, and unassumingly beautiful, Tilos is the ecological park of the Dodecanese. Book ferry tickets to Tilos to find a fascinating destination for a short trip from cosmopolitan Rhodes, where imposing verdant mountains and fertile valleys surround superb medieval castles, wildlife, and numerous Byzantine churches with rare frescoes.
Tilos was the refuge of Europe’s last dwarf elephants, a discovery that has given it a prominent place in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. At the same time, the island is a paradise for birdwatchers as many rare species can be found there during the migration season.
With a multitude of bays and coves, where the air is filled with the scent of herbs, it is an island for real nature lovers. A favourite destination of French and Scandinavian travellers, there is more to remote Tilos than meets the eye. It has pioneered self-sufficiency in green energy and has a social awareness of diversity, demonstrating respect for the natural environment and the individual.