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Lipsi (Introduction): Lipsi is an island in the northern Dodecanese, south of Samos, east of Patmos with just 700 inhabitants. It is a peaceful island with traditional lifestyle. More specifically, Lipsi is a group of small islands, including Calapodia, Aspronissi, Macronissi, Frago Plavi and other. They can all be visited by daily tours leaving from the main island of Lipsi or Leros.
The surface of the main island is 16 square kilometers  with a coastline of 35km. Lipsi’s coastline consists of a number of small bays, caves and beaches with crystal clear waters. On the island there is a taxi service and bus to take you to the beaches near by. Most of them are within walking distance such as the one of  Hochlakoura, Kambos, Platis Gialos etc.
Liendou is one of the favorite beaches, due to its proximity to the main settlement.
The name of Lipsi is a very ancient one. With the form of the name «Lipsia» it is encountered on ancient inscriptions.
The landscape is comprised of low hills and small fertile valleys, while the cave of Ontas dominates the setting of the island.
Nightlife is limited to a few cafes and bars. Visitors can find numerous tavernas and restaurants, especially in the main square of Lipsi.
Around the island there are scattered a number of small churches and monasteries. Actually, there are so many that the locals have a saying according to which «there is one church for each family in Lipsi».

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