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The most visited sight on Tilos is the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon. The monastery lies in a spectacular and, to say the least, wild landscape in the north-western part of the island. The drive to the monastery is at least as worth-seeing as the monastery itself.

From Plaka beach and up to the monastery the way becomes more beautiful and dramatic the closer one gets. To say the least, a breathtaking distance. From the parking lot outside the monastery there is 200 meters down to the sea and the view is adorable. Please stop for a while at the parking lot, if you are lucky you will see Eleonora Falcons plunging down the cliffs. That's how majestic as anything else.

Agios Panteleimon is originally from the late 15th century, but over the centuries it has been renovated and enlarged. Previously almost 15 monks lived here, but nowadays it is uninhabited. The courtyard is covered with beautiful mosaics, the church has decorative wall paintings from the 18th century, along the castle-similar walls is the monk cells in a row.

Entrance to the monastery.

The entrance to the monastery.


Agios Panteleimon. Tilos.

Agios Panteleimon is very nicely located.


Agios Panteleimon. Tilos.

On July 25th a three-day annual festival is held with food and dancing inside and outside the monastery. Do not miss if you are on Tilos then.


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