Along with some of the larger Dodecanese, Tilos is greener and more lush than many Greek islands, and is renowned for its wildlife, from flowers to birds. Its gentle landscape rewards hiking, and it offers small villages and unexploited beaches.
What to do If you want to get away from the beaches, the ruined medieval capital of the island, Mikro Horio, is a fascinating place to explore, and a not unreasonable hike up into the hills above Livadia, the port.
Where to stay Friendly, family-run Eleni Beach Hotel (€90) has whitewashed, simple rooms and its own beach.
Where to eat Everything about Tilos seems to belong to a Greece of 20 years ago, and Omonoia cafe doesn’t seem to have changed in those years. Its gigantes (giant beans) are particularly famous.
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