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Small islands generally tend to be difficult to travel to. But that is not the case with Tilos, rather the opposite, and it is thanks to the proximity of Rhodes which has a international airport and busy ports.

It is possible to go on a package holiday from some countries, check with a tour operator in your country. Most likely the air plane will land in Rhodes, from there a bus take you to Rhodes town and then the journey continues by ferry to Tilos.

The easiest way is of course to go by air to Rhodes, take a taxi to Mandraki port in Rhodes town and continue to Tilos. If you choose to go by bus to Rhodes town you get off at the last stop which is near Mandraki port.

The nearest domestic airport is in Rhodes.

Kamiros Skala on Rhodes.

The small port of Kamiros Skala on Rhodes.

Blue Star Ferries in the port of Tilos.

In 2000 the islanders of Tilos
joined interests and bought a catamaran to facilitate communications to and from the island. Sea Star, as the catamaran is called, runs between Rhodes and Tilos five to seven days a week during mid and high season, less often during off-season. Unfortunately, it was often a problem with the Sea Star, which meant that the boat was still in the port of Livadia. In the summer of 2015 Sea Star stopped working, and it does not exist in this part of the world anymore.

Passengers on a package holiday had to go with a small ferry from Kamiros Skala in Rhodes, which take longer time than the trip with Sea Star. Those who travel independently had to rely on Blue Star Ferries, or Dodekanisos Seaways.

Tilos also have ferry connections with Astypalea, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Nisyros and Symi. A few times a week a ferry runs to and from Piraeus.

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