Tilos is a relief for stressed big-city dwellers: no traffic lights,
no roundabouts, no queues, no congestion charges. Distances are short,
there are few roads and traffic is minimal. To explore the island by car
or scooter does not take long, after an hour or so, all roads are explored.
BY SCOOTER AND
Car and scooter rental places are only in Livadia.
Expect high prices for scooters as it is poor competition. The gas station
is between Livadia and Megalo Chorio.
The local bus start out from Livadia and runs to Megalo
Chorio, Agios Antonis and
Eristos. On Sundays, the bus runs to
the monastery of Agios Panteleimon.
The bus stops there for an hour, so there is time enough to see the monastery
and some of the beautiful surroundings. The bus stop in Livadia lies at
There are no taxi.
BY EXCURSIONS BOAT
You can make a boat excursion to different beaches around the
island several days a week (depending on season). One of the excursions
goes to Red Beach, Lethra
and Skafi, another goes to Agios Sergios
and Tholos, and a third excursion goes
around the island. Lunch is included in all excursions. You can also go
on a excursion to the neighbouring islands of Nisyros
and Symi about
once a week. The boat leaves from the port of Livadia. More information
(and tickets) are available from Stelios who has his little "office"
under a tree at the seafront promenade in Livadia.
Stelios offers excursions around the island.